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Old 08-25-2005, 02:54 AM   #1
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Testical and back pain

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I am 62 years old and for the last eight to ten months I have had a quite severe pain in my left testical. This pain is always accompanied by pain in the lower back, sometimes in the middle and sometimes off to the left. Both pains come and go at the same time, but they are there virtually all of the day. When I first got the pain I didn't attach too much importance to it (thinking it was just a temporary thing) and so I can't remember now whether it began before or just after I had a biopsy on my prostate and at the same time a video scan of my bladder (the tube passing up my penis). I think the pain began after these things, but I cannot be absolutely sure. The biopsy was done in response to a high PSA reading noticed during a routine blood test. The biopsy proved negative (no prostate cancer cells were detected) by the way, but I've just had another one done because the doctor said the PSA has raised again. At the moment I'm still waiting for the result of the second biopsy.

The weird thing is that if I lie down both pains go away after about an hour or so, and if I am in bed for the night the pains stay away all night. Then, within about an hour (or less) of getting up in the morning the pains come back and they remain all day (except if I "go for a lie down" during the day, when the pains will go away after about an hour of lying down, only to come back again soon aftert I get up). So, whatever is causing this problem seems to be affected by gravity.

I've had two full KUB ultrasound scans and I've also had ultrasound scan of my left testical. I'm told that my kidneys are fine and that the only thing they can see is a very slight varicose vein on my left testical. I had thought that this would be the cause of the problem, except for a very strange thing that happened the other day that made me think differently. What happened is that I had a very severe lower stomach pain which caused me to be awake and "on the toilet" most of the night, resulting of course in what I imagine would have been a totally empty bowel. Anyway, that very same morning both pains went away completely. I thought for a moment that I was cured, but then about two to three days later the pains came back. So I'm now wondering if the cause is due to my bowel putting pressure onto something, but only when I am standing up or sitting down (not when I am lying down) and the problem went away when my bowel was completely empty because of the reduction in pressure. Actually I'm at a total loss, but with pains such as this that the doctors tell you they can't find a cause for you tend to end up "clutching at straws".

This really is driving me nuts (if you'll pardon the expression!). Has anyone had anything similar. I'd really appreciate your help.

Mike

 
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