4 weeks ago started some pulling sensation on my left testicle. Then 3 weeks ago, had ejaculation and left testicle was in slight pain. Slight fever. Went to hospital and did ultrasound and found hypoechoic solid nodule on left testicle (0.2x0.3x0.4cm). Saw urologist yesterday. Told me there's no biopsy involved when comes to checking for testicular cancer. Too risky. Asked me to go for 2nd ultrasound in 2 months time.
1. Is it there's no testicular biopsy to check for testicle cancer?
2. 2 months to go for 2nd ultrasound? What if it spread?
1. Yes a testicular biopsy is never recommended and the testicle is removed at suspicion of a malignancy and biopsy done after orchidectomy.
2. Well, management is largely dependent on the risk and level of suspicion; though seminoma is not typically one of the most aggressive tumours. 0.2x0.3x0.4cm is a small size and not expected to spread in 2 months even if it happens to be a seminoma. One could also consider running PLAP and hCG levels.
Hope this helps.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.