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  • Sore nipples

    It has been 3 weeks since my orchiectomy. Before the sugery my hcg levels were at 77. Doc says they have normalized but my nipples are just as sore as before. Is this normal?
    My brain wants to connect that with rising hcg levels.

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    actually for some reason Boyce's doctor said his nipples may remain tender forever,and he has had an all clear . Don't allow it to raise your anxitey yet. Sore nipples or sore breast tissue I have heard is common. Best of luck,
    Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
    Current DVT
    Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

    "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum

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      My son's got a bit better right after the I/O but it was months before they were pain free.
      Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

      Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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