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  • Alchohol and Testicular Cancer

    Hello everyone,

    New to the community. I have recently been diagnosed with TC after left orchiectomy. Have CT scan scheduled this week followed by tumor markers.

    About a year before going to a doctor I've noticed whenever I drink alchohol (more than 3 or 4 drinks) my left testicle would swell up...however, in the morning when I wake up everything would return to normal. Has anyone else experienced similar symptoms. The internet doesn't seem to have any answers.

    Eventually, I went to a doctor because the same swelling occured, only this time there was no alchohol in the picture and the swelling never returned to normal after a week. Everytime prior the swelling seemed to only happen when drinking.

  • #2
    Welcome to the club, and sorry you had to join us!
    I don't know anything about alcohol and testicular swelling, but I'm not a doctor doctor, but I'll keep my ears open on that one.

    Good luck with the CT and tumor markers, and let us know how it goes for you!
    Painless lump 5/18/2017
    Orchidectomy June 2017 (4.5cm, rete testis involvement)
    Chemo Summer 2017 (2x7AUC carboplatin)
    No evidence of relapse since, but plenty of anxiety about it.

    I'm also an epidemiologist, and a professor at a medical school (with NO training in oncology), oh, and gay, too.


    • #3
      I haven't seen anything about alcohol & testicular swelling either.
      Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
      Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP