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  • Waiting to hear back from the Doc, but symptoms have changed.

    I'm having a second ultrasound performed tomorrow on my left testicle. Had my first ultrasound about 2 weeks ago to find out what the lump on my left testicle was to see what they were dealing with. My urologist seems to think it could be an inflammatory infection, which was relieving to hear. But about a week ago, my right testicle started hurting, and there is no lump. What's going on? Is it hurting because it's compensating for the possible infection to the left one? Or maybe the infection has spread? The other thing that's going through my head is that if it's cancer, it has spread to the other one.

    I'm really starting to get nervous.

    Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Brett
    5/1/12 TC Detected
    5/7/12 Left I/O - 100% EC
    6/5/12 L-RPLND
    7/16/12 EPx4 Begins
    9/21/12 - EPx4 Completed - Surveillance Begins

    blog http://brett-tc.posterous.com/
    twitter https://twitter.com/Brett_Robinson

  • #2
    Originally posted by DBR82 View Post
    I'm having a second ultrasound performed tomorrow on my left testicle. Had my first ultrasound about 2 weeks ago to find out what the lump on my left testicle was to see what they were dealing with. My urologist seems to think it could be an inflammatory infection, which was relieving to hear. But about a week ago, my right testicle started hurting, and there is no lump. What's going on? Is it hurting because it's compensating for the possible infection to the left one? Or maybe the infection has spread? The other thing that's going through my head is that if it's cancer, it has spread to the other one.

    I'm really starting to get nervous.

    Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Brett
    It sounds like an infection. Ciproflaxin should clear it up, in about a week. If not, the ultrasound should tell if it's a tumor, or not.
    Jan 2000 Left I/O
    Surveillance
    Dec 2011 cancer diagnosed in right testicle, and lymph node, followed by I/O
    Pathology report 100% pure seminoma
    March 5 2012 started chemo 4xEP
    May 11, 2012 Finished Chemo.
    October 29, 2012 All Clear.

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    • #3
      Yeah, the doc put me on that and something else. Its been about a week. The lump is still there, but no pain. But now i'm having pain the right one, but no lump.

      I'm in the dark.
      5/1/12 TC Detected
      5/7/12 Left I/O - 100% EC
      6/5/12 L-RPLND
      7/16/12 EPx4 Begins
      9/21/12 - EPx4 Completed - Surveillance Begins

      blog http://brett-tc.posterous.com/
      twitter https://twitter.com/Brett_Robinson

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DBR82 View Post
        Yeah, the doc put me on that and something else. Its been about a week. The lump is still there, but no pain. But now i'm having pain the right one, but no lump.

        I'm in the dark.
        That's pretty much how my journey started.

        My testicle was pretty swollen, and it hurt. They did an ultrasound, and didn't see anything. So, the doctor gave me cipro, and told me to wear a jockstrap, and keep it elevated.

        Well, after about a week, it never went down, so they did another ultrasound, and found a mass. I had surgery about a week later to remove it.

        I'm not sure both of your testicles have cancer, or they're just infected. The doctor will have to take more steps, to figure this out.

        But, don't worry dude, it'll be okay. Right now, you're going through hell, but you'll get through this.
        Jan 2000 Left I/O
        Surveillance
        Dec 2011 cancer diagnosed in right testicle, and lymph node, followed by I/O
        Pathology report 100% pure seminoma
        March 5 2012 started chemo 4xEP
        May 11, 2012 Finished Chemo.
        October 29, 2012 All Clear.

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        • #5
          Is it possible that the right one is hurting because it's compensating for the left one? Whatever the case may be?
          5/1/12 TC Detected
          5/7/12 Left I/O - 100% EC
          6/5/12 L-RPLND
          7/16/12 EPx4 Begins
          9/21/12 - EPx4 Completed - Surveillance Begins

          blog http://brett-tc.posterous.com/
          twitter https://twitter.com/Brett_Robinson

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DBR82 View Post
            Is it possible that the right one is hurting because it's compensating for the left one? Whatever the case may be?
            I don't think so. Is it enlarged at all?
            Jan 2000 Left I/O
            Surveillance
            Dec 2011 cancer diagnosed in right testicle, and lymph node, followed by I/O
            Pathology report 100% pure seminoma
            March 5 2012 started chemo 4xEP
            May 11, 2012 Finished Chemo.
            October 29, 2012 All Clear.

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            • #7
              Hard to tell. I don't think so?
              5/1/12 TC Detected
              5/7/12 Left I/O - 100% EC
              6/5/12 L-RPLND
              7/16/12 EPx4 Begins
              9/21/12 - EPx4 Completed - Surveillance Begins

              blog http://brett-tc.posterous.com/
              twitter https://twitter.com/Brett_Robinson

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              • #8
                Second Ultrasound. Target Remains.

                Had second ultra sound yesterday. After a week of anti inflammatory medication, the mass is still the same size. Good news is that the right one checked out okay and there were no tumors found. Not sure what caused the pain in the right one, but its not looking good for lefty. I just hate having to wait until Tuesday to hear the what the urologists wants to do next.
                5/1/12 TC Detected
                5/7/12 Left I/O - 100% EC
                6/5/12 L-RPLND
                7/16/12 EPx4 Begins
                9/21/12 - EPx4 Completed - Surveillance Begins

                blog http://brett-tc.posterous.com/
                twitter https://twitter.com/Brett_Robinson

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