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Old 07-05-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

My post is quite long, so if you don't feel like reading, you can scroll down to the bold paragraph, and it's all broken down there.


Hi, I just registered here, looking for some help/advice, I hope I can find something here.

I am 18, turning 19 in a few months, yesterday afternoon, I found a small lump on my right testicle, I haven't ever felt it there before, yesterday was the first time I noticed it.
I read online that cancerous lumps, are around the size of a pea, this lump feels more the size of a small zit, the size of a pin ***** I guess, maybe a little bigger.
I cannot talk about it to anyone really, since I don't feel comfortable talking to parents or friends about it, my parents have never told me about this kind of thing, I have had to teach myself/learn from experience.
I am not a virgin, but haven't had unprotected sex since December last year, and that was with a virgin, so I can't see how I could have any STD's.

It's starting to worry me, I suffer from anxiety, and I am also a hypochondriac, so now I believe I have cancer
My GP is a male, I cannot bring myself to let a man touch me around there, if it's for good, or not, I have strong beliefs when it comes to homosexuality, and no man will never go near there for whatever reason, it's sad I know, but it's just me.

I was wondering if someone on here could help me out with it? I will break it down in a simple paragraph. if you don't feel to read my whole post.

I found a small lump on my right testicle, it's about he size of a spot on your face, a bit bigger than a pin ***** I guess. It doesn't seem hard, but I can't really feel it, from what I can feel, it's around the back/side of my testicle, maybe a little high up too. But I am not totally sure.
There's no pain either, I can put pressure on it, and can't feel any abnormal pain, but I can feel a difference when I try "scratch" at it, if you know what I mean.


I did ask my mum, if there has been a history for cancer in the family, just out of interest I said, and she told me, her parents, parents died of cancer, her grandad died of prostate cancer, and her grandmother died of ovary cancer.

Thanks in advance, please let me know what it could be, I need to work up the courage to get checked out, and find a female doctor who can do it.

 
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

I have a small lump on my right testicle. I went to a urologist that did an ultrasound and found that is was simply a cyst.

So, I would suggest, given your views, to find a female urologist that can take a look at it just in case, especially with your family history of cancer. It may be nothing, but is definitely worth getting looked at if only to make you feel better.

 
Old 07-05-2008, 07:53 PM   #3
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

Thanks for taking you're time to reply, it's appreciated.

I am looking to call my GP, or even go over there, it's just across the road from my house, thing is, i'm not comfortable talking to people about that kind of thing, only person I find it relatively easy to talk to is my girlfriend

I am definitely going to get checked out if it doesn't go away in a few days, going to wait until i'm alone, my parents always listen in

I did get hit there a couple of days ago, it hurt for a while, then 3-4 days later I had this pimple like bump, smaller than a grain of rice on my testicle. Could it be anything to do with that?

I'll definitely get checked out though, thanks for the reply.

 
Old 07-05-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

Trauma can cause problems or it simply brings things to light that maybe you didn't know about. I tend to pay attention to that area especially when I have any pain. It is very good that you are paying attention to these things at such a young age. Many guys don't pay attention even though they know they should.

If it makes you feel more comfortable, maybe your GP or urologist (if you choose to see one) will allow your girlfriend to come back with you to support you. I know I like to have my wife around sometimes during these things.

 
Old 07-06-2008, 06:13 AM   #5
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

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Trauma can cause problems or it simply brings things to light that maybe you didn't know about. I tend to pay attention to that area especially when I have any pain. It is very good that you are paying attention to these things at such a young age. Many guys don't pay attention even though they know they should.

If it makes you feel more comfortable, maybe your GP or urologist (if you choose to see one) will allow your girlfriend to come back with you to support you. I know I like to have my wife around sometimes during these things.
Thanks mate, I don't normally pay attention, just a quick examination and things are fine, but when I do something I will spend hours and hours researching what it could be, and persuading myself what's wrong

I haven't really had any trauma recently, not that I can think of anyway.

I have just woken up, and the bump is still there, still smaller than a grain or rice, and it isn't hard or anything, feels soft I think.

 
Old 07-07-2008, 08:37 AM   #6
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

If you have a history of cancer in family, you should have it checked out. Just a word of warning, all of your doctor's, if you need more than one's opinion, may not be female.

 
Old 07-07-2008, 09:20 AM   #7
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

Thanks for the replies again, i am going to book an appointment to be checked by a local GP.

What is the average size of a cancerous lump though?

This lump seems smaller than a grain of rice, i guess about 1-2mm's.

It's nothing big, and sometimes hard to find because of the size, but if you run you're thumb over it, you can notice.

It is also soft, not hard. Each time i feel it, it seems to have moved, that's what's weird. I think it may be my testicle moving positions though, is that normal?

 
Old 04-02-2011, 06:00 AM   #8
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

This sounds very similar to what I found last night, I'm very worried and similiary I'm too embarrassed/nervous to tell my mum.. I'm nearly 18.

What happend in the end, how did it turn out?
Thanks

 
Old 04-02-2011, 06:08 AM   #9
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

happened to me years ago, turned out to be normal anatomy

make an appointment with the doctor and don't worry

 
Old 04-02-2011, 06:19 AM   #10
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Re: I Found A Lump On My Testicle...

Found it last night, the reason I checked was because it was hurting after ejaculating.. Now I'm watching the football and really not into it, just really worried, and cannot even imagine how id tell my mum that I've found a small lump it's about the size of a grain of rice - slighty smaller I'd say. Around the lump is a bit tender but doesn't hurt much. I dont know what to do..

 
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