It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cancer: Testicular Message Board

  • Two Lumps...One Found Years Ago....

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-24-2011, 04:37 AM   #1
    raracer
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    raracer's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Posts: 6
    raracer HB User
    Two Lumps...One Found Years Ago....

    A few years ago, I think in 2007, I found a lump on my right testicle. I went to the doctor and he said it didn't seem cancerous and that it was something to due with a blocked sperm track or something and gave me a medicine. I took it, it shrunk/went away but only for a week or two. I never really thought anything else about it.

    Last night I felt another lump on my left testicle, about the same size. The thing is the one on my right testicle usually stays the same size, I regularly have checked it just to be sure it doesn't get bigger, last night it felt much bigger, but this morning it's "Regular" size again.

    Should I worry? I'm 22, so I know I can get testicular cancer, but I read so much about guys thinking there is a problem when there isn't. I plan on going to the doctor anyway to be sure, but now I'm worried what if he was wrong and it has spread?

    Would blood tests show this? I had blood work done around 6 months ago, if it had spread badly would that show anything?

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 01-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
    Kali333
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Kali333's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: USA
    Posts: 808
    Kali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB UserKali333 HB User
    Re: Two Lumps...One Found Years Ago....

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by raracer View Post
    A few years ago, I think in 2007, I found a lump on my right testicle. I went to the doctor and he said it didn't seem cancerous and that it was something to due with a blocked sperm track or something and gave me a medicine. I took it, it shrunk/went away but only for a week or two. I never really thought anything else about it.

    Last night I felt another lump on my left testicle, about the same size. The thing is the one on my right testicle usually stays the same size, I regularly have checked it just to be sure it doesn't get bigger, last night it felt much bigger, but this morning it's "Regular" size again.

    Should I worry? I'm 22, so I know I can get testicular cancer, but I read so much about guys thinking there is a problem when there isn't. I plan on going to the doctor anyway to be sure, but now I'm worried what if he was wrong and it has spread?

    Would blood tests show this? I had blood work done around 6 months ago, if it had spread badly would that show anything?
    My husband had something similar in his early 20s. The doctor said it was a varicocele. Maybe that's what your first lump was. It's probably what this one is too.
    You should definitely get it checked out though. Good luck!

     
    Old 02-09-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
    roycedafive9
    Junior Member
    (male)
     
    roycedafive9's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: IA
    Posts: 20
    roycedafive9 HB User
    Re: Two Lumps...One Found Years Ago....

    Its good that you will or (may have already) visited your doctor. Testicular cancer is common in your age group, but, it is also one of the most curable cancers, and has high success in complete recovery if caught soon! Sometimes you have to be aggressive with you care provider. Im certain you can trust most care providers, however, you know your body and symptoms far better than they. If you took medicine and it came right back, I would be persistent in getting further testing. Blood tests specifically for tumor markers are how doctors test for cancers (or one way of it). For testicular cancer I believe is an AFP, which is not something that would be conducted during a typical routine blood test.

    You could request a Testicular ultrasound. They are inexpensive when compared to ct scans and mri's, non invasive, meaning they do not cut into the body, its simple and usually doesn’t take long. Typically if you get the main radiologist in he can tell you immediately if there are any abnormalities.

    Good luck.

     
    Old 02-25-2011, 11:08 AM   #4
    soundwaverider
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    soundwaverider's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Feb 2011
    Location: California U.S.
    Posts: 9
    soundwaverider HB User
    Re: Two Lumps...One Found Years Ago....

    I would definately request a Testicular ultrasound. It will most likely give you the answers you are looking for. Don't just ignore what you have found. Good luck.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Has anyone had/got testicular cancer? I've found a lump... Rigdon Cancer: Testicular 5 08-16-2010 04:38 AM
    testicular cancer DaleJrFan8 Cancer: Testicular 1 03-30-2005 09:14 AM
    Can someone please tell me if these symptoms could mean testicular cancer? antonio100 Cancer: Testicular 0 12-12-2004 04:39 PM
    Testicular cancer? I've had this for 5+ years now.. joebloggs2 Cancer: Testicular 7 09-30-2004 05:07 PM
    Can you have testicular cancer for 13 years rdcamero Cancer: Testicular 4 09-17-2003 09:31 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:43 PM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!