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How can they be so sure that based on a description I have given that it is not something cancerous. let me explain why I am worried. Firstly it just appeared all of a sudden and was not there. Secondly the top of it feels very pointy almost like a zit would be, I have read cysts are usually soft, and not on the testicle itself, in my case this seems to be like a spot on the side of the testicle not part of it the same way you would have a bump on the skin. My question is how can I be sure I mean what would imply that this could be cancer?
Okay you say the primary thing that does not bring up concern is the size. However what about the fact that it feels a little hard to touch, by hard I mean the top part seems like the top of a spot would be. If it is a cyst for example, I have heard that cysts are usually round and soft is that true? I was seen by my GP last week and she said it is most lilkely to be an epididymal cyst because of the size and location. But I was under the immpression that cysts are a lot softer and dont feel point on the top is this correct? Also it feels like a spot on the surface of the testicle rather than feeling like it is part of the testicle again I dont know what this means.
I don't understand what you mean by you do not evaluate something the size of a grain of sand? I thought that any new lump or spot on the testicle needs to be evaluated? What would be a case where I should be concerned I mean what am saying is what type of lump would be cause for concern because even something so small could be the start of testicular cancer. I just need to understand in what case one would be concerned as to the chance of it being testicular cancer.
But my understanding is that for the testicles something can not be biopsied without removing the entire testicle? Also I have read that fibrous tissue often shares some similarities to malignant lumps and that in some cases the testicle has to be removed. When you say fibrous tissue what do you mean? What does the fact that it has a pointy head mean like a spot? I am very anxious about this and part of me is almost convinced that this could be testicular cancer.
My final question, is it that you dont think that this is the start of testicular cancer because of what I describe? Or what makes you say it is not.
I dont see the reason can you please ellaboraate
Okay thank you. One final question, is it true that if the lump or spot is on the testicle itself 95% of the time it is cancerous and if it is on the surface of the testicle then it it not a cause for concern? How can I distinguish if something is on the surface of the testicle or within the testicle itself? When I roll the testicle between my fingers it feels like a spot on the testicle.
when i exam it myself the testicle feels smooth its just that it feels like there is a spot on the top left side of the testicle thats how it feels
Doctor can you say with a lot of certainty that this is not the begining of testicular cancer, mainly because of the size? I mean all lumps would have started small at some point.Are you still available?
Are you still available?
Hi Doctor,I have a follow up question. I saw the urologist and had a scan and as you said it was infact fibrous tissue, which was very tiny. It has since gone on to start disappearing completely.I mentioned before I have a history of prostititis which sometimes flares up and goes. Recently I noticed that after ejaculation I have a little discomfort in my testicles just afterwards its not really pain but rather a sensation as if someone is squeezing my testicles, I had not noticed this before, it started a couple of days ago and as my ultrasound from 3 weeks ago is fine, what does this indicate? In your view? I have no other symptoms.
Apologies. I will give you an excellent rating for this.. Can you address the question?
Are you able to follow up on the additional quesiton above?
But I dont have any symptoms of epididymitis, the testicle does not hurt on its own and I dont have any flank pain or any other symptoms, what woudld this suggest?
Yes I understand but I dont think its epididimityis as I dont seem to have any of the symptoms associated with it. Also the prostatitis I had in the past was non bacterial prostatitis. I dont seem to have any other pain symptoms and after ejaculation its not pain as such but rather a discomfort or small squeezing sensation.
By the most common causes do you mean common causes of this type of discomfort? Could it also not be due to a flare up of prostatitis symptoms?
From what I describe you think it could be one of the things above. Should I take any medication or give it some time and see how it is?