Hello. I've had a lump & discomfort in my left testicle for about 6 months. When it first started I went to the doctor and I was told I had cysts on my epididymis. He told me to come back in the future if I still had discomfort but assured me the cysts were normal.
About 4 months later I still had the discomfort and now my left testicle was starting to harden. I went to another doctor and he told me the same thing, cysts on my epididymis & that the pain was likely epididymitis. He told me he could give me some pain killers but otherwise there wasn't much I could do.
It's been about a month since and I'm starting to read up and I'm afraid I might have testicular cancer. I am scheduling an MRI to check my testicle but in the mean time I would like to know if my symptoms sound like they match the diagnosis I was given by the doctors. Thanks in advance.
An epididymal infection and cysts in the area may be present with your symptoms. However, was a baseline scrotal ultrasound done to ascertain that this was indeed a cyst? This could have aided the diagnosis as ultrasound may readily ascertain the presence of cysts.
If this is epididymitis were medications prescribed you ? Were you able to take antibiotics for this?
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