Tried masturbating to see if maybe that would improve the situation if it was some sort of blood flow issue, but that didn't help. Have a long term girlfriend and STD test since the two of us got together so I know It's nothing related to an STD. Is this something that will go away on its own or am I going to have to bite the financial bullet and see a doctor?
Inflammation of the epididymis is easily treated with antibiotics but don’t take just any antibiotics on your own, it would be best if they were prescribed by your doc in relation to the bacteria.
If left untreated, it could lead to some serious complications like include testicular infarction, scrotal abscess, scrotal fistula, chronic epididymitis and infertility.
All acute pain in the testicles is considered a medical emergency and requires an examination.
I just had an ultrasound done on the testis, but I believe they were looking for the wrong things. The urologist who examined me said he thought it might be a varicose vein. There is no obvious evidence of the varicose vein. Also, the ultasound examiner asked me if I was there because of infertility! I explained it was because of pain. She replied, your veins are borderline, it is probably not what is causing the pain.
Now I wait one more week before seeing the urologist again for the follow up appt. I also notice that my left testicle is larger and swollen compared to my right. I am afraid the doctor is going to tell me he can't help me and I'm going to have to live with this for the rest of my life.
I've been getting quick, sharp pains in my left testicle for the past few months but didn't think anything of it because of sore muscles all over the body due to sports and other activities. Yesterday my left testicle started to hurt more than ever, along with my lower abdomen, and a type of fluid has surrounded the testicle only on the left side. After going to a Walk-In Clinic, the doctor said it may be a tendon issue but that still does not explain the fluid. I am going for an ultra sound tomorrow, but i wanted to know if this has any ties to testicular cancer.
Prostate and colon cancer do run in my family, so this is extra comforting.
I have had several ultrasound , seen numerous urologists and i always am given anti biotics. this seems to do the trick for a few months but the pain keeps coming back!
Think im just going to live with the problem, feel like an id**t constantly going the docs as they say the same thing but it does have me in agaony!
If you have better explanation, please let everyone know.
I do have the flu now and i felt it about 15 mins ago and it was unbearable i tried moving but it was hard
I felt and realized i couldent touch the testicle string bit ( im sorry i dont know the word for it) the string that connects the testicle to the whatever it is
But i have had the problem before but it went so tomorrow im gonna go and get myself checked because even though i do have the flu
some say its the beginning of cancer (on other websites) better to be safe than sorry
thank you so much for this
hope you all get better soon :-)
Im only 16 just for the record you seem to be in your 20's
Can it affect someone at my age?
My left testicle now hurts and i have had that checked...i have been told it has something to do with epididimis...a chemical reaction... that will go away in time. We will see how it goes.
My only advice to all the males is check your testi's in the shower once a month. It could save your life...and by the way...its works perfectly fine with one testi.
From what I've read I can't tell if this is a testicular issue or abdominal hernia. Has anybody had this sensation and got an answer from a medical professional?
Our Testes have appendix's on them like in our gut, these can die and cause a lot of pain and swelling. Although this sounds really bad it's not! The pain will subside after a few uncomfortable weeks and there will be no damage to your man-hood or ability to perform. Alternatively you can take advantage of the Health system, get a check up and have it removed by an operation. It doesn't take much, a few stitches and your back on your feet in a week. This may not be the reason why they hurt, but it could be one which most people dont know about.
My Dr has mentioned that the condition is related to bacteria living in the area, the only way to clear them out is to take antibiotics, and keep them fluids flowing.
I'd say the last week of January of 2009 I was woken by a lot of pain in the same area but the next morning I was ok. I tried taking it easy and treating it myself, taking ibuprofen and icing. It went away for a good week and then returned and keeps going in cycles. I self examined myself weeks prior but was clean and about a week ago I found a cist or lump on the upper left side :-(
P.S: I doubt it's an STD even though I did have one session of unprotected sex with my girlfriend at the time (We dated for 3 months). I don't have burning urinating and even when I masturbate everything feels and looks normal. I know some STD's can cause swelling of the testicles but I am pretty sure I may have a serious hernia. I mean a cist or lump doesn't just show up.
I have tracked the problem down to some herbal supplements I've been taking and the real kicker is that it took me over a month after I stopped taking the supplements for it the pain to stop.
The supplement were for prostrate and another for libido. They contained many of the same ingredients. I have not isolated the ingredient that causes the pain but here is a list of some things you might want to steer clear of for awhile and see if it helps:
Ginger Root Extract
turned on Goat Weed Extract
It was like numb dull pain which was worse at sometimes, I thought I pulled a muscle and was holding the left testicle a lot while going through my day waiting for it to go away..
After going to the Emergency Room and it taking like 5 hours of waiting, I gave blood and urine and it came back ok, the doctor then examined the left testi and said it was not torision and then I was off to have an ultrasound. Ultrasound was weird as I have never had a man lube up my testicles but as I was so scared it didn't matter. After talking with him he said it didn't look normal and now I started to freak out...I asked if it was epididymis and they said not sure but don't think so, & that I need to hear from a Dr.
Back in waiting room they had a shift change and another doctor came by and said that I had fluid around my testicle and a small sac of veins or something (medical terms I could not remember), that was the cause. This they said it is an infection.
They prescribed Antibiotics(doxyicycline) and a few pain meds, motron...
Today is the first day on the antibotics and still nothing...10 day program, was told not to drink alcohol or have sex....