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02-21-2005, 05:34 PM #1
Embarrassing question . . . ?
Man I HOPE someone has experienced this . . . . I hope, I hope, I hope. And this is not a joke, although it might sound like one.
Over the past week I have been experiencing enduring, dull, nagging testicular pain. It seems to be located at the uh, bottom and is increased when I do anything straining.
For instance, I can feel the pain increase when I sing in my band. It even goes as far as making some of my upper leg numb. Skiing, however, does not make the pain increase that much. I have to wear supportive drawers.
I have not had any trauma occur to that area. Believe me, I would remember.
This is one of those things, y'know? I'm scared to go to the doctor. I don't want the doctor playing with my balls!!!! I don't want it removed either.
More gauze pads, please hurry!
02-21-2005, 05:54 PM #2
possibilities include among other things
Thses are by no means the only things it could be just a couple of the possibilites.
If it is getting worse instead of better go get it checked out.
02-21-2005, 06:16 PM #3
Those are the 2 I thought of too. If its torsion, I think it should be a much more noticable constant pain. It is serious though, as in you ball dies. If its a hernia, it's not as a big of a deal. Did you strain yourself lately? Akward fall? I'd get it checked regardless. A little mental discomfort is worth the peace of mind...
*edit* duh.... you ARE a doctor, shouldn't you be able to fondle and self dignose...
Last edited by Theodore; 02-21-2005 at 06:20 PM.
02-21-2005, 06:25 PM #4Originally Posted by Theodore
Torsion - looked it up on google. Described symptoms for this condition seemed to indicate alot more pain than what I am in. Also, I have no swelling or anything like that.
Hernia - Wouldn't my abdomen hurt as well?
My biggest fear is cancer.More gauze pads, please hurry!
02-21-2005, 06:25 PM #5
The other month I had what sounds like the same sort of problem but not nearly as bad. My leg never went numb. I was almost ready to schedule an appointment with the doc, but the pain somehow went away and hasnt been back sense. I'de give it a few days and see what happens, and then go see the doc."I just looked down to see if I was wearing my seatbelt, and I'm sitting at my desk in my room."
02-21-2005, 06:47 PM #6
Hey Dr. Gaper
first time post for me, by the way
About your problem, it's probably not torsion since that usually is the result of an injury. What it may be is a varicocele, basically varicose veins around your testicles. No one knows why it happens but in some guys the veins swell like those in some older people's legs. It can be painful but is not dangerous except for creating possible fertility problems due to the increased temperature associated with the extra bloodflow. If this is what you got, you should be able to feel it. Medical jargon sometimes refers to it as a "bag of worms." Thats gross as hell and it probably isn't isn't that obvious in your case (if this is what is afflicting you), just thought I'd let you know.
That said, I would definitely still get it checked out since testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males 15-35 or so, and only a doc can point that out for you.
Good luck man
02-22-2005, 01:21 AM #7
Differential dx: Epididymitis.
tx: Anti-inflam's, rest, sometimes antibiotics.
02-24-2005, 12:21 PM #8Originally Posted by Trackhead
That's what the doctor's conclusion was. She prescribed Doxyxycline, and advised I take 800mg of ibuprofen 4 TIMES A DAY!!! Seems like alot, but anything to ease a swollen nut.
Peace of mind is a good thing. Now I can put to rest all those haunting images of cancerous testicles, amputated nuts, and needles in the scrotum. Whew!More gauze pads, please hurry!
02-24-2005, 01:05 PM #9Originally Posted by Dr. Gaper
"It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
- A. Solzhenitsyn
02-24-2005, 02:09 PM #10Originally Posted by Dr. GaperQuando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.
02-25-2005, 09:42 AM #11Originally Posted by irul&ublo
But the whole situation had quite the opposite effect. It went more into a . . . um . . . "retreat" mode. Like a turtle hiding in it's shell.
See, the thing is, when a doctor has to examine the plumbing apparatuses (apparati) of patients, they need to bring in a nurse as a witness to make sure they don't do anything "naughty". So having two women staring at my infected nut made me kind of shy.
Finding any eroticness out of the situation would be like finding a needle in a nutsack. Har har har.More gauze pads, please hurry!
03-01-2005, 11:04 AM #12
Gnarl dude,good luck!Calmer than you dude
03-02-2005, 10:40 AM #13
Glad that you're not going to lose a nut. My friend's husband is a surgery resident. He had a "fix" a guy with priaprism. Stuck a big ol' needle down there and drained all the blood out.
03-02-2005, 11:22 AM #14Originally Posted by Dr. Gaper"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!"
03-12-2005, 11:59 AM #15
2 nurses in the same room at the same time looking at your nuts, huh?
Just seems odd...Live To Ski!
05-19-2005, 11:50 PM #16magical shorts
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wow lots of guys talking about lots of nuts, glad folks are ok though
05-20-2005, 01:26 AM #17
When I was 18 I had a testicular torsion which was extremely severe and I almost lost a nut. It made me vomit and pass out the first time. I was diagnosed with what I believe is called bellclapper testes. I do not have a skin flap that keeps the nads from spinning (torsion). This usually happens from rolling around in bed at night. Sometimes I get it very mildly which could possibly be your problem as well. There could be a slight twist disrupting a small amount of flow to your boy. When this happens I twist the right boy clockwise (toward the right leg) and the left boy counter clockwise (toward the left leg). The Urologist told me they always twist away from the closest leg so that is why I always know which way to twist them. And don't over do it if you try it and it does take about 5-10 minutes before the pain completely receeds. Good luck in finding the problem, and go see a doctor just to be safe, your boys need you and you need your boys.
05-21-2005, 05:00 PM #18Originally Posted by Dr. Gaper