I wonder if anyone has had a similar experience to mine.
About 18 months ago I noticed a small, hard lump in my scrotum which was occasionally uncomfortable - not painful, just an ache. I eventually had an ultrasound in April 2015 which showed it to be (in a urologist's view) nothing to worry about, although he was unable to say what it was.
I had another scan a few days ago because I thought it had grown, and I also had an occasional ache there. A different urologist said the same as last time, or similar: we don't know what it is, it's not on the testicle, it's on the epidydimis, it's now 13mm long compared to 9mm 13 months ago, epidydimal cancer is very rare but we can only rule it out if we remove it.
He seemed quite relaxed and said he wouldn't expect as little growth in 13 months if it was cancerous. When I said I'd like it removed he talked about a 6-8 week wait on the NHS, so I was reassured by the apparent lack of urgency. But I'm going to ask to go privately as soon as possible as I think my insurance will cover it. In fact, if it doesn't I'll just pay the £1000 or so rather than wait and worry.
I told him I wish he was able to list possible causes other than cancer. They all seem to involve soft lumps and this is hard. He mentioned a couple of vague possibilities but I'm probably wrong to read too much into his words or lack of them. So I'd love to know if anyone out there has had a hard lump on the epidydimis...