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17 Year Old Needs Advice

Hello,
I am a 17 year old male. A few days ago I was doing my monthly self check. I felt a small pea shaped ball near the top of my left testicle. It doesn't seem that it is attached directly on the testicle, but it is attached. I did the examination sitting down, as I sprained my ankle last week and have trouble keeping balance without a crutch. Today, I felt it while I was sitting down, but I was able to repeat the examination standing up. I felt the ball clearly while sitting down, but not when standing up. Would this effect my diagonsis? Is that common?
My left testicle seems to feel denser, or harder I guess, then the right, but the two are relatively close in size. There is a little pain during the examination, but I don't know if I am just being to "rough" with the examination.
I don't know what to do, as telling my parents would be embarassing. I guess I just need a doctor's advice before consulting them, as I don't want to make a doctor visit for no reason. Any advice would help.
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How long do these cysts tend to last. It has not gone away since the last post.
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Hello,
From the symptoms that you have mentioned,it can be a cyst or epididymal cyst. When fluid collects in a sac anywhere along the epididymis, a cyst is formed. Such cysts are usually harmless and in general don't cause any pain.

Generally no treatment is required and they resolve on their own,but if the symptoms persist then a urologist’s consultation is required.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
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