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i found a lump in dp's testicle...

(14 Posts)
juicychops Fri 17-Aug-07 12:40:03

ive told him he has to go docs. He will go, but only when he can be bothered. im really worries.

What does a dangerous lump feel like and how is it different to a non-serious lump? want to put my mind at rest cos he wont any time soon

Blackduck Fri 17-Aug-07 12:47:04

Don't know the answer to is there any difference - BUT have a friend who ended up having radical surgery because he didn't go and get it sorted - it is one of those that if caught early the chances are very good. Dp also has a lump which isn't serious - but the bottom line is book him an appointment and tell him to go...

fryalot Fri 17-Aug-07 12:53:27

dp had a lump, I rushed him off to the doctors immediately and it turned out to be just a little cyst and was no problem, the doctor told us this there and then, and we have had no problems since. however, the doctor said that it is ESSENTIAL that all men with lumps go and see them immediately.

It is probably something completely harmless, but the tiny chance that it is not makes it so important to get it seen straight away.

Make him an appointment, make him go.


juicychops Fri 17-Aug-07 12:56:28

The thing is he doesn't have a doctor so he would have to go to a&e.and im not seeing him now for a week as he's spending the week with his boys at his mum and dads so its harder to nag him about it

NAB3 Fri 17-Aug-07 13:00:33

Nag him.
He has to go and get it checked out.

fryalot Fri 17-Aug-07 13:02:29

Does he live with you? if so, get him registered. If not, he can probably see your doctor as he is a "guest" of yours.

I firmly believe that all lumps should be checked out straight away because if it is something bad, an early diagnosis gives a much better recovery rate.

However, the lump that dp had disappeared after about a week, so you could check again when he comes back and if it is still there, drag him to the doctors, or A & E or whatever it takes.

AlienEars Fri 17-Aug-07 13:03:52

DH has a swollen testicle, went to GP and then had an ultrasound. Nothing to worry about, fortunately!

Why doesn't DP have a doctor? Does he live with you? Can't you make a start on getting him registered whilst he's away and then he needn't visit A&E?

Hulababy Fri 17-Aug-07 13:05:06

Gte him registered. Get a form from the doctors, fill it in and get him to sign it. Then make him an appointment as you hand it back in.

Most lumps are perfectly fine and safe, but he needs to get it checked just in case.

Pruners Fri 17-Aug-07 13:05:31

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DontlookatmeIamborrrring Fri 17-Aug-07 13:15:50

Tell his Mum or Dad and get them to make him go! BIL had major surgery last year after a lump spread to his lymph nodes in his abdomen and he went as soon as he discovered his!

juicychops Fri 17-Aug-07 13:18:47

no he doesn't live with me. the doctor he had had an argument with him and he was told not to return.

il get him registered at mine then if i can do that. didn't think i would be able to

its worth a try

i will nag him when he comes back as i will worry constantly until he gets it checked

peanutbear Fri 17-Aug-07 13:19:32

I dont want to scare you but my dad had testicular cancer 8 years ago he left it and it just got bigger and bigger

He didn't tell anyone then one day decided to tell me got him to the octors and within the week it was confirmed as cancer its really easiy to treat with radiotherapy he went through aall of that

but he had left it to long 6 months later he had a lump in his groin and his neck the cancer had spread and he had to have more operations and chemo that was really rough

He is still with us fit again but the cancer is still there but not growing it hasnt grown for years so they monitor him

all this could have been avoided with a trip to the doctors at the first sign of a lump please make your DP go or call me and I'll drag him there lol

Again i am sorry if you didnt want to know this i thought if you told Dp this story he might be more inclined to go

costababe Fri 17-Aug-07 13:22:28

make him go, just keep naging on about it. my dp went to the doctor in June with a large lump at the top of his testicle, dctor thought it was just a cyst, he was told he would wait 6 weeks to get an ultra sound to confirm, we went private, straight in the next day. Turns out he has several cysts all grouped around the top of his testicle, not that pleased with the result as they have advised just leaving them? the lump is about half the size of his testicle.
For peace of mind you need to pester him about this.

juicychops Fri 17-Aug-07 13:45:01

Thanks everyone i will def keep nagging weather he likes it or not. going to get a docs form now so i can sort that out for when he comes round next week

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