Hello, I'm Garrison, 18 years old and over the past month i've developed something unwanted in my groin region. First laying in bed one night (december 9th) i felt a lump beside my right testicle not on the "ball sack" but on the groin area beside it. I thought it to be a hernia becauce i had just finished my senior football season and had been hitting the weights hard and running two miles everyday to get my 6 pack back and get some muscle back. I went to my family doctor and it turned out to be a swollen lymph node and I was terrified when he mentioned testicular cancer. I was very relieved two days later to know my blood work had came back normal. Upon my doctor's request I schedueled a follow up appointment on dec 22nd. After finding the lymph node I didn't work out, run, or masturbate. After going to the doctor I noticed my right testicle had swollen up one night and ached but returned to normal the following morning. The ache lasted about about 4-5 days though. For about 2 days after the slight pain subsided I had small amounts of urine when i used the restroom that was usually dark yellow and accompanied by a slight burning sensation. When i returned to my doctor i told about the slight urination problems and he checked my lymph node which was now very very small and almost untraceable. He said I was fine and whatever had gotten in there must have worked its way out. I left feeling very good. The next day I went to the mall to do some last second christmas shopping but from about 7 to when i went to sleep around 12 30 I had a constant ache/pain on the right side of my lower back (kidney area). The next day it went away so I didn't really pay much attention to it. Today (dec 27) I masturbated for the first time since finding the lymph node. After masturbation I found the ache had returned to my right testicle and it was swollen for about 4 hours and has now subsided but a slight hardly noticeable ache lingers. I don't particularly like going to the doctor so I'm trying to find a way around going again in this short period of time. Any comments, advice, or thoughts about my dilema would be greatly apprectiated. Thank you very much for your time and I wish a Happy New Year to all. Thanks!