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I need to get this out. - September 11th 2010, 07:39 PM

This is really awkward for me to talk about but here it goes.

I am currently a 17 year old male, I was born with an undescended testicle, at age 8 I had an operation to basically place my testicle back into my scrotum, where it should be.

Now my right testicle is noticeably larger then my left testicle, it is so large that it often looks as if I have an erection while wearing tight pants/gym shorts.
The thing is, my testicles have been this way for years, and I never thought anything of it.

On wednsday, a neighbour of mine ultimately lost his battle to cancer and passed away, at the age of 35, leaving behind 2 young children and a wife.

This got me thinking about my health, do I decided to google my "condition",
I believe what I have is either hydrocele, which is fluids in the scrotum causing swelling - essentially harmless.
Or testicular cancer, which extremely worries me.

I built up courage and told my parents, it was very awkward, and I am going to the doctors on Monday, but seeing as I am 17, my father will be in the room during the examination, and Im afraid it will all be awkward.

I just dont know what to make of it all.
I hope it's nothing.
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Re: I need to get this out. - September 11th 2010, 07:44 PM

I hope that it is nothing too. I am sorry that your dad has to be in the examination room with you. I wouldnt know how to deal with that. Just know that your dad is there to support you. Also Im sure that he will be just as uncomfortable as you will be. But hes your dad- it will be ok.

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Re: I need to get this out. - September 11th 2010, 08:17 PM

Unfortunately, none of us here are real doctors and can't tell you what you do and don't have. I definitely hope that this is not a dangerous condition, though! As for your doctors appointment, I'd ask the doctor anyway if you absolutely have to have your father in the room while he does the examination. Even if you know for sure, ask anyway. And if he does have to, it's most likely not going to be as awkward as you're anticipating. He's you're father, after all, and he does happen to have testicles too! So, I mean, I'm sure if you were looking on your father's point of view he doesn't exactly see this as his ideal day. Just keep in mind that it's probably awkward for your father as well. Don't anticipate it too much, because in reality it'll be over fairly quickly!

Take care and update us when you get the news from the doctor.

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Re: I need to get this out. - September 14th 2010, 12:59 AM

Back from the doctors office, and I have a hydrocele.
Will be under the knife of the operation table in a few weeks.

Sorry, but FUCK MY LIFE. :,(
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Re: I need to get this out. - September 14th 2010, 02:26 AM

sorry that you have to get an operation! I'm really glad it didn't turn out to be cancer though
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Re: I need to get this out. - September 14th 2010, 09:41 AM

I'm going to go ahead and close this thread since now we know what it is! I hope everything works out for you.

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