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Pea size lump on left testicle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I helpyou
User :   i have a small pea size lump in my left testicle sack that is loose and not attached to the testicle itself. Noticed it a couple of months ago now, could this be anything to worry about?
Doctor :   Is it free from testicle and scrotal skin
User :   yeh i can roll it around with my fingers
Doctor :   Is it asymptomatic
User :   ?
Doctor :   What is its consistency?
Doctor :   Does the lump cause symptoms?
User :   well i av been ill for 18 months with various abdominal problems
User :   dnt know if they are related?
Doctor :   Is the lump soft or hard
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   more hard than soft
User :   im 21, male, student, manchester UK, single
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illegal drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   dont smoke or take any drugs
User :   drink alcohol
User :   varies between say 10-20 pints a week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I dont think it is worrisome
Doctor :   to have such lump in the testes
Doctor :   I would say to get it examined by a physician when you visit him?
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User :   ok
Doctor :   It is nothing worrysome to have lump in the scrotum
Doctor :   lying free
Doctor :   Ok
User :   right ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   one more thing
User :   do you know of any reason other than having a STD, that a discharge occurs from penis?
Doctor :   STD is the commonest reason, then any infection can cause
Doctor :   discharge
Doctor :   like fungal or local bacterial infection, due to unhygienic conditions
Doctor :   Discharge could me semen too
User :   deffo not semen, had discharge on and off for 18 months with my illness symptoms and had 10 tests for an STD which found nothing
User :   just comes back whenever my illness symptoms flare up worse
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Could you get the physical examination
User :   what physical examination?
Doctor :   Complete physical examination
Doctor :   by a doctor
Doctor :   even the local examinatin
User :   had that done, all the doc says is yes ther is a discharge which suggests infection but doesnt know what it is
Doctor :   Was the discharge tested
Doctor :   Was the blood tests done for common std
User :   discharge has been tested yeh
User :   nothing specific has been found
User :   jus that it shows infection
User :   had blood tests done yes
User :   common stds were negative
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It could be NSU
Doctor :   then Non Specific Urethritis
User :   had treatment for that but no success
Doctor :   where the organism cannot be found easily
User :   when the discharge appears the left side of the back of my throat swells up red with white dots
User :   also left abdomen pain and constant feling of nausea
User :   and left chest pain
User :   all seems to be the left side of me
Doctor :   Did the doctor test for Prostatitis
Doctor :   and Testosterone
User :   yes thats been looked at
User :   testosterone hasnt
User :   all started after a heavy week of drinking
Doctor :   K
User :   and never been same since
Doctor :   It looks like NSU
Doctor :   and Prostatitis
Doctor :   for me with the history
Doctor :   Was the digital rectal examination done
User :   yes
Doctor :   K
Doctor :   Was your sexual exposure
User :   ?
Doctor :   frequent
User :   no
User :   was none
Doctor :   K
Doctor :   Was the course of antibiotics given
User :   yes many many many times
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   I think for these conditions I may not help you
Doctor :   I am Sorry
User :   no ideas then?
Doctor :   Those were my differentials
Doctor :   Testosterone tests should be done I hope
Doctor :   Rectal swab, pharyngeal swab
Doctor :   for culture
Doctor :   are also important
User :   right ok thanks
User :   y testosterone tho?
User :   high level?
User :   low level?
Doctor :   High
Doctor :   levels
User :   ok thnaks
User :   for ur time
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