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Testicular ultra scan done and diagnosis made by radiologist/sonographer. Not urologist. He saw nothing. Could he be wrong?
U/S testes: A radiologist is a physician specialist who can read u/s as good as a urologist can. If there is a question about diagnosis they consult with each other. A sonographer is a technician that performs the ultrasound with or without the radiologist present, some of them will make comments of things they see while performing the test but that is not an official diagnosis. You do not mention the dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testicle scan showed 4 cysts. But I have constant dull ache. The pipe above testicle is prominent, no infection seen. What could be causing the pain?
Consult Urologist: Cysts in the testicles are benign but can cause pain&discomfort. Need to see Urologist for discussion & possible treatment. If urine and blood tests normal and rest of exam normal, need to see Urologist for further treatment. Spermatoceles, varicoceles and hydroceles are fluid filled cysts that occur in the testes and may cause pain. Good info from www.nih.gov health issues ...Read more
Bf has testicular cancer. Could ultra scan be wrong and he is fine? Or naive, wishfull thinking on my part?
Well: ...It would be nice if he didn't but if the us is convincing, they need to proceed as if he has it. Do remember that testicular cancer is one of the most curable cancers we see, even if spread, so keep your spirits up and tell him to fight well. Best to both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you know that you hve damaged/torn/injurd your scrotal-testicular ligament?Any tests or scans?Besides feeling pulling pain and discmfort?Trtmt
Scrotal Pain: This question that you keep asking sure sounds like an 'online' diagnosis. In twenty years in medicine working mostly with men I have one, never even heard of this injury and two, it most likely would have the same treatment: gentle care and time to let it heal. If you have significant pain or deformity of the scrotum then get to the er or to a urologist's office. ...Read more
Yes: If a testicular cancer is very small, doesn't look different from the remainder of the testicle, or is "burned out" it may not be seen. "burned out" means the tumor has shrunken in the testicle (often leaving nothing but a scar or calcification) and the tumor is only found by patient metastases, often enlarged lymph nodes. Lastly, an inexperienced sonographer can just not see it. ...Read more
Yes: If a mass or lump was felt by a urologist then ultrasound and blood work are done. The mass can then be seen to be a cyst or not solid mass. If the ultrasound was not okay, the only way to know that its not cancer is to remove the testicle. Check with the urologist to see what was exactly seen on the ultrasound. It may need close observation and repeated ultrasound down the road to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im extremely worried I've got testicular cancer. Can I just get an ultrasound scan just to be sure?
Probably: If you are a man between the ages of 15 and 40 and feel a mass in the scrotum, you should have an ultrasound as soon as possibly as initiation of the work up for testicular cancer. Ultrasound is essentially side effect free, and early diagnosis is extremely important in this highly curably cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers