I have been in almost an exact same situation as you too. just tell your parents you have a problem which is in your private parts, and you want to see a doctor about it. It will be a little uncomfortable to do so, but trust me it is not that bad, as I went through it, I know through experience. and it did turn out to be nothing serious for me, but seriously why risk it? trust me, your parents will not make it uber awkward.
thanks. I appreciate the comments i really do. I was really stressed over finals and everything i overreacted about alot of stuff and now that its over im going to sit down and make my doctors appointment. Already told my parents i needed one.
This is serious, you need to get to the doctor and your parents should know if something is wrong with your health. Confront them and tell em you have something serious to talk about, I know isn't a place wanna talk about but c'mon they're your parents and will act with concern if you come out with.
i appreciate the concern and i understand its a serious issue. I was overreacting its nothing to alarm people about until it is said to be true. I havn't been able to find it lately so i am thinking it was just a calcium deposit or something. I am still going to the doctor though, i was really stressed about some things and overreacted.
Potential. Second, learning to laugh will help you stay on your feet if it is. Third, if it really is that serious, why are you asking whether you should tell anyone or how, you should just go to the doctor right the hell now.
im going to schedule the appointment today. My steps in manning up to serious problems in life start out by expressing it in a disclosed manner with unbiased opinions and advice. Then i ease up about it and take action because i am less scared. Also i don't have a license and somebody gotta take me to my doctors appointment. I was just curious if anyone had to do something like this and if anyone knew the professional way to go about doing it. It's not easy talking about these things openly.
Also, its more then ok for me to make jokes about it when i am scared about something that is a good way to deal with the fear. But when you link incest with cancer problems i don't find that humorous one bit.
and... that they didn't care the first time you talked about lumps and that you don't want to scare people using that word:
Exaggerating is better then understate when it comes to health. I'm not saying you should pretend that you might be dying, but if you use a word that makes it sound less important, they will just be "oh, there is nothing to worry about", while if you do use the word lump they might be more like "yes, this might be bad, let's have a check-up"
Oh, and cyst can be bad too. I've had one removed. So I would have that checked up either way, if I were you.
There isn't another way to get to the hospital then?
Anyway, just be mature about it. Lumps, whenever it is directly dangerous or just "nothing to worry about" should be checked-up, and if you tell your parents that you're worried they shouldn't just ignore it.
Well the way it actually happened was like they convinced me it wasn't such a big deal. Then i kept talking about it and they were like "if you want we can make a doctors appointment" But they had told me already not to worry about it so at the time *i was like 16?* i decided it wasn't such an important issue to go to the doctors over.
No parents are perfect but my parents are great parents so i really don't like people talking about them in a negative tone.
I... didn't talk about your parents in a negative tone. I simply said that if you tell them that you worry they will probably take you serious if you are frank and mature about it.
Was it the very same thing the last time? Because that could either prove it is nothing depending on how long time it's been (I would've guessed that you were 14 or younger now, so I have no idea how many years has gone since you were 16) or it could prove that it's still there and it could be something to worry about. Either way - convince them to get an appointment with a doctor and let them decide whenever it's bad or not.
my cyst was around my rib cage area and its still there now. This one was on my balls but i couldnt find it in the shower today so im starting to think i imagined the whole thing. Stil going to get a doctors appointment and i told my sister about it.
Go do it, seriously. I hate anything like that, and I honestly can understand, but the amount of horror stories of people who have ignored it and ended up dying is, horrific. I did recently read of someones friend who had a lump but just freaked out and ignored it, when he did do something about it, he was too late.
Thats just, too scary. Its better to be embarrassed for half an hour, than to die.
I think a shower isn't the best place, hot water means things can swell, I'm not so great on the way testicles work but I'm pretty sure if they're cold, they go all, shrinky, meaning its easier to feel, if its hot water, they'll not shrink, and that can be an issue. I would assume, anyway.