Growing lump on Testicle

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 I am new here and have never really posted on any type of health forum before so I apologize in advance if this is not the correct formatting.

 I am a 29 year old (male) 200lbs, 6'3". About 4 months ago I found a lump in my left testicle. I was in the urgent care (4 months ago) due to some shattered ribs and brought it up to the E.R. doc and he quickly (5 seconds) "explored" down there and said it was probably nothing and issued an Ultrasound but he did not seem worried about it at all. I didn't go to the Ultrasound because I had to leave the next day for a business meeting on the other side of the world and was just looking for quick treatment for my ribs.

Now I haven't put too much thought into this because I've been so busy with my business and didn't want to be distracted along with there is zero pain down there, but today I did notice it has grown, maybe ~50-75% increase in size from 4 months ago. Believe it or not it's in an odd place at the base of my testicle so it does take a few seconds to find.

I have no family doctor because I'm all over the world constantly and I'm not sure if this is a proper "emergancy room" issue.

I guess what I am asking is; I have no pain, no other symptoms, how likely would this be testicluar cancer. What are some of those symptoms I should be watching out for and would you go to the emergancy room (E.R.) for this?

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    Hi. My friend's husband has just finished treatment for testicular cancer, the only symptom he had was an inability to urinate, but a lot depends on where the swelling is. Do not leave this any longer, especially as it has increased in size, get medical attention now.

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      Ok, I can urinate fine, but I'll head to the E.R. hopefully they won't be upset me going there for this as it's not really an emergancy but I have no family doc so I have no choice I guess.

      Thanks for your reply.

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    You're not bullet proof.  You need to go to a doctor for this right away, as soon as you can!  Even to an ER.   No one on this site can diagnose an illness.  We're here to provide practical support and comfort.

    Most cancers can be treated, but diagnosis and speedy treatments are the keys to success. Stop putting this off and get yourself seen by a doctor.  Take it seriously. Not kidding, your life may depend on it. If what you have proves to be nothing serious, I apologize.  But get yourself to the doctor.      

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