Hey, so I went to the urologist about a prexisting condition in my testicle called a varicocele (which is swollen veins and completely benign, but I wanted treatment for it). Anyway he did the examination and suggested a scan if I wanted the treatment.
A day or two later I started to notice a sort of dull ache in my OTHER testicle which I hadn’t experienced before. It was intermittent and not particularly painful as such but started to worry me. Anyway I immediately self examined myself to feel for anything unusual and couldn’t feel anything (no lumps, felt the same size, not particularly hard, no changes I could feel).
Looking online at various symptom checkers I noticed that testicular cancer was on there and I had the following common symptoms; pain/discomfort in the testicle, pain/discomfort in the abdomen, and a touch of fatigue. However no lump or indication of any sort of tumour. This has put me in a real state of limbo and got me really low.
I had the examination about 5 days ago now and he obviously didn’t feel anything sinister otherwise I would have been straight in for a scan. But I have seen a couple of stories of cancer symptoms starting even with no indication of a tumour?
My scan is in a week. And while I can certainly handle the discomfort if it continues I don’t know if I can handle the worry and anxiety surrounding it.
If anyone could give me some words of reassurance that would be fantastic.