Very small, hard lump on testicle; does transilluminate
I've been doing a lot of research on testicular cancer and I seem to fit the diagnosis so closely I'm scared out of my mind.
Previously (about 5-6 years ago +, don't recall) I went to a urologist to have them look at my right testicle because it is quite a bit larger than my left. They did an ultrasound and blood screen but found nothing abnormal.
At the time, I had just had surgery for unilateral gynomocastia on my left breast.
A week or so ago I found a very tiny, painless, and hard lump on my right testicle. I can't tell where it is (front/back/side) really because I don't know which is the front or back/etc (location/orientation of the testicle varies). It seems like it's on the side, but very very close to the back. It's almost like it's on the "corner" if you will.
It is not free moving (appears to be "in" the testicle itself). If I had to guess the size, I'd say 1/2 to 1/3 the size of a normal pea, but it's difficult to tell. It's kind of tough to find unless my scrotum is very loose and relaxed. If I pull the scrotal skin somewhat tightly around the testicle it doesn't appear to produce a noticable external lump, again due to the apparent small size.
I thought I'd noticed this a while ago (2-4 months or more), but at the time concluded it was one of the hair follicles in the scrotum.
I have tried to transilluminate the testicle and don't see any dark spots where I feel the small lump.
The reason I'm so scared is because it's very hard and on the testicle itself and I've had gynomocastia in the past (thought not now). Also the extreme size difference is worrisome (though as I said it's been that way for many years). My left testicle is small enough that it can slip back up into the groin cavity - wish I knew if I had one or both undescended testes when I was little, though I *think* perhaps my left one was undescended for a little while when I was little.
Thanks in advance!
* I forgot to add that I am 26 years old. Thanks!
** GOSH! I just realized I put "does not transilluminate" - I meant the opposite! I can't see any dark spot when I shine a flashlight through the back and locate the lump on the opposite side. Sorry for the confusion