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Hi.. one week ago i had went to the toilet and alot of strain

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Hi.. one week ago i had went to the toilet and alot of strain as passing my stools, then an hour or so later i was getting a sharpish pain in my left testicle & 24 hours the pain was gone but now its got like a grape sized lump at the bottom and has looked swollen when the testicles have dropped. Can you please tell me what this is?

911Doctor :

is it painful?

911Doctor :

are you nauseated or having abdominal pain?

Customer:

it was painful at the start but little pains come and go during the day in seconds

911Doctor :

okay

Customer:

I also feel the testicles moving about alot as i have never noticed this before :(

911Doctor :

so my main concern is for an inguinal hernia

911Doctor :

good story for it

911Doctor :

but a testicular problem is also possible

911Doctor :

this is definitely something you need to get looked at as soon as you can

911Doctor :

standing by

Customer:

i am going to the docs tomorrow will it need surgery if its a hernia?

911Doctor :

yes

Customer:

is it possible to be cancer?

911Doctor :

hernias can get entrapped and this is an emergency

911Doctor :

but yours is not entrapped if it IS in fact a hernia

Customer:

okay, is there a chance it could be cancer?

911Doctor :

no

Customer:

are is there a chance it could be something that can be fixed with antibiotics?

911Doctor :

cancer does not pop up one day while straining at a bowel movement

911Doctor :

there is something called 'epidimo-orchitis', which is a bacterial infection of the testicle and epididymus

911Doctor :

but this gets progressively worse over a few days and is quite painful

911Doctor :

I don't think this is the case with you

911Doctor :

standing by

Customer:

so hernia is 90% ?

911Doctor :

no, I can't say that

911Doctor :

a hernia is diagnosed on physical exam

Customer:

okay thanks for your time! i will come back tomorrow and let you know!

911Doctor :

the story you tell is a good one for inguinal hernia

Customer:

i see

911Doctor :

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Customer:

thanks

911Doctor :

I will be happy to check in with you tomorrow if you like

Customer:

great

911Doctor :

okay

911Doctor :

will see to it

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