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   Posted 5/27/2010 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
This is kind of a personal topic, I hope I don't make anyone feel akward. I'm getting married to my boyfriend soon, this issue won't change my mind about anything but it does concern me. It's about his testicals. One is lower then the other which isn't a problem, but all of his tubing is in the one sack or side  shakehead There is a huge difference in size. He has gotten physicals and the docters said he's fine (without bringing up the testical issue with the docter). But one time I told him to go back and point it out to the docter. So we went together and he made the docter feel the tubing in his sack on the one side. He said there may be something blocking the tube which is why it's "backed up" and all on the one side. But re-assured him that he's fine. I could tell my fiance was really uncomfortable, so we didn't stay long and discuss everything that we should have. He also gets pain in penis sometimes after sex, he says it usually happens if he doesn't pee first but sometimes it's really bad and freaks me out. I'm worried that it may be prostate cancer or testicalur cancer. I'm even scared we won't be able to have children. I love him just the same either way, I just want him to feel normal and be okay. He won't go back to the docter now because the docter says he's fine, he believes him. I know it's probably nothing, right. I try and say we're young this can't happen to us, but what if something is wrong. I don't want to be foolish so I thought I'd ask for some help here if I can't get him to go back to the docters right now. Thanks for your time, Fayth.
P.S. He's only 22 years old and his testicals have been this way for at least 7-8 years.

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   Posted 5/27/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome, Fayth. Quite a story there. At 22 years of age, the chances of your boy friend having prostate cancer would be all but impossible. Not sure what is going on there, he needs to find a good urologist for starters, if he doesnt already have one, there could be lots of unusual, but beniegn reasons for what you described. Please keep us posted and come back here. Perhaps one of the other guys have experienced what you described.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17

New Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 5/27/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,

Thanks for your reply, really made my day! I didn't think it was serious otherwise it would probably be mush more painful but you never know, right? Now all I'm worried about is what if we can't have children. There must be a reason for this strange symptom. What kind of tests would a urologist perform? Would they be able to tell him if we could concieve? We are in know hurry to have children right now but some day would be nice. Also this is kind of off topic but do you know how long a filling should stop hurting lol?

Thanks Fayth

New Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 5/27/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
a fertility clinic can tell you if the sperm is potent or not.

I had a similair symptom many years ago - a vericosele; surgically repaired.

good luck.
Mike, Weston, Florida
Dec, 2008: PSA 2.0
Feb, 2010: PSA 2.7 / Lump on prostate
March 2010: Biopsy / Gleason 4+3; 40% one side
April, 2010: Bone scan clear
May 14, 2010: DaVici Prostatectomy (age 63)
-Scattered small foci of prostatic adenocarcinoma Gleason 4+3 (right lobe)
-proportion of P gland invloved by tumor = 3%
- seven benign lymph nodes
- P size: 4.6X3.7X3.3 / 40.5 grams
- pTNM Stage: PT2a / regional lympth nodes PN0
May 24, 2010: Catheter removed!! ED and continence journey started!

North Alabama
New Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 5/27/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 57 yrs old and have the exact same as you describe. Went to urologist when I was 14 yrs old because I was worried about it. He told me it was just the way it develops on some men and not to worry about. It never got any bigger or smaller and is the same now as it was then. I have two children so it had no effect on fertility.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 5/27/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
forty percent of men have varicose veins in their scrotum and do not even realize it. It looks and feels like a lot of extra tubing. It's nothing to worry about. If the doc says it's fine, it probably is.
Paul ED website for PCa guys

46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
Two year PSA - undetectable!

New Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 5/28/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys,

I can't wait to get home and tell him the good news! For the longest time he thought something was wrong with him. I was actually the first person he ever told after 8 years. I'm sure he'll be really happy to hear he's not the only one with these varicose veins. Do you guys think he should still go see a urologist?

Fayth XD

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 5/28/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
i only have 1 testical and plenty of tubing. my uro said i was fine. but see a uro and put your mind at ease if you would like a second opionion. neil
50 years
da vinci on 9/28/09
gleeson 3+3
psa before surgery 5.1 oct/09 psa 0.06
cather out on oct 5, back in on oct 5
two more trys for cather out, still in .
cather out nov. 13/09
cystocope nov.13/09 , cather back in , out again on nov 15/o9, was taught to self cath, still pluged with scar tissue but no cather. have to self cath 6 to 8 times a day. scar tissue removed on jan. 11 2010. no cathing and totally dry. 

New Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 6/1/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Neil, I'll see if I can get him to go. Now after all the replies and situations I told him about he feels normal knowing he's not the only one. That's all that matters to me.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 314
   Posted 6/1/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Another possibility is a benign hernia.  I have a male relative who had something very much like your fiance has.  A very quick, easy, routine operation while he was in his late teens and he has been "normal" ever since.

Just something to ask the urologist about.



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