Being told I have either bilateral inguinal hernias or lipomas…
Hey all! I’m new to this forum 🙂
Before I dive in, note that I had single right side inguinal hernia repair back in 2015.
So basically I went to my Family Doc back in August with gnawing pelvic pain; he ordered a CT with and without contrast. The summary said I had bilateral inguinal hernias (one is 2.6 cm, the other is 3 cm). Took antibiotics and it was remedied. Fast forward to Monday last week (12/4/17) and I awoke with an insanely agonizing right testicle and pelvic pain (lasted for days); the next day, I got a new CT and went to a urologist who labelled it as Prostatitis, by default (as everything else was ‘ruled out’). I could tell that the pain was not originating in the testi, but maybe that nerve was being pinched by the previous hernia/hernia mesh. I mention this situation because this new CT said that I don’t have bilateral hernias, but rather bilateral spermatic cord lipomas. So I don’t know what I really have. The pain got 90% come that Saturday (12/9/17) after being on Cipro, but the pain has not decreased from Saturday and I still have discomfort in my testicle, particularly when I sit and breathe in deeply.
My primary question is how can the radiologists and doctors tell from a CT if its a lipoma versus something malignant (such as a lipocarcinoma)? My fear is that these ‘growths’ are being overlooked and are causing my pain, and possibly even cancerous, but the surgeon and urologist don’t believe so; they said that they are just surmising the benign assessment based on the lipoma locations.
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