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Large hard lump on left testicles, hernia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i quite a large hard lump on my left testicle, it hurts when i touch it and my testi swells when i stand up and goeas back down to normal when i lie down
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   i am
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   im 22
Doctor :   and when did you first noticed it ?
User :   the lump appered yesterday, the testi was sore for 2 days before that but i never felt a lump then
Doctor :   do you lift weights ?
User :   yeah and i was doin quite a bit of heavy lifting at work
Doctor :   what you might be then having is a inguinal hernia
Doctor :   Any condition that increases the pressure of the abdominal cavity may contribute to the formation or worsening of a hernia
Doctor :   and lifting heavy weights without a support belt is number one cause
User :   so what will i have to do to get rid of it? and should i be resting it?
Doctor :   you need to go to your physician and dont touch it anymore
Doctor :   set up an appointment
Doctor :   Hernias, even those that ache, if they are not tender and easy to reduce are not necessarily surgical emergencies, but all have the potential to become serious
User :   would any more lifting make it worse?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   thats a big NO NO
User :   right ok, thanks you have put my mind a bit more at ease
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   do see a doc soon
Doctor :   and rest is must
User :   i will book an appointment to see 1 tomorrow and thanks again
User :   bye :)
Doctor :   bye bye take care
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