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    Hi guys, I finished by 3x BEP early January. It wasn't fun, that is for sure, but thankfully uneventful ( with the exception of neutropenic sepsis during first cycle). My seminoma shrunk from 5cm to 1.6 cm.

    In the last week or so I ve started to have some flare ups down the left leg, starting with buttocks and stopping sometimes just below knee but also sometimes all the way down to toes. Also one or two toes started being quite numb.

    I really hope is peripheric neuropathy but I wouldn t expect it to affect the whole leg (and nothing else) . It is a mix of tingling, numbness, warm sensation. Also might be sciatica but the timing is really awkward.

    I m afraid of metastasis near spine, but soo soon after Bep? They should have also shown on Ct right?


    Anyone else experienced anything similar?

    Many thanks

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    It could very well be a neuropathy but I would be sure to bring it to the attention on my physician, just so they know what it going on and can determine the cause. Is it related to the chemo? To the surgery? To something completely different.

    Mike
    Oct. 2005 felt lump but waited over 7 months.
    06.15.06 "You have Cancer"
    06.26.06 Left I/O
    06.29.06 Personal Cancer Diagnosis Date: Got my own pathology report from medical records.
    06.30.06 It's Official - Stage I Seminoma
    Surveillance...
    Founded the Testicular Cancer Society
    6.29.13 Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro for 7th Cancerversary

    For some reason I do not get notices of private messages on here so please feel free to email me directly at mike@tc-cancer.com if you would like to chat privately so as to avoid any delays.

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    • #3
      Hi Mike, they said it is probably sciatica. I had 3x BEP, pure seminoma, shrinkage from 5 to 1.6 cm.

      I find it quite strange as it is accompanied by some pain in the abdomen as well.

      I will follow up with them at the next consultation.

      Thanks,

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      • #4
        I was kind of wondering if sciatica could be playing a role but I am a pharmacist and not a physician so it isn't my specialty but know it can be very unpleasant. Hopefully, they find you some resolve soon.

        Mike
        Oct. 2005 felt lump but waited over 7 months.
        06.15.06 "You have Cancer"
        06.26.06 Left I/O
        06.29.06 Personal Cancer Diagnosis Date: Got my own pathology report from medical records.
        06.30.06 It's Official - Stage I Seminoma
        Surveillance...
        Founded the Testicular Cancer Society
        6.29.13 Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro for 7th Cancerversary

        For some reason I do not get notices of private messages on here so please feel free to email me directly at mike@tc-cancer.com if you would like to chat privately so as to avoid any delays.

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        • #5
          I've had sciatica, & your description sounds like that. It's normal to try to link symptoms to your TC, but sometimes you just have more than one problem at a time
          Last edited by Davepet; 03-03-21, 12:18 AM.
          Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
          Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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