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do you have any urinary symptoms?
Like pain or burning in urine?
Or frequent urination?
no urinary symptoms
testicle sore to touch and can feel large next to it or attached to it
Have you been sexually active recently?
What is your age?
yes i have been sexually active over the past week and i am 39
large lump I meant to say in other sentence
Sound like you have orchitis or epididymo-orchitis which you may have acquired through sexual intercourse. You do need to see a doctor preferably a urologist.
But even a general doctor would do.
An ultrasound of the testes may be required to have a look at the lump that you are having in the testes
You will most likely require an antibiotic like doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for seven days
But before that you will require an examination.
ok so a general doctor at the hospital first then, what is orchitis?
You don't think it will be cancer?
Cancer is unlikely
Infection is more likely
Cancer is usually painless
Pain suggest an infection
ok so will book an appointment with gp first or straight to a urologist?
GP first I would like
Then urologist if required.
Ok thanks for the advice, what is orchitis?
It is infection of the testes
Or inflammation of the testes secondary to infection.
Can you catch it if you wear a condom?
If you wear a condom you should be fine
But you can get it with unprotected oral sex
ok thats how I may have contracted it
No thats fine am happy if you don't think it is cancer and will go and see a doctor tomorrow
I do not think it is cancer
I think it is an infection that you may have contracted which is curable.
ok thanks for your advice and putting my mind at rest :-)
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