• Health of the testicle that is left

    Asked by debshephard on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Health of the testicle that is left

    We were wondering how concerned we have to be that the cancer is in the second testicle (the one that's left). The ultrasound showed it was OK early on, but do the doctors address this at a later date and follow up with a second ultrasound? We forgot to ask the Dr this question today.

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    • carm's Avatar

      Yes, your doctor will do surveillance with the remaining testes as good practice dictates. Whether or not he does a second ultrasound is dictated by your response to any changes you notice within the timeframe between visits. Best of luck, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • Crash's Avatar

      Funny you should ask, having only one nut certainly makes the health of the remaining nut very precious. As a result of my para aortic, retro peritoneal lymph node resection I have what is referred to as a "retrograde" XXX. My XXX goes back up into the bladder and I pee it out later.

      I believe that it is this retrograde XXX which causes my epididymis to periodically become inflamed, and occasionally infected. Since the epididymis is attached to the testicle it is impossible or very difficult to separate the pain from the inflamed epididymis from the testicle.

      The swelling of the epididymis may also be confused with swelling of the testicle, which is a symptom of testicular cancer, which is EXTREMELY scary.

      When this pain and swelling of the remaining testicle occurs, I go to the doctor, have my nut examined and get a prescription for an antibiotic and THANK YOU LORD! That takes care of it.

      This pattern of infection/treatment seems to occur every 18 to 24 months. There is a degree of comfort which arises from seeing the pattern. "Oh, it's infected again."

      I just read in the Reader's Digest that "Sixty percent of extremely happy couples--even those who've been together more than two decades--have sex 3 or 4 times per week." I would like to make the assertion that it is important to keep the pipes clean. Back ups and infections, I believe, are more likely to occur from lack of use of the machinery. Get out there, and get to it ladies and gentlemen!! It's for you own health!!!!

      As further comfort I should add that my doctor told me that it is "EXTREMELY RARE!!!" that the remaining testicle develops CA.


      over 3 years ago
    • Crash's Avatar

      The word that is crossed out in my response was phonetically: "E-jack-u-lay-shun"

      over 3 years ago
    • LoneSpartan's Avatar

      The most important thing is to know how to check the remaining testicle routinely and know what is "normal" for you and what is not. If something is different, then go to the doctor to have it checked out.

      over 3 years ago

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