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.