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  • Small movable Lump in scrotum, but not on testicles

    While checking my testicles the normal way, one at a time, they seemed normal to be. However on the right side of the scrotum (sort of at the bottom of the shaft, and quite deep in) I can feel this small round sort of lump, I can roll it around and move it slightly and I know it is 100 percent not attached to the testicles, it is sort of slightly above the right side near the bottom of the shaft. I'm not sure if I should see a doctor about this, I'm really anxious to do so, and have been doing a lot of research on this, most of it says that cancerous lumps normally appear on the testicle and that A lump that is not attached to a testicle and is floating in the scrotum is not a cause for concern. Due to 'severe anxiety' over the past year and going to the doctor/ER a lot and getting blood tests and what not, I feel like I will be wasting people's time again if I go, so it makes it a lot more difficult for me to go. Yet again, it's sort of on the right side above the right testicle but not connected to it, I noticed it a couple weeks ago by coincidence, and since then I seem to be able to find it easier but I'm not sure if that's just because I'm aware it's there.

    Should I wait for a couple weeks and see if it changes at all? Are there any other symptoms, what else cold it be?
    Any advice would be appreciated, I'm also not even sure how to go about asking a doctor for an exam like that.

  • #2
    Lumps caused by TC are part of the testicle, not moveable and hard not at all squishy.

    What you describe sounds much more like a non cancerous cyst located in the vessels and tubes that lead up from the testicle. They are fairly common and unless they cause discomfort then are normally left to their own devices.

    If it were me, I would keep up the monthly self exams (no more frequently or you will make things sore). If you notice changes over time in the size or firmness of the testicle itself or you notice a hard lump that is part of the nut then it is time to see the doc. I found my TC not because of a lump, but because one nut went rock hard to the touch, and lost sensation. It was very obvious to me something was not quite right and at that point you somehow find the words to tell the Doc what is wrong!

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    • #3
      Thank you for the reply,

      if I notice any other changes over the next few weeks I'll probably try to go to the doctor, as right now it is really difficult to go, dealing with 100000 other problems.

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      • #4
        Just cause it doesn't sound like testicular cancer is no reason to skip getting it checked out. I suggest going to the doctor with it as soon as possible. That's what they're for. Better to ask and it be nothing than to not ask and not know. Especially if you have anxiety issues. Good luck, and I hope to hear back that it was nothing.
        11/16/16 Went to primary care complaining of testicular pain. Wrongly diagnosed with epididymitis. Told not to worry, it'll go away on its own.
        12/8/16 Diagnosed with TC in left testicle.
        12/9/16 Left I/O.
        1/5/17 Tumor Markers officially back to normal -- Stage 1A with 70% EC.
        1/26/17 Robotic RPLND using left MSKCC template as primary treatment.
        2/2/17 Pathology results: pN0. They say I still have a 10% relapse chance.
        5/9/17 One and a half year all clear.

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        • #5
          I know this sounds like a stupid question, but how would I go about this. Would going to any doctor be fine, or would I have to go to a specialist. I noticed some other changes and as mentioned before that has convinced me to get an appointment. I'm not sure if I need to tell them the details online/ over the phone depending how I make the appointment, or if I can just go in and express my concerns there, and if so how would I say it? I know I need to do this so I'm going to book, my anxiety is killing me but the change in my area have overridden that. Thanks for any help, yet again I know this sounds like a stupid question but I'm really not good at this kind of thing. And I just realised it's friday.. so not many doctors open tomorrow .

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          • #6
            I would see your general practitioner / primary care doctor initially. Simply tell the doctor you have found a lump in your scrotum. They won't be embarrassed, they see men's bits and a lot worse on a regular basis. They will then tell you what they want to do in the way of examinations etc.

            My GP triages urgent appointment slots so when I spoke to the receptionist and requested a same day appointment.the doctor rang me back to have a chat first. I got no further than saying "lump on my testicle" and I had an appointment for within the hour.

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            • #7
              The only problem is my GP only works monday-friday and it is currently Saturday morning here (4:30 am) been up all night feeling like **** so hoping there is somewhere open later today. It's going to be a bit weird having to go to a random doctor, but don't have much of a choice.

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              • #8
                I wouldn't think waiting till Monday would be an issue. Saying that if it's easy for you to see a random doctor today then go for it, doesn't matter who the doctor is tbh.
                24 year old diagnosed 6/11/16
                Pre/o markers 9/11/16 - HCG 15, AFP 210, LDH 539
                Pre/o CT Clear
                Non-seminoma (80% embryonal carcinoma, 10% yolk sac tumour, 5% chorea carcinoma, 5% seminoma)
                Post-op markers - 14/12/16 - HCG 35, AFP 1050, LDH 430
                Post-op CT with one enlarged lymph node - 1.5x1cm
                Borderline stage 2B/3B
                BEPx3 started 15/12/16 (Borderline BEPx4 - Advise of Dr. E to only do 3 rounds)
                CT and markers clear - in remission - 28/2/16

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                • #9
                  I agree, but my anxiety is 100 percent against me, giving me all these weird physical symptoms and telling me it's related to this, It would be just as bad for me no matter who the doctor, but it's something that has to be done I guess. At least having no sleep all night might make it easier not to focus too much

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mike2212 View Post
                    I agree, but my anxiety is 100 percent against me, giving me all these weird physical symptoms and telling me it's related to this, It would be just as bad for me no matter who the doctor, but it's something that has to be done I guess. At least having no sleep all night might make it easier not to focus too much

                    I had the same anxiety problems, stomach issues etc but just rest assured that the high chances are it is nothing, and even if it is something you are getting it checked out quite early by the sounds of it. Get some sleep and if you go see someone today or wait until Monday it won't make any difference, but if you can easily see someone today then i'd do it, more for your anxiety than anything.
                    24 year old diagnosed 6/11/16
                    Pre/o markers 9/11/16 - HCG 15, AFP 210, LDH 539
                    Pre/o CT Clear
                    Non-seminoma (80% embryonal carcinoma, 10% yolk sac tumour, 5% chorea carcinoma, 5% seminoma)
                    Post-op markers - 14/12/16 - HCG 35, AFP 1050, LDH 430
                    Post-op CT with one enlarged lymph node - 1.5x1cm
                    Borderline stage 2B/3B
                    BEPx3 started 15/12/16 (Borderline BEPx4 - Advise of Dr. E to only do 3 rounds)
                    CT and markers clear - in remission - 28/2/16

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the replies, I ended up falling asleep around 7 am, and managed to get an appointment later today. I've seen this doctor before but he isn't really the welcoming type/seems angry the whole time :l. Anyway in his interests it said Mens health so I thought he was the best choice either way. Not sure if he will do anything at the appointment but I'll see what happens in 2 hours

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                      • #12
                        Thought I'd just post a final update, went to doc and he said he couldn't feel any problems, and couldn't find the lump I was talking about. Basically said I can be assured that there is nothing wrong, the strange lump is still bothering me, but the reason I went was because I felt like my testicles became harder, but the doctor said it was all normal. Guess I should just trust him and stop checking daily :l.

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                        • #13
                          You should not check your testicles more than once a month. Any more often than that & you can assume you caused any problem you feel by over examination.

                          Dave
                          Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
                          Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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                          • #14
                            Hi Mike 2212,
                            I was just wondering if anything more happened.
                            I have recently visited my GP with a floating detached lump and am being referred.
                            But you say your GP coudn't find anything.
                            I was wondering because, on the morning of my visit, I couldn't find the lump - despite it being a reasonable size.
                            But I did find it, and when it came to the visit, I found it and presented it, so to speak, to my GP.

                            Were you still able to find the lump? Did your GP actually feel it?
                            Have you continued to monitor it or have you had it checked out by a specialist?

                            Understand if you don't want to reply.

                            Kind regards...

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