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    Hey all,

    I visited my doctor mid-december to ask about a small lump I had found on the top of my right testicle. I was worrying it was something like testicular cancer. However after checking me over, he said that it wasn't actually on the testicle, but on the tube that connects it (Epididymis?) and believes it is a cyst of some sort (spermatocele/epididymitis). Anyway, he said that it can go away by itself, and that if it does it should be gone by the start of the january. The small lump did shrink, but if I try to find it I can do so still.

    I really don't like visiting the Doctor's. But I have booked another appointment reluctantly, am I just being too much of a worry ? Since it is not on the testicle, testicular cancer seems very unlikely (and is the only reason I am going to seeing him again). Can you even get cancer on this tube? He said it was because of a build up of sperm/urine. Which would be most likely / unlikely for me to have at my age? Has anyone had a problem like this?

    Any advice to put me at ease?.. I'm currently 17, if that's anything significant.

    Appreciated!
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    My friend has this. They're caused by infection, in males under 35 it's usually put down to a STI like Chlamydia but it's not always the case, in older men it's presumed to be a non-sexually transmitted infection.

    Basically, it's caused by an infection. If it doesn't go down any more or it's causing you pain, go back to your doctor (see a different one!) and they should put you on antibiotics.

    After taking a two week course of antibiotics, it went and everything is fine now And he didn't have an STI.
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    (Original post by Sakura-Chan)
    My friend has this. They're caused by infection, in males under 35 it's usually put down to a STI like Chlamydia but it's not always the case, in older men it's presumed to be a non-sexually transmitted infection.

    Basically, it's caused by an infection. If it doesn't go down any more or it's causing you pain, go back to your doctor (see a different one!) and they should put you on antibiotics.

    After taking a two week course of antibiotics, it went and everything is fine now And he didn't have an STI.
    Ahh glad to hear! I'm actually still a virgin, so it's doubtful that it would be an STI/Chlymedia! Going to see my doctor today, tempted to ask for a scan just in case.. but will see what he says!
 
 
 
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