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Itching skin, pain in genitals, feet, eyes, yet blood test fine

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  • Posted By: badbeat
  • January 5, 2011
  • 09:31 PM

So I am really at the end of my sanity rope in figuring out what in the world is wrong with me. Many months back i started developing pain in my penis, testicles, groin.. I've actually had groin issues for two years and have had multiple ultrasounds and an MRI of that area and nothing has shown up, but the testicle and penis pain has just started maybe 5-6 months ago. Also the area that they call the "taint". I have even felt the pain in my inner thighs and bottoms of my feet. I sometimes even feel like a twitch come from my penis, and this mostly seems to happen when i am laying in a certain position; on my side with knees up (like youre spooning).

I have had no issues urinating. I got a full blood test done 3 months ago when i told the doc I'd like one done for STD's of any kind and it came back negative. I saw a urologist, she put me on a few weeks treatment of 2 different medications. Symptoms still prevail. When she checked out my prostate and pushed on it, I got a real sharp pain in the tip of my penis.

About once a month i wake up at night because my sphincter is in pain. I feel like i have to go to the bathroom, so i go sit on the toilet and push, and whether I really have to go or not, the pushing makes it go away.

Around the time of the blood test I started getting a new symptom; feeling itchy all over my body in any place you can imagine, including genitals. It's an itchy feeling which can also be accompanied by pin *****s. I have never had any rashes or anything pop up, no sores or anything so i can't see this as being herpes. This itch sensation has not gone away, it's there every single day. Some days are worse than others. I even feel it in my eyes; it feels like there is one exact area inside my eye balls that gets the pinprick sensation.

I have to see my urologist tomorrow for a follow up where i expect her to say she has no clue what's wrong. I'm then going to follow up with the family doc. i just got more bloodwork taken 2 days ago. The only thing I've been able to find online that remotely comes close to these issues is shingles. Anyone think this can be a possibility? Anyone have ANY insight?

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  • I think this may be due to extreme dry skin.( you can read into dermatitis and enzema).Dry skin can cause itchingin the winter months. Your eyes and other sensitiveareas also dry out more easily.In the cold months, keep skin moist by drinking plenty of water, limiting to fewer and shorter showers, take vitamins, use soft gentle soap, moisturize immediately after baths, and buy a warm mist humidifier ( cold mist doesn't kill off germs in water). Virgin coconut oil and/or olive oil are both great for face or body. You can go to a supermarket and pick up one used for cooking. Lotions from cosmetic companies cost more and are less effective.--
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2011
    • 10:58 PM
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  • From what I've read, shingles indeed can cause itching / pricking but it would have to be the "Zoster sine herpete" version since you have no rash. Do you think the groin discomfort could be caused by some kind of pinched nerve? If so you might want to consult a (good) neurologist. A neurologist might be able to help you determine the cause of the itching/pricking as well. Does the itching / pricking occur only where your skin contacts your clothes, and if so do you get any relief after washing your clothes in very hot water? I ask because I developed a mysterious pricking sensation a few years ago which I suspect may be dust mites; the hot water clothes wash helps it temporarily.Just some thoughts!
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • January 6, 2011
    • 08:08 PM
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  • From what I've read, shingles indeed can cause itching / pricking but it would have to be the "Zoster sine herpete" version since you have no rash. Do you think the groin discomfort could be caused by some kind of pinched nerve? If so you might want to consult a (good) neurologist. A neurologist might be able to help you determine the cause of the itching/pricking as well. Does the itching / pricking occur only where your skin contacts your clothes, and if so do you get any relief after washing your clothes in very hot water? I ask because I developed a mysterious pricking sensation a few years ago which I suspect may be dust mites; the hot water clothes wash helps it temporarily.Just some thoughts!Well the nerve issue has come up previously during dr visits because I do have herniated lumbar discs and degenerative disease. I've already seen a neurologist, he referred me back to the physiatrist i was seeing for my back years ago, and I've already run my course with him the second time around, haven't seen him in about a year. And the itching; doesnt matter, i could be at the gym wearing shorts and I'll be feeling it on my ankles, scalp, neck, etc. Also just saw the urologist again today and he scoped my bladder (ugh, very not so pleasant experience, thankfully t was probably only under a minute long) and he found nothing at all wrong up there and the urine samples and PSA levels came back fine. I hate this.
    badbeat 1 Replies
    • January 6, 2011
    • 08:43 PM
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