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  • please help me, can it be testicular cancer?

    Hi all, please help

    I am 21 years old. i have been experiencing pain in my right leg(from groin area to the toe) for about six months now and painkillers did not help. About two months ago, i realised that the pain originates from my right testicle. my right testicle is painful and a two weeks ago, i checked my testicles in the shower and felt a lump(round pea-sized) on my right testcle and it is floating on my scrotum. I went to the doctor and said it was an infection, but still after taking antibiotics, the pain on my right testicle and right leg won't go away.

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Hi there.

    First off, pain is not normally a symptom of TC, but can often be associated with other more benign testicular complaints.

    You were right to get the lump you felt checked out, and it may well be related to infection, but the only way to be sure would be to get an ultrasound. Having taken the antibiotics and if you still have a lump, you should go back to your doctor and get them to refer you for an ultrasound scan.

    With regards to the lump, if it's 'floating', and not part of the main body of the testicle then it's more likely to be cyst, so don't worry yourself too much - and try not to examine yourself too much or too roughly: that can often lead to dull aches and pain.

    - T
    30 Jul 14: Discovered lump
    31 Jul 14: GP referral to specialist
    4 Aug 14: Clinical diagnosis of tumour, blood samples taken, CT scans, USS (confirming ~2cm tumour)
    8 Aug 14: Left radical orchidectomy (plus test results back: CT normal, no mets; blood markers slightly elevated: AFP 14.16, HCG 4.9, LDH 149)
    29 Aug 14: Pathology results: Stage 1A Mixed Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumour (composition: Yolk-sac Tumour and Mature Teratoma)

    24 Sep 14: Started precautionary adjuvant 1xBEP
    23 Oct 14: All clear; on surveillance

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    • #3
      Thanks Talis, I will definately go for ultrasound, can masturbation worsen my pain?

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      • #4
        Difficult to say - it would depend on what the exact cause of the pain is. It's unlikely to cause significant problems, but if it does worsen the pain then it'd be worth holding off until you see your doc.

        - T
        30 Jul 14: Discovered lump
        31 Jul 14: GP referral to specialist
        4 Aug 14: Clinical diagnosis of tumour, blood samples taken, CT scans, USS (confirming ~2cm tumour)
        8 Aug 14: Left radical orchidectomy (plus test results back: CT normal, no mets; blood markers slightly elevated: AFP 14.16, HCG 4.9, LDH 149)
        29 Aug 14: Pathology results: Stage 1A Mixed Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumour (composition: Yolk-sac Tumour and Mature Teratoma)

        24 Sep 14: Started precautionary adjuvant 1xBEP
        23 Oct 14: All clear; on surveillance

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