IamA 31 year old male who just found he has testicular cancer, PICS INCLUDED AMA!
I'll keep it short, but not too short; don't want to leave you hanging.
When I was younger, say around 15-16 I went to the doctor about my enlarged left ball. He said I had vericose veins, which he basically described as the veins you see on the back of olds people's calves; but in my ball. So I took that news and ran with it for the next 15 years!
Anytime my ball was big or would hurt, I would just blame the golden girls for the veiny enlarged ball. Recently my left nut has started to hurt something fierce. It's much tender to the touch, it's got a lot bigger and the testicle feels like a rock. The right feels like that squishy easter candy no one likes but the left feels hard puddy that's starting to dry out.
Well I finally skipped the family doctor and went to a urologist. The guy told me to drop trou and inspected my deformed family jewels. He told me it wasn't vericose veins and I needed a sonogram ASAP.
Well I went and got my sonogram, pictures below. Went back, doctor looked at them and said he wanted additional tests. Apparently testi cancer can spread to your lungs. So got CT scan on nether region, X-Ray on chest and blood test to test for cancer markers. Well yesterday I went in for the results. Chest is clear! Whew. It's contained in my left nut! Whew. However old lefty does indeed have the cancer and is going to leave me in a week.
I hope this posts inspires at least one guy to go to a urologist and get his large ball checked out that he thought was just veins for the last 15 years.
TLDR; thought left nut had veins, turns out it was cancer
My Right Healthy Nut: https://imgur.com/a/KWsb1Jp
My Craters on the Moon left Nut: https://imgur.com/a/MiM3mG9