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Old 02-18-2003, 12:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy Should i be worried???

Hi im 17, 2 years ago i found a largish lump i dont know if its on or just above the left testicle. So i went to the doctors and he checked it out, he then told me to lie flat on my back so i did and the lump totally dissapeared!! He said it was nothing to worry about and it was something to do with the pipes joint to my testicles.

Anyway a few weeks ago i noticed that the lump changed and i think got bigger and today i think it has got only slightly bigger again. BUt it still dissapears when i lie down. I have booked an appointment with the doctor. Should i worry about it?

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Old 02-18-2003, 11:12 PM   #2
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There's a possibility that you may have an inguinal hernia which, while not typically a life-threatening condition, usually requires surgery.

Inguinal Hernia

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Old 02-19-2003, 10:57 AM   #3
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hi your the second person to tell me this and what the website says matches what its like. Thank you fo the information on it. Now im just worried about having an operation!!

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