Unusual problem of Testicular pain
Robertho

Glasgow, UK

#385 Oct 31, 2012
I had sore testicles from age 14 went to the docs about age 15/16 who said it was a urine infection , pain continued until I was 17 one morning I woke up with extreme pain and was rushed to hospital and straight to get ready for surgery for suspected torsion. When they took me for ultrasounds with surgen on his way it turned out it was a infection of the epididymis. I am now 19 and I have had a camera scans ect and all showed up normal. My urologist thinks it is prostitus and gave me a 3 month course of antibiotics which helped but now I have finished them the pain is back. This is a subject which isn't taken seriously and I found many female doctors to assume as we are young men it is some form of std. I am due back at the urolagist soon who believes that 3 pills a day 1 antibiotic 1 relaxant of a kind and 1 anti inflammatory will cure me.

Since: Oct 12

Wethersfield, CT

#386 Oct 31, 2012
Specifically, where is the pain? Is it only at the top of the testicle and the rest is not in pain? Is it on both? Such is the situation for me and I too ave had no results.
Stefan

Washington, DC

#387 Jan 28, 2013
Hey guys!

Just wondering if anyone has tried this product or any laser treatment:

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Wendy

Monroe, LA

#388 Jan 28, 2013
Please read up on low testosterone as studies now show correlation between pain and low T! We are about to try injections and see if it helps. Counts were at 102--very low. There r articles out now that suggest the therapy may lessen/alleviate some testicle paint,
Joyride

Mississauga, Canada

#389 Jul 28, 2013
I couldn't believe how many pages there are on this thread. Anyway, I'd like to offer some helpful advice.

I've also had the same problems. I've experienced testicular pain, lower abdominal pain, very frequent lower back pain and on rare occasions, even pains down my thigh. Most of the time, the problem is on my left side.

Relief of my back pain comes with ejaculation and also quite often with bowel movement. This is especially true when the pain is more severe.

I have 2 verified conditions: enlarged prostate (benign) and spinal degeneration at the L5/S1 vertebrae junction. I believe my problems stem from a combination of these two problems. My prostate gets inflamed for some reason once in a while and t enlarges, putting pressure on my already compromised spine and nerve fibres become impinged. Some of this results in numbness along my left leg as well as numbness in both feet, along with dysesthesia and parasthesia in the toes and foot pads. Of course, I also experience more severe back pains and the odd testicular pain.

My father also had an enlarged prostate - it may run in my family. He was a doctor by the way, but he couldn't figure it out. I am a research immunologist and seem to be doing somewhat better than he did.

Aside from ejaculation and bowel movement, what works for me is taking saw palmetto, low impact exercise and weight control. Saw palmetto has the most profound effect and can eliminate 95% of the back pain within a few days of taking the herbal medication which is cheap and has been proven by many decades of effective use in Europe where it is apparently very popular. You can also add pygeum to saw palmetto as saw palmetto tends to reduce your libido and pygeum can counteract that while adding its own anti-inflammatory benefits for your prostate.

I find most doctors not curious about ailments that they don't understand. Many actually feel intimidated and will try to brush you off but not all doctors are like that. But they cannot prescribe herbal medication because western medicine is wedded to the big money business of drug companies. Saw palmetto is very cheap, much cheaper than Flowmax.

Finally, I suspect the pains and problems we discuss here have to do with inflammation whether caused by mechanical injury, wear and tear or low level infection not detectable by current methods. Try to stay active, avoid foods that disagree with you and do what you can to keep inflammation down.

Good luck!

JML
Emerogork

Wethersfield, CT

#390 Jul 28, 2013
"I find most doctors not curious about ailments that they don't understand. Many actually feel intimidated and will try to brush you off but not all doctors are like that."

I have been to a few doctors on this. Each in their own way attempted a diagnostic. Each took a different approach with little regard to my history.

Each played out their knowledge base and effectively dumped me. Each concluded that nothing more can be tried yet the next one I find has a different idea to apply.

Go figure.

My case: My pain is so intense that walking is a challenge. The pain is only along the top of each testicle and only there when any kind of pressure is applied. Clothing, water from the shower, touching, etc.(Make a fist, rest a finger at the top,= the amount of pressure to cause intense pain if it were on a testicle.)
Joyride

Mississauga, Canada

#391 Jul 28, 2013
Emerogork, since pain is elicited and conducted via sensory nerves and is experienced in the brain, the problem is probably at the sensory cells, along the sensory pathway or something innervating the sensory pathway.

In my case, mechanical (pressure) and inflammatory action on nerve fibres around the prostate and lower spinal region are probably what are causing my pains. They are impinging on the nerves in my spine which can cause testicular as well as leg pains.

Your problem also sound like another manifestation of neuralgia. It's either sensory nerve damage or pressure on nerve fibres along the sensory pathway. Have you tried acupuncture or cold-laser therapy on your lower spine? Cold laser works extremely fast and will often work when everything else doesn't. The pain you experience has to conduct from the site to your brain for you to feel them. Regardless of whether the source of the neuralgia is from the sensory cells in the skin (e.g. from viral infection) or along the pathway, if you block the sensations and signals before they enter your spine, the pain will either dull or be totally blocked. Unless you have already been examined, you could have an enlarged prostate or lower spinal degeneration like me - these are pretty common problems for older men. There are many nerves that enter and exit the spine, not every patient has the same pattern of neuralgia symptoms.

As for medical specialists, many are picked by their seniors for their ability to memorize what they read, not for their problems-solving skills. I know extremely well because my father was one of those. Like picks like because that's what they are comfortable dealing with. This is a primary distinction between researchers and clinicians. Same reason why garage mechanics swap parts nowadays rather than fix anything. Researchers are selected for critical thinking and ability to seek and accept new explanations for the unexplained, to imagine new paradigms to replace the status quo.
Alex

Etobicoke, Canada

#392 Aug 5, 2013
I had this similar discomfort for around a month now, discomfort mainly on left testicle, and most of the time accompanied with slight nausea, ease after ejaculation, ultrasound shows microlithiasis and a 2mm nodlule, the doc said nothing to worry about, just hav to do follow up ultrasound in few months, but the discomfort continues come and goes, i dont know if i should go see another doc and get some medication?
Emerogork

Wethersfield, CT

#393 Aug 5, 2013
Alex wrote:
I had this similar discomfort for around a month now, discomfort mainly on left testicle, and most of the time accompanied with slight nausea, ease after ejaculation, ultrasound shows microlithiasis and a 2mm nodlule, the doc said nothing to worry about, just hav to do follow up ultrasound in few months, but the discomfort continues come and goes, i dont know if i should go see another doc and get some medication?
It certainly doesn't hurt to get more opinions. For me, I have been several and each sees it differently with a totally different diagnosis and treatment attempt. None of them have ever duplicated another's diagnosis or treatment.

I am beginning to think it is my imagination.
Alex

Etobicoke, Canada

#394 Aug 6, 2013
Emerogork wrote:
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It certainly doesn't hurt to get more opinions. For me, I have been several and each sees it differently with a totally different diagnosis and treatment attempt. None of them have ever duplicated another's diagnosis or treatment.
I am beginning to think it is my imagination.
Hey, thx for the reply, I hope it's physiological only too. cuz i used to have IBS on my left side last year, which lasts for 4 months, and thats exactly the feeling i feel down my left testicle now, feel like i m loosing some part of it. but anyways i ll have to see more doctors for sure,
Alex

Etobicoke, Canada

#395 Aug 7, 2013
just a quick update, while waiting for my dr appointment, i tried to wear jockstrap, and i havent been feeling nausea for three days, the occasional ichy and sharp pain are gone, am not sure if the dull feeling is gone too cuz all i m feeling now is the underwear cupping my balls since I never wear a jock or anything tight in my whole life, will update in few days to see if this continues to help :) , and my family doc and urologist really not helping the situation, one asked me to take tons of advil, the other one basically just asked me to live with it till next ultrasound :(
jay

Saudi Arabia

#396 Sep 12, 2013
guys i have the same symptoms as you.. been through 2 ultrasound scans but all came normal... seen a urologist trice but on the 3rd time he told me to look for another doctor bec. he cant find anything wrong with left testicular pain that have been bothering me about a month now.. i also feel the pain at the groin area sometimes.. the other physician that i went to checkup onto who was a surgeon told me that its a congestion.. ordered urine exam but still came normal.. im a sports minded person and love playing basketball but now i need to stop playing... how i wish this pain is just on the mind... and by the way folks.. does an one of you know or any of your doctor told you the cause of our problem? and of course does anyone here who have been treated? thanx
jay

Saudi Arabia

#397 Sep 12, 2013
additional question... does this cause infertility?
Emerogork

Wethersfield, CT

#398 Sep 12, 2013
There seem to be a few different situations here. For me the pain is only at the top of each testicle. It is only there with any kind of pressure, even water from the shower.

I too have been to many Urologists and each has a different theory.

I also gave up sports. I am a double bronze figure skater but cannot even do it as a recreation.

"Cogestion" Huh? I wonder if you might want to run away from this one. Even if it hurts, but RUN...
John

Gressvik, Norway

#399 Dec 6, 2013
Well this is an ancient thread but it accurately describes the pain I have. I am not relieved to find out that no one seems to have found any answers.
Hopefully someone will get to the bottom of this.
Emerogork

Wethersfield, CT

#400 Dec 6, 2013
There are several descriptions here. I would like to know if your symptoms match mine.

I have had no injury, infection or any other disorder. I don't know how long the pain has been there as I don't always feel it all the time but I can easily say it has been there for years now. No activity aggravates it except a very mild touch. This includes pressure from clothes and even water in the shower.

As I said, it is equally painful to pressure on the top of each testicle. Pain is not from any other area. IF you were to clench your fist as a demo,then the pain is only at the thumb at the top.

I have been poked, squeezed, prodded, injected, "ultrasounded", x-rayed, and medicated to say the least. Each urologist applies a pet theory and then, failing that, basically says "I guess you are going to have to live with it.... Pain clinics are a total failure as they only want to treat temporary, not chronic, pain.

Am I starting to sound bitter?

I figured that epididyectomy would be the cure but also read that oft time, that procedure makes things worse.

Are we cohorts in pain here or are your symptoms different?
Joe

Stouffville, Canada

#401 Dec 14, 2013
Larz wrote:
Hey thanks for the tip. I almost shelled out $50 for Bob Maloney's book, but I figured the name sounded too much like "Baloney!!!"
If the guy was authentic, he'd just publish the crap for free.Some people are f**g pathetic.
I downloaded his book, it is crap. He recommends only 2 exercises and then goes on to list things you get by just googling... I think there is a better more complete guide than his.
Guy

Ashland, OR

#402 Jan 29, 2014
I'm 21 been experiencing this pain for the past two years as described above by all of you. After reading I'm not so excited about going to see a doctor seeing as how they never seem to find anything wrong with me. The only relief I've found after 2 rounds of antibiotics after being diagnosed with "prostititus" was daily stretching focusing on hamstrings to relieve lower back pain and a daily dose of prostate aid vitamins. Make sure they have saw palmetto berries in them. They seem to help the most. The prostate undergoes all kinds of issues with our daily diets and thus becomes inflamed, potentially infected and these issues spread to its closest bedfellows. The testicles, and after reading all your stories I'm convinced its in our diet and exercise that these problems are derived. I will continue to try to relieve my pain and hope some of you find relief as we'll.
Stefan

Woodbridge, VA

#403 Jan 29, 2014
Do you know if there is a test to determine if the pain is related to the prostate?

Also, for varicocele related pain and problems, has anyone tried upside down positions, just to reverse the direction of blood flow? I know many people mentioned yoga and stretching postures, but just being upside down for a while every day might also help reset the system. Just a thought.
bill

Apopka, FL

#405 Mar 3, 2014
just had robotic surgery for the spermatic cord denervation (3 days ago); contact Jamin Brahmbhatt in Clermont, FL; he & his partner have revolutionized this procedure: http://www.mypur.org - good luck - these are great doctors!!

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