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Testicular lump - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   testicular cancer
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Is this a scam?
User :   Or are you actually a PhD in medicine?
Doctor :  
Can you proceed with your medical query?
Doctor :  
I am a medical Doctor who treat patients actualy
User :   okay
Doctor :  
You can believe my medical expertise
User :   well i have recently discovered a lump on my testicle
User :   and i am uninsured
User :   do not know what to do about it
Doctor :   Yes I shall tell you about it?
User :   sure
Doctor :  
Let me get some more details about the problem you have
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   21
Doctor :  
When did you notice the lump first time?
User :   a couple of weeks ago
Doctor :  
Did you notice it to be increasing in size?
User :   I can't really tell, perhaps a tiny bit
Doctor :  
What is its current size?
User :   probably about pea-sized
Doctor :  
Is it painful?
User :   not especially, aside from a minor ache in my groin and under my abdomen
Doctor :   Do you feel the lump attached to the testicle or aside of it?
User :   its attached, growing from it believe
User :   it almost feel like its part of the large vein
User :   or like its growing from where the vein is attached to the teste
Doctor :  
Are you sure it is not scrotal swelling and a testicle swelling?
User :   it is a definite lump
User :   not sure what it's from but from what i've read online, the signs point to cancer
Doctor :  
Are you hurt over the scrotum?
User :   how so?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
After listening to the problem you mentioned I feel it should be investigated on with an Ultrasound scan of the scrotum
Doctor :  
The cancer is not so common at this age.
Doctor :  
I feel it to be epidydimal cyst or varicocoele
User :   can that cause the deep minor aching feel?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :  
very much
Doctor :  

But nevertheless it should be investigated thoroughly with a Scan of scrotu
Doctor :  
So please see a family practitioner who charges very less for the consultation even though you are not insured
Doctor :  
He can say you better after a simple physical examination
User :   how common are these cysts and/or varicocoele?
Doctor :  
They are commoner than cancer
User :   are there known causes?
Doctor :   I am sorry I did not understand the last question about the known causes
Doctor :  
Do you mean cases?
User :   are there any known causes to these cysts and/or varivovoele?
Doctor :  
No known causes
User :   okay
Doctor :   But I feel you shoiuld not be apprehensive unless you get examined thoroughly

Doctor :  
Did you follow?
User :   yes i understand
Doctor :  
Do you have any other specific questions?
User :   no i suppose not
User :   thank you for your time doctor
Doctor :  
If you have some please do not hesitate to ask
Doctor :  
I shall be able to answer you appease you
Doctor :   Do not worry

User :   idk
Doctor :  
get the examination as soon as possible
User :   say it is cancer
User :   well, id be better off asking these questions to whoever i'm examined by i suppose
Doctor :  
You may
Doctor :  
do so
Doctor :  
They have a better answer after examination
Doctor :  
You may come back to me after their examination
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to ask more questions if arise
User :   could a cyst or vericocoele become a serious problem if untreated for a while?
Doctor :  
The fluid can be drawn out of the cyst to make is less in size
User :   it feels hardened tho
User :   *though
Doctor :  
Doctor :   Get an examination done and most of your anxiety is allayed
User :   haha
User :   okay sounds good doc
User :   thanks a lot for your time
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done
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Thanks for consulting me.
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Bye for now.
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