Chicago123 I’ve had exactly what you are talking about, as a matter of fact right now as we speak I’m going through it and have been for about a month. Let me ask you a question, and this may sound weird when your IBS is in what I call high gear can you feel it progress through your digestive tract over a period of a couple of days? You know like it starts in the pit of your stomach and works its way through your small intestines through your colon from your right side up and across and then down your left side, even though your having bowel movements?
The reason I’m asking is when my so called cycle reaches the end of the road this is when my testicle pain seems to subside. About this time last year I was having the testicular pain for a few weeks I finally went to my urologist and we played the bend over and touch your toe’s game. He said that my prostate felt normal and if the pain was still there in a couple of weeks to come back,$$$ and we would try something else. After I left his office I was in so much pain I could not stand it. So I laid in the bed all weekend “very unusual for me” I am an extremely active person. Monday morning 7:59 I’m on the phone, got an appointment for the next day, here we go again. Guess what my prostrate is enlarged? He put me on antibiotics I think levaquin. One week and no results, then cipro, cool huh!! Two week two doses of antibiotics and there goes my flora right down the toilet.
You know with IBS there are no rules and you take a 100 different people and you get 100 close but different symptoms. After this month long battle I got a pint of buttermilk “ekkk…” and chugged away two days later I was fine until June of this year and here we go again. I had to reply to your post to remember what fixed me last time. lol But back to your question I know where you coming from and its kinda scary, and it’s a roll of the dice going to the Dr especially when your money’s tight. But I think its like I said earlier everyone is different. When my IBS started I didn’t have testicle pain, mine arose about a year ago, so that would make it about 5 years from my onset, kinda like yours. I have no answers for you just similar symptoms. Could be the way the bowel routes and its just radiating pain? If you find an answer please keep us posted. Good luck an hang in there, maybe one day some researcher on his break shoving a do nut in his face will accident upon a cure for us !!