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posted by Maverick Joey
27 April 2019

Lump on skin of prostate

Last reply: 1 year ago
Hi, Before I talk to my problem. I am a 23 years old. I just noticed it today that i have a lump on my testicle. . I mean the outside skin of the testicle. It hurts a little when I touch it. I believe this would be just a normal pimple but I am just worried.The colour of is red not too red just like a pimple red Also, I have this little red ones when it touches it hurts but it did not form any lump on my pelvis where the above of my private parts and the pubic area. Lets be clear that I do not have any symptoms and I have just found it today. I checked my gland on neck but it did not grow or anything. I am still looking for personal consultation but I just want to have advice on this problem. I hope you could help me. Thank you for the time. Regards, A.
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posted by navanman
21 February 2017

Importance of getting checked

Last reply: 1 year ago
Hi all, I don't know if anyone will see this given the last post to this community was 5 years ago. I just want to highlight the importance of getting checked out by your GP if you have even the slightest hint of a concern. If it does turn out to be nothing, all it has cost you is a single GP fee and what is that for the peace of mind you would then have. If it is something of concern, catching it early is vital. Thankfully I went to a GP the moment I felt like something might not have been right. From the moment I saw the GP things moved along rapidly. I saw the GP on a Monday, had an ultrasound on a Tuesday, and saw a Urologist on a Thursday and two weeks later I went in for surgery. I found out post surgery that it was stage 1 testicular cancer. I am now being closely monitored by an oncologist to ensure it doesn't come back. The monitoring process does add a certain amount of peace of mind in itself as I feel if anything appears, it will be found quickly. Throughout the process I have also had support from family and friends which is also a help.
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posted by a2bquickly
15 June 2008

what can happen if not detected early,so be alert

Last reply: 4 years ago
Iam a 20 year old male,i did all the things any other 18-22 year old did,went out the weekends,hell,while i was at college i was even going out weeknights,life was great,living it to the full,however one day it was to change completely. One day while i was in the city with my mates they noticed i was acting quite weird,saying the same thing several imes,forgetting where we were going,talking absolute rubbish in general. Anyway,because my mates noticed this they got quite worried so my best mate tony decided to have a word with my mther as he had his suspicions that i might have taken some sort of drug or something, my mother knew me too well, she knew i would never try drugs but she agreed with tony,i was acting strange. The next day my mother took me to the hospital, the doctors were puzzled, they did a number of tests but couldnt find anything wrong, they decided it was best keep me in just so they could monitor me, i was in for four days before being let out, however my problem wasn't solved at all, my mum and my brothers and sisters became more and more worried,they were annoying my gp everyday to do something. one day out of the blue i got a phone call and i was told i had to go immediately to hospital, i saw a specialist there,he examined me and immediately he recognised a swelling on my testicle,i had never noticed myself as i was too young and naive to check,i was diagnosed with testicular cancer and had to have my testicle removed immediately, the problem was that because i hadn't noticed it earlier it had lead to swelling on my brain as a side effect, this caused severe damage to my memory,which may or may not ever repair,i was been treated for this swelling,when they finally got that under control my chemo started. during the first round of chemo i was kept in the hospital,the chemo knocked me for six, my appetite went, i had little or no energy, a crazy sleep pattern and i was never in the mood to talk to people which is highly unlike me. the first round of chemo lasted 3 weeks, before the chemo i had a big head of hair however i knew it was going to fall out so i eventuallly plucked up the courage and let my brother shave it off,to avoid clumps of hair on my pillow every mornin or hair in my food etc. for the next 3 rounds of chemo i was allowed to stay at home and just travel up and down to the hospital daily,this was absolutely exhausting, the four rounds of chemo spanned over about 3-4 months. when the chemo was finished i was relieved and thought i could try and get back to normal,get my energy levels back up,get my appetite back and try and regain some of the 2 stone i had lost and try and get back to my old self,however i was in for a shock,a few weeks later i was in for a scan,when the results came back i had to see a specialist,the news i was told was quite a bombshell,because i had not detected the cancer early it had spread,it was entwined in my stomach and the only way to remove it was a big operation,11-12 hours long to be precise. It was an amazing bombshell that was dropped on me,but i just had to grin and bear it,my family and friends were an amazing help and my amazing girlfriend who stood by me through it all also helped me come to terms with it,anyway the operation went ahead and i am still alive to tell the tale today,luckily all the cnacer in my stomach was removed and i am now fit and well. If even one person reading this gets offline and does a check on their privates and notices something abnormal,EVEN ONE, then i will feel a whole lot better about myself, here is the proof folks,early detection is absolutely vital, the longer it goes un-noticed the more chance there is it will spread and make matters worse,so spread the words,check your private bits regularly,i don't care how silly it sounds,it could be life-saving!!!
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posted by Phish
29 June 2008

Lump

Last reply: 4 years ago
I have a lump underneath the skin of my penis, i know this dosent fit into testicular cancer, but its the closest thing to it. Im 16 years old.. and i keep telling myself its nothing, im too young to get cancer.. but im quite worried. its a small lump thats hardly noticable unless i have an erection. ive had it for 1 possibly two years, but im too afraid to go to the GP etc, as crazy as that sounds. can anyone offer me advice?
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posted by Irish Cancer Society
09 April 2008

Testicular Cancer- what are the symptoms?

Last reply: 4 years ago
The main symptom of testicular cancer is a swelling or a lump on one of your testicles. There are a number of causes for swelling of the testicles but a solid feeling lump is more likely to be cancer. To be certain you are advised to see your GP if you find any adnormalities in your testicles Swellings in the scrotum (the sack of skin surrounding the testicles) are quite common and most of these are not cancer, particularly if they are separate from the testicles themselves. If your GP thinks it is necessary, he/she will arrange an urgent appointment with a specialist called a urologist for a second opinion.If you have any concerns or worries please feel free to contact our National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700 (Mon - Thurs 9 - 7, Fri 9 til 5 ) and speak with one of our nurses trained in cancer care.
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posted by blaked113
17 July 2012

found lump - what next?

Last reply: 7 years ago
[i]Was[/i] watching a programme 'embarrassing illnesses' and there was a bit bout checking yourself. So did that Sunday. Found a small pea size hard ish lump attached to the sort of testicle. Ok, slightly worried...I know the first thing to do is go to gp...but thankfully haven't been to doctor in over two years. And I know the doc is just going to refer me on to someone else. So is it possible to just go straight to someone else and avoid gp? Just seems pointless paying the money when they can't do anything!
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posted by Rossieboy
18 October 2011

Really worried

Last reply: 8 years ago
Hey, Went to the doctor the other day.. Foun a lump on my right testicle.. He said he was sure its a cyst but I have to go to hospital to make sure. Doctor wants me back on Thursday to check it out. My testicle seems to be the same size but seems like there's a lot of fluid around it. I'm really scared I have cancer. I'm only 23 & I can feel a stiffness in my back & chest pain.. Maybe it's cause I'm panicking all the time.. But I'm practically convinced I have TC. How will I cope with this.
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posted by Richard
30 June 2010

Problem

Last reply: 10 years ago
Hello, I'm 18 and I'm very scared to admit that I may have testicular cancer, my right testicle has recently started to get painful & my 'sack' has increased in size over the last few weeks. I have a deep dark fear of checking for lumps on my testicles, I'm not sure why but yesterday was the first time in my life I have ever checked it was discomforting and frightening because at times I thought I felt lumps but I'm not 100% sure. When I urinate it seems to help the pain in my testicles, also when I masturbate it helps it. I know I really should go to my doctor but its just extremely embarrassing & I don't know what to do.
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posted by adrian79
24 March 2010

chemo and infirtility

Last reply: 10 years ago
HI TO ALL,, I 1ST GOT TESTECULAR CANCER BACK IN 2005 HAD IT REMOVED AND HAD 3 MNTS OF CHEMO THERE AFTER 2006 CLEAR 2007 BACK AGAIN IN MY LUNG THIS TIME 2NDRY TESTICULAR CANCER ANOTHER 3 MNTS OF CHEMO JOB DONE GONE SINCE TKS 2 ALL IN ST THERSAS UNIT MERCY HOSTPITAL CORK SO AFTER ALL THE CHEMO GOT A FIRTILITY CHECK AND NOT GOOD NO MOBILITY SO I THOUGHT THAT WAS IT NO MORE KIDS,, UNTIL YESTERDAY WHEN WE FOUND OUT MY PARTNER IS PREGNANT I AM JUST WONDERING HAS THIS HAPPENED TO ANY 1 ELSE THAT MIGHT READ THIS POST................................ KIND REGARDS ADRIAN
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