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Old 04-08-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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Right testicle too high and causing constant discomfort

Hi, I'm 30 years old and I've had this problem as long as I can remember. My right testicle is much higher than my left - it hangs practically at the top of the scrotum. If I look down while standing up, I can't see my normal left testicle at all but the right one is very apparent, being so high up it actually pushes my penis to the left a bit.

This condition causes me constant discomfort - not a pain in the testicle itself as such, but it feels as if the cord supporting the testicle is "tangled up" in some way, and the weight of the testicle pulling down on it causes the pain. If I support it from below with my hand, the pain disappears entirely. If I attempt to push the testicle down into where its "normal" position should be, the pain is worse and the testicle will not stay in the lower position.

I've basically been putting up with this for my whole life, I've tried to get help a few times but never got anywhere. Several years ago I visited my doctor who just said it was normal for one to be higher than the other and wouldn't accept there was anything wrong. He had no answer for the pain and discomfort, or the extremely high position relative to the other one. About a year later I saw another doctor who referred me for an ultrasound, which as I expected found nothing. On my third attempt to get something done I asked for a referral to a urologist, who again said there was nothing wrong. His attitude was basically, if your symptoms don't match any of the conditions listed in the books (torsion, variocele etc.) then there's nothing wrong with you.

So if there's nothing wrong then why am I in pain? What do I have to do to get a doctor to acknowledge that there is a problem? It feels to me like a simple surgical procedure would be able to "unhook" the testicle from its abnormal position and allow me to get on with my life, but I don't know what to do to get there.

Sorry for the long post. I'd really appreciate any advice, I don't know where else to turn for help.

 
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: Right testicle too high and causing constant discomfort

I have this exact problem myself. Reading this was the weirdest thing because everything you discribed I have!! Anyone out there know anything about this?? Is it that normal for someone's penis to aim to the left?(Or the right i guess)? THanks!

 
Old 04-09-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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Re: Right testicle too high and causing constant discomfort

the penis aiming to the left or right is normal BUT the pain you both seem to have is not normal! Look for a specialest, the internet is the easiest place... as you say there should be a simple procedure to get rid of the pain!
Dont give up, keep looking and seeing doctors, one of them should help you!
no one should go thru life with constent pain/disconfort!
keil

 
Old 04-10-2006, 10:01 AM   #4
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Re: Right testicle too high and causing constant discomfort

vedder99, thanks for your reply, I can't believe I'm not alone! How old are you and what country are you in? Have you tried to get help?

And keil, thanks for your words of encouragement. You're right, I shouldn't have to go through life like this!

Anyone know any specialists in the UK who might be able to help (or at least listen to me)?

Thanks again

 
Old 04-12-2006, 03:13 PM   #5
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Re: Right testicle too high and causing constant discomfort

Hey BB30, I'm 25 and I live in the U.S. and I haven't been able to find help and have just dealt with it for a long time. I wonder what is going on with us? I've always told people that I swear my right testicle is tied in a knot and so when I read this, everything you said.. EVERYTHIng was exact... so strange. Let me know if you ever find any help.

 
Old 04-13-2006, 05:44 AM   #6
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Re: Right testicle too high and causing constant discomfort

The best thing is call or stop by the local hospital and ask for the senior urolagest or the dept head or the chief of ER. There sounds like sonething is not "right" explain the problem and your pain and be up front about payments and insurance or lack or insurance. Don't take the answer "go to the free clinic"!!! If you live in or near to New York, try to go to NYU Medical Center or Columbia.
Upstate NY the Albany Medical Center is very good!
Good luck to you both, keep us updated
Keil

 
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