Testicular cancer
posted by Richard
30 June 2010


Last reply: 12 years ago

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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commented by Marathon Man
01 July 2010

12 years ago

Hi Richard,
I know virtually nothing about Testicular Cancer, so won't comment on your symptoms. However you do seem to have a problem of some sort that isn't going away. You need to have it checked out. Don't worry about feeling embarrassed about it. You're not the first to feel that way and you certainly won't be the last.

You have an issue that is causing you distress. Your doctor can address this and put your fears to rest. As I said, I don't know enough about TC to comment, but, in the unlikely event that you do have TC, it is very, very curable if caught early on. On the other hand, ignoring symptoms is NEVER wise. Soccer player John Hartson (Celtic, Arsenal, West Ham etc) is one of those who did just that, to his cost.

Good luck with the GP!

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