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Posted on: 08/11/2006
I have a few questions. First, I have a very small bump inside my scrotum (not on the skin) that's not directly on my testicle. It doesn't hurt at all, and hasn't gotten any bigger. It feels like a grain of sand or a very small pebble. What could it be and what should I do about it? Also, I'm 15, my voice has started to drop, I have some pubic hair, but no armpit hair whatsoever and very little leg hair. This is very embarrassing because I'm afraid to go swimming or anything because I'm pretty sure it's not normal. What's the deal with that?
If the mass is separate from the testis it could be a lymph node or a cyst or some other type of growth. It would be a good idea to get it checked out.
The timing of puberty may feel slow, but at 15 with voice changes it sounds like you are developing within the normal range. Normally the first change in males is increase in size of the testes. Hair growth is variable and some racial groups never have much hair at all. I'm sure nobody will notice your hair growth pattern at the swimming pool and some folks like to shave it all off anyway, so please enjoy yourself at the pool and don't worry about what other people think.