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I'm 18 and I discovered a small, not even a pea-sized bump on my left testicle a couple of months ago. I just discovered it then, who knows how long it's been there. It's located on the backside of the testicle, towards the bottom of the sac.

Just a bit of left testicle, the one that contains the bump, is considerably smaller than my right. It's not some freakish difference in size, but it's noticeable by look and feel (my bigger testicle just feels more bulky). My right testicle feels smooth while my left feels kinda veiny around where this little bump is.

Now, the weird thing is that I can't feel this lump if I'm lying or sitting down...only when I'm standing up. When I'm lying or sitting down, both testicles feel smooth rather than my left feeling veiny when I stand up. And even sometimes when I'm standing up I can't feel it. Just the other day in the shower I was amazed to find that it was gone But the next day, it's back.

From the information I've given in this post, does anyone have any idea what it could be?

I will probably go to the doctor...although I'm completely terrified and embarrased to tell my parents this. But if I do go the doctor, I'm going to be nervous. When a guy is nervous the testicles get tighter in the scrotum and it will be impossible to feel this lump if my testicles aren't relaxed. It'll be a waste of time and be very embarrasing for if I finally get the courage to tell my parents to take me to the doctor and then he/she not being able to feel the lump. What should I do?

Thanks for taking the time to read this and any information is appreciated.

P.S. Sorry for the length of this post...I guess it's nervous rambling.

[This message has been edited by Drew2003 (edited 02-07-2004).]

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Going to the doctor is probably a good thing. Your parents don't have to know.

From what you've said, it's probably just something natural that's more apparent certain times than others, But. It's better to be safe.

Have it checked out.

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