Now I am worried because the doctor says that I should be able to stand the pain that it's not all the time. But if I stand for an hour (I'm a teacher) I am in considerable pain like a burning and aching pain through my groin and right side scrotum.
I heard that for the varicocele it can be operated on and the tubes tied that are causing problems. Has anyone had a procedure like this done? Or can anyone give me any more information. I don't know how I can live without doing something about this.
Any help, ideas or suggestions would be great.
I have a ot of pain when i forst get out of bed. Any ideas on what is going on in the right side with testicle and groin pain?
If you can't stand for an hour, try to arrange your schedule so that you'll be seated for some of that time.
Wear more support...as in athletic supporter, tighter shorts, and jockey shorts, not boxers.
There are opperations to reduce or remove the varicocele, and if the pain is interfering with your lifelihood, most doctors will recommend this. If you are not getting a referral from your doctor, change doctors. You CAN get a second opinion. It's your right. Be prepared to pay for it.
But what do you have to loose but your discomfort and pain.
Let us know what you learn.
The pain I've experienced is pretty much the same as others in this forum have mentioned: pain in the scrotum, when the pain isn't there I have aching/soreness in the scrotum, pain or tightness similar to how you feel after you've been in the lower abdomen. I've also had pain that radiates from my left scrotum into my lower abdomen and around into my back. has anyone else experienced this? I have high hopes the surgery will work!
I got diagnosed with a varicocele on my left side when i was 19. I am now 31 and have just started having pain in the past 2 years? I am fed up with going to uroligists and doctors and them telling me that the pain in my lower abdomen on my left side is not from the varicocele. I get pain in my left testicle with a tightness/dull pain in my lower abdomen and pain to the left kidney on my back.
I have had numorous doses of antibiotics and none of them have done anthing.
My pain seems to be constant and does not change through out the day/night or if im standing or sitting?
My urologist told me to go away and take pain killers. (pontifract hospital in yorkshire, England)
I have since been back to my doctors and demaded to see another urologist.
Does anyone else get this pain in the lower abdomen??
Has anyone had the operation and has it been successful in removing the pain.
Also i have noticed that my sperm has become much more thinner?? more like a watery consistancy??
any one else notice this??
i will keep on adding information to this site everytime i find out anything new from my doctors!!!!
I had to give up cycling and running, because when moving the pain becomes too strong. its also worse after ejaculation
I have resigned on visiting more doctors and im slowly settling to the fact it will hurt 4ever.
My condition started in late 2003 and I suffered the most agonizing pain you could ever imagine, but for the sake of example it was as if someone grabbed one of my nuts with a vice grip and held it firm for 10 to 18 hours at a time. Morphine had little effect on pain control. I began to research the internet with my symptoms and everything pointed to a condition called Varicocele.
For those of you who have had ultrasounds, get the dictations made by the radiologist who interpreted them. If you see words like enlarged or engorged veins, vessels, etc you probably have varicoceles. Just type "enlarged vessels or veins and groin pain" in a search box and see what you get.
As you start to read about these Varicocels, you will learn they are very common, but why the hell then can't these freak'n overpaid specialist figure it out?
I too was told to take a hike by a urologist, and Mayo Clinic Rochester did not believe me when I told them I felt it was Varicoceles, even though they were as big as life on my ultrasounds. After a period of time they pushed me off to the chronic pain center.
I finally convinced my new urologist to do exploritory surgery and guess what she found, yep, Varicoceles ! Well it took 5 surgical procedures to finally get all of them that had developed during this time, but now I have a new one on the right side.
Now go to Wikipedia and read about Varicoceles there, especially references made to one on the right. If you have more questions or need more information, email me at _[removed]_ and use Varicocele as your subject line.
Best of luck
I'm feelin super depressed and scared caus it said online that it could be HIV. My doctor said its nonsense and im fine... think i need a second opinion
I have also experienced all of the same problems. I have pain in my lower left abdomin that gets worse with physical activity to the point that I can not run for more than a mile. I hurt my lower left abdomin three years back and thought that I had a hernia. I got a MRI and an inguinal check by a lovely doctor and was told I did not have a hernia of any kind and most likely had severe inflammation and scar tissue.
I did physical therapy for awhile and that alleviated some pain for awhile but was hard to maintain a consistent regime. A year after my MRI I started getting a swelling in my left testicle. I thought it was just because of stress and lack of exercise. I finally went to a doctor and a urologist for an ultrasound. They both told I had a hyrdocele or a varicocele and that they go away with time and I should take aspirin regularly.
I tried aspirin for a bit but I dont like taking meds so I began acupuncture. It has done a world of difference for me. The swelling in my testicle has reduced significantly and isnt as painful as before and pain in my hip/lower abs has reduced as well. I have also been able to run at least 3 miles now without intense pain. If you wikipedia "varicocele" you'll note that it has to do with obstruction of blood vessels that run along your spermatic cord to your testicle, which is why it makes sense to have testicle and lower abdominal pain. Therefore if anything is not functioning correctly it is possible to have fluid buildup and therefore a lump and pain. Acupuncture works to unblock the flow of energy and blood in your body. I highly recommend it for people as a homeopathic remedy. Go at least 5 times and have the doctor work on your hip and groin (not as bad as it sounds). You will most likely see results after one or two times going. I go twice a month for this and just for general stress relief. I have also changed my eating habits and eat more anti-inflammatory foods and do alot of stretching.
Have people who have posted here had trauma in the abdomen or testicles?