For the past 3 months, I have had pain in my right testicle, and once in my left. I went to the doctors twice initially, and both said it was something muscular.
However, the third time I went to see a doctor, it was clear that it was my testicle that was hurting. He gave me Doxycycline to make sure it wasn't an infection, and also the results of my urine test came back negative for any infection. There was however a Trace under the category "Leuk Esterase".
Still today, I still feel somewhat discomfort after finishing the medicine. Most noticeably, I have a feeling in my inner thighs that I want to stretch it out, a feeling of weakness. This is almost how the pain starts. The pain hasn;t been too bad the past week, and I haven't been active.
The pain started after I began maxing out weight lifting. The doctor checked and it isn't a hernia. The first time I was wearing boxers, so I changed up to wearing a jock strap. When I did that, my left hurt once, but overall the right has been the one that has hurt periodically. Though my doctor may not believe it, I have great suspicions that this pain is a result to something I did weight lifiting.
For a month I didn't weight lift or run, and I didn't feel the pain in my testicle, by I did feel the weakness in my thighs. I was then involved in a minor accident, so whether this has any relevance. Two days later my back and thigh hurt so much I couldn't sleep. The pain went away in the morning, and the main thing that hurt upon touch was the top of my right testicle. I tried to ride the bike..and 3 days later the pain started again.
Today I am wearing a jock strap normally and it is helping, but does anyone know what thsi could be. I am scared out of my mind because I am not used to not being able to be active. My doc said I'm just going to have to get through the pain, and hopefully it will go away. I notice the pain when my "sack" hangs, but when it is up or "plump" I do not feel it. I have yet to try to run or lift recently, but I am trying to bicylce in the air and stretch out.
I just turned 18 and am not sexually active.
COuld this have to do with an injury somewhere else in the body? Stories similar to mine, people said they had surgeries or a slipped disc, yet I do not feel pain in my lower back. There stories however of the testicle pain seemed worst than mine. Do I have any hope or is this it for my young active life?
Sorry for the long post, but I really wanted people to know the full details so I could get some help.
Oh yea, next week I am going to see my doc again, and hopefully I can be seen by a Uerologist. Can the mind be so powerful enough that I can phsychologically continue to injure myself? It seems that every time I read stories, I get more scared and I expect pain to come. Is this possible?
I also think that it sounds like this happened as the result of weight lifting. You said that the doctor ruled out a hernia, so I guess that's not it. That would have been my first guess though because I've heard of men getting hernias and groin pulls often from lifting.
Since you are not sexually active I'd rule out any STDs or sexual infections. It sounds like it could be epididymitis which is inflammation of the epididymis in your testicle. Its a very common problem in men and is one of the main causes of hospitalization in men in the military. This is considered a type of infection though.
It could also be testicular torsion. This is the twisting of the cords that the sperm flow through. It's most common in children and it doesn't happen as a result of sex. It can lead to infertility if you have it for a long time because the cords twist and tangle and then die because the blood cannot flow through the cords.
If you have pain in one testicle it could the the result of a stone in the uterer. You'd only have pain on the side of where the stone is present.
Mrowl..I'll be sure to let you know...That is deifnitely what is on my mind right now, because I recall lifting and running (sprinting) hard in boxers the day before everything started.
In regards to a torsion, is surgery required b/c I was looking online doing some research and all noted emergency surgery to repair and remove the testicle?! Is this something that can heal on its own or fix itself and is their such thing as a minor torsion that does not require removal??
Another form of torsion I saw come up was "Torsion of Testicular Appendage" which is non emergency.
As I noted before, I've experienced the pain 3-4 times in my right side. The pain usually last 2-3 days and subsides. I do not feel it when I sleep, etc. However, I did feel it once in my left side when I began lifting again and started to wear a jock strap.
I went to the doctor three times. 1st two noted something muscular, and the last one noted it to be the outer portion of my testicle.
The onset of pain usually comes a day after physical activity. I've never felt it during activity. The one month in which I did not exercise, I did not feel the pain in my testicle, just the feeling of wanting to stretch out my thighs. When I go to bed and for the first half of the day, I do not feel it.
As of right now, sitting and walking around the malls, I have not felt the sharp pain, but I haven't pursued rigorous physical activity that I am use to.
I will wait until next Tuesday and see what the doctor says, and hopefully I can be referred to a uerologist and he can give me somewhat of an answer rather than "unexplained testicle pain".
Thanks for the help again, and I will try to remain optimistic and hope for the absolute best.
I doubt it will take surgery. If you had pain all the time then what would indicate a major problem. My guess is that this is more like a pulled muscle and will recover over time. Do keep wearing the jockstrap or at least good compression shorts.They make those things for a good reason.
Thanks for all the replies. I definitely have a feeling that's how everything started. As for the pain, wearing support has helped. Is it possible I kept on exerting force in the area by exercising and lifting making the healing process even longer?
I'll wait for what the uerologist says and still hope for the best. As I have been typing these posts, I haven't felt the pain there, so I guess that is a good thing.
I will update you guys by next week. Thanks again.
By the way Mrowl, are there muscles that surround the actual testicle itself since you noted it could be muscular? The last doctor noted that the testicle itself felt ok, but it was the outer portion of the testicle that was hurting me.
I am not sure. I believe there are muscles that retract the testicals to protect them from what the body senses as possible harm. An old line for wearing a jockstrap was that a jockstrap kept these muscles from becoming strained. I have not researched that statement recently. I just know that it seems to work on me.