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  • Testicle englarement and discomfort

    Hello forum!

    I'm Apostolis, 26 years old and I experience some discomfort and pain on my testicles and around them (groin, lower back, adductor muscles) for about 2 months now . I visited a urologist, got ultrasonic on testicles, kidney, bladder and prostate. I also got urine and sperm checked for infections but nothing showed up, everything was ok. The only thing that concerns me (the doctor didn't seem concerned) is that my testicles are about 2 cubic cm bigger than 3 years ago when I had an ultrasound again. Is this change normal though? The doctor told me not to worry about the size change, and that the discomfort probably comes from a problem on my lower back or legs that resonates to the testicles or from irritable bowel syndrome i think its called. Should I be worried about the volume increase? Should I get a blood test for cancer like PSA etc? Or does anyone know any other reason why my testicles may be bigger?
    My problem is that I don't have medical care for the next couple of months and these tests are a bit expensive.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
    Last edited by beerovios; 02-24-19, 11:02 AM.

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    Just my opinion, but if we don’t like the results of a test you repeat the test to see if they match. Is it possible to get an ultrasound with a different doctor at a different hospital? It might be the peace of mind you need in order to go back to living life and off this forum. Bloodwork can also be done but can sometimes not be very helpful. You would ask to get the following tumor markers checked AFP, HCG, LDH.

    I never had enlarged testicles. For cancer you would be feeling them for a hard lump especially on top where the “tubes” are. Mine were there making it very difficult to find since they are so sensitive in that area.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by surfhb View Post
      Just my opinion, but if we don't like the results of a test you repeat the test to see if they match. Is it possible to get an ultrasound with a different doctor at a different hospital? It might be the peace of mind you need in order to go back to living life and off this forum. Bloodwork can also be done but can sometimes not be very helpful. You would ask to get the following tumor markers checked AFP, HCG, LDH.

      I never had enlarged testicles. For cancer you would be feeling them for a hard lump especially on top where the "tubes" are. Mine were there making it very difficult to find since they are so sensitive in that area.

      Yeah, forgot to mention I got a second ultrasound at a great radiologist that I trust, just to be sure, and he said I'm fine. The thing that concerns me is the fact that they are bigger. Thanks for the names of the markers!!

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      • #4
        With two negative U/S, you do not likely have TC, here a few links to other possible causes:

        https://www.webmd.com/men/inflammati...cle-orchitis#1

        https://www.medicinenet.com/swollen_...s/symptoms.htm

        https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20363969

        Most of these are not very serious, but I would personally want my doc to diagnose the actual problem rather than just write it off.

        Dave
        Last edited by Davepet; 02-24-19, 11:11 PM.
        Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
        Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Davepet View Post
          With two negative U/S, you do not likely have TC, here a few links to other possible causes:

          https://www.webmd.com/men/inflammati...cle-orchitis#1

          https://www.medicinenet.com/swollen_...s/symptoms.htm

          https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20363969

          Most of these are not very serious, but I would personally want my doc to diagnose the actual problem rather than just write it off.

          Dave
          Okay! I'll try another doctor. Thank you very much

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