Could you please provide some more information on why you think this is infact a cyst? Also what makes me wonder is how come it just appeared,as I check regulary and didnt notice. It is infact very small but would normally be cause for concern in terms of testicular cancer?
Do I need to have a scan done? It is very small infact depending on how I move the testicles it is not possible to feel it when the testicle is in certain positions. Also what about the fact that it just appeared and I didnt notice it before and also another question in what instances would one start to think about or be concerned about testicular cancer, what would be a tale tale sign? Also just to add this feels like it is under the skin on the testicle rather than on the scrotum because when i move the testicle around the spot does not stay in the same place, which would indicate it is not on the scrotum itself.Would be greatful if you address all these questions. thanks again
I just have a couple of follow up questions. Can cysts appear all of a sudden and then disappear? Also can the cyst be on the actual testicle itself as it seems is the case here. Also in my case it is very very small but is quite hard. Can cysts be hard as well?
What you advise that I should do at this point, also if this gets bigger should I then be concerned about testicular cancer, I mean it is really really small. You mentino that something firm and about 0.5cm can be worrisome but will it not typically start out smaller than that and grow?
but is not the case that in testicular cancer it starts off as a very small dot slash spot and then gets bigger?>
I still have a few follow up questions. You mentioned, that I dont have to have an ultrasound above but then you said I should get one. Also from what I described above what makes you sure that this is a small cyst or spot and not something else?
Are there any risk factors that would increase the risk? I also read it is common in the age group of 25-40 and I am 31, does this increase the risk?From what I described above what would indicate if this was something to be concerned about, that is in what case should one be concerned?
Yes i accept that I am a little bit anxious about this. The only thing that made me worry is the fact that I check the testicles regularly and had not noticed this until this week. Although this is very very small i just wonder how come it just appeared. I am going to see my doctor this week but, i think that if it is so small and they cant even feel it then they might not refer me for an ultrasound scan.
Its not that it is too small to feel as such. Its easier to feel when the testicle is in certain positions.So that is another question I have the fact that it is so small like a grain of sand and I can only be felt more easily when the testicle is in certain position what does that indicate in this case?
Okay I am seeing my doctor on friday. I just dont know if they are not able to feel it at all they might not ask me to have an ultrasound, I guess once they have a look they will decide if I need to have one or not. I know I have already mentioned this but it is very very small could it also be like a spot that actually appeared and would go away? I mean like spots that you can get on other parts of the body can one get these types of spots on their testicle? It does move when i move the testicle indiciating that it is on the testicle itself and not on the scrotum.
does that mean that small spots on the testicle are refered to as cysts? I know i seem like i am anxious about this, but from everything i have described do you think this could turn out to be something else? Or should I be concerned?
I dontt understand what you mean by what I felt and now dont feel. I have just had another look and it feels as though it is like a pimple on the testicle if such a thing is possible
Just a final question. I have read that testicular cancer that it can start as a small spot the size of a grain of sand and then can get bigger from there. How can I be sure that this is not the case for me? Because it could be a small dot that is potentially going to grow larger.
I thought you said that from the way I described it, it did not sound like early testicular cancer? So are you saying that it could actually be early testicular cancer?
But if it is a small grain of sand sized spot then what does that mean i imagine all testicular cancer lumps would have been the size of a grain of sand at some point is that not how it would start?
Okay I am seeing the doctor but what can you please answer these two questions, do testicular cancer lumps not start out very small and grow? Also the second thing is do cysts just appear all of a sudden as this was not there before?
You say they dont start out small and grow but then how do they start does a pea sized lump just appear? Surely they would have to start out at a certain size and get bigger?
I will provide you with a positive rating. I just have one further question in which case should I be really worried about testicular cancer, i mean what would be the tale tale sign?
So what I describe does not sound like the early stages of testicular cancer? You said you are a cancer doctor have you seen cases of testicular cancer that started with a small spot/dot?
Okay please can you tell me the cases you have seen how did they start?
Thats the only thing i dont understand that lump of 1cm would have been smaller at some point would it not?>
yes and so the fact that it was smaller at some point is what makes me worried that at this small point it could be the begining of something worrisome in my case.
So what can I do at this stage. How can I help myself to be relaxed while waiting to be seen by a doctor because i cant stop thinking its the begining of something and i just happened to notice it early. I just had another look at it and its really really small, like a dot almost or feels like a small spot. I dont know what i can do to reassure myself its nothign serious until i see the doctor its i am struggling with fear to be honest.
Yes I will leave positive feedback you have been very helpful. I just have one final question which you have probably already answered but I will ask anyway. How can I be so sure that it is not the begining of tesicular cancer without having an utrasound? I mean how do I know hat this is not how it starts as small spot. Thats the biggest concern for me how do I know this is not the start of something since it just appeared.
Sorry I know i said no more questions but I have one last one and i will provide an excellent rating for your service. Does the fact that it has suddenly appreared and was not there a month ago indicate anyting?
It seems to have a very pointy head like how a spot/zit would be does that sound like a cyst can they be like that?
But its on the testicle itslef, its not on the scrotum and thats why i am so worried its not on the scrotum/skin its on the testicle itself.
So you feel that the fact it just appeared all of a sudden is not an indication that it is early stage cancer? Also about two months ago I had a complete blood count done as part of an overall check up and this was fine. Would it have shown something even if the spot had not yet appeared?