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by Geordie on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:54 AM
Good morning from the UK!
Around 3 months ago I found something to the rear right hand side of my Right Testicle, not a lump a such in that I would always describe a lump as a ball shape so a pea or a gumball.
What this appears to be is one of the tubes that is connected to the testicle though it is rock hard and very painful to touch and appears to be getting bigger.
If it is squeezed very gentley it feels like I have been kicked in the knackers but ends with me having a tugging feeling in my lower abdomen on the right hand side and also in my lower back on the same side.
Even without a squeeze most days my abdomen and back are uncomfrotable and recently last 6 weeks or so I am struggling to stay awake, feeling very lethargic and down.
I have been to the doctors originally when I found this and started feeling the discomfort in my back however the diagnosis was that it was nothing to worry about. Since then however it has grown and the tiredness and abdomen/back pain have worsened.
Anyone any experience of this and what should my next move be?
by piscator54 on Wed Dec 30, 2009 05:29 PM
I can only relate to you my personal experience so far, so here goes.
About 4 weeks ago, I was in the shower and my right testicle felt larger, a little sore and a bit of a lump on the end. I went to my doc and he started with "well, you are outside the range of testicular cancer but we should check it out". Had an ultrasound the next day and they found a vascular mass on the right testicle. Appointment with the urologist went like this 4 days later: "You're a little old to be having testicular cancer, but there is something there so the testicle should come out". This was consistent with all the reading I had done, as a high percentage of testicular tumors are cancerous.
Orchiectomy 1 1/2 weeks ago and just got the pathology report back on Monday. Seminoma found in the removed testicle. I go for CT scans tomorrow to see if it has gone anywhere else and an appt. with the oncologist next week.
I also had a low grade pain in my lower abdomen, more like a heavy feeling than pain. I would certainly pursue getting another opinion and see a urologist. I thought I was safe being 55, but obviously not the case. Not sure how you navigate this in the UK but find a way to get it done.
by mascotty02 on Mon Apr 25, 2011 04:08 PM
go to your gp straight away, it may be something it may be nothing, mine started like this in January and went to the doc and had scans done and a marker test. it was all done over several weeks and finaly I was admitted into the MRI in Manchester UK and sadly lost my right testicle, but life comes first and not my pride. am now waiting for results from the path lab and waiting to see if I need chemo. get it checked matey, let us know how you get on
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