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    Hello everyone. I am writing this because I was a recently sent for an ultrasound after having pain in my left testicle for over a month that wasn't eased by antibiotics. I have also had lower back pain near the crest of my hips in the back. I had the ultrasound and it showed that I had 8 small cysts on my testicle, I was quite alarmed by that number I'm not going to lie. The thing I am concerned about is that on my results it clearly stated 'repeat' on them but when I was discussing the results with my GP he said to ignore the repeat as it wasn't necessary. I find it a bit reckless the GP seemed to ignore the directive from the specialists who looked over the ultrasound. Is 8 cysts common? It seems highly irregular to me, I am only 24. The GP said it could be caused by blockages, well isn't that even more reason to send me for another ultrasound as directed by the specialist who looked over my results?

  • #2
    Multiple cysts are fairly common in testicular Tumors. I would agree with your doc on not repeating, as it is not necessary anyway.
    By the way im 22, and there are many younger men here with multiple lesions.


    All the best for you results though.
    painless lump rightside over 5 month
    tumor markers- afp-14.9 hcg-773
    06/2018- right i/o

    path- teratoma/yolk sac/chorio

    afp down at 2.3 hcg-3303

    ct- no lymph involvement, lung mets (stage IIIA)

    07/2018- start of 3xBEP +1EP

    changed to 3xBEP

    complete response

    07/2019- 9 months all clear(bhcg<0.1 or undetectable from 5 months)

    10/2019 - ct picked up small nodule on other lung (3mm) blood work normal
    (one year mark after chemo)

    11/2019- afp-0.7 bhcg-2.9

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    • #3
      Based on what folks have reported here, 8 cysts seems like more than most guys get, 2-3 seems more normal, but cysts are not life threatening. A re-scan is probably not a bad idea, since the doc reading the scan suggested it, it is my thought that he/she may want to be certain they read it correctly. If your doc won;\'t order it, I would find one that will.

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

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Davepet View Post
        Based on what folks have reported here, 8 cysts seems like more than most guys get, 2-3 seems more normal, but cysts are not life threatening. A re-scan is probably not a bad idea, since the doc reading the scan suggested it, it is my thought that he/she may want to be certain they read it correctly. If your doc won;\'t order it, I would find one that will.

        Dave
        Hi, thanks for the reply. I am based in the UK so it isn't really possible to go to another GP. You are pretty much stuck with the one you are registered with. I tried changing doctors surgery in the past due to bad experience with my current GP but I was told it was not possible as 'they didn't want to cause tension between the doctors'. I am concerned about 8, even though they are apparently small. In the UK you are scanned by a technician before the results are sent to the resident specialist in the hospital, the specialist then sends over their analysis to your GP. The fact the specialist deemed a repeat scan necessary and my GP disregarded that is very concerning to me. In the UK the GPs are pretty much gatekeepers, you can't go straight to a specialist like America, you have to be referred by GP, but my GP seems completely unhelpful in every single way.

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