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This is strange... Well, at least I think it is.

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Hmmmmm
  • June 11, 2009
  • 05:15 PM

Hmmmm.... where to begin? Well, about two-three months ago (It could have been more, could have been less, I have a terrible memory) I woke up in the middle of the night feeling pain/pressure in my lower abdomen. The best way I can describe it is if you were to drink a liter of water right before you went to bed, then woke up in the middle of the night having to go to the bathroom. That's what I felt, except I didn't have to go to the bathroom. I ended up laying in bed for about a half hour waiting for the pressure to subside. Finally, it did and I fell back asleep.

More recently, last night as a matter of fact, I was sitting on the couch watching Scrubs when I got up to get a drink... I felt like I had to go to the bathroom while I was getting some water, not badly but I figured I was up, so I might as well. I tried to go pee, but couldn't. At that point, I realized what was happening. As I went back to the couch, I felt the pain/pressure again, except this time it was much worse... like nothing I've ever felt in my life to be honest. After an hour and a half, it finally went away. I stood up and went to itch my leg, when I felt something... Much to my suprise, my left testicle bigger than usual (at least, I think it was... I've never really paid that much attention to the size of my testicles... I suppose I should though). Not only was it bigger, but it was (and I'm not kidding) perpendicular to my right testicle. After... in lack of a better term... adjusting my self, the swelling went down after about an hour to what I assume is it's normal size.

I'm stumped. I've had a run of bad luck in the medical department my whole life. A few things you should know: I assume you know I'm a male, I'm only 16 years old, and I don't exercise much... don't get me wrong, I'm not overweight. I eat healthy (mostly fruits and vegetables), I just don't get out much. I have a few guesses as to what it might be, but being that I'm not a doctor, my guesses don't mean much. So until I can get in to see my doctor, I'm curious as to what you guys think. My only worry is that in another 2 or 3 months, this'll happen again...

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  • Sounds like it could be either a UTI (urinary tract infection) or possibly even a kidney stone. You should get to a doctor for a urine test as soon as possible!!Best of luck!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • sounds to me like it could be a UTI urinary tract infection, or possible even kidney stones.. you should go and have a simple urine test to find out.
    MK1987 35 Replies Flag this Response
  • I don't have a cell phone =/ and I think if it was a UTI or a kidney stone, it would have acted up again within those three months, I appreciate the quick replies though :D
    Hmmmmm 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Okay, well heres one maybe someone can help me out with!! Okay, so here I am once again surfing the web to try to find out what is wrong with me! It has been 8 months, and almost one dozen doctors, and still no answers.. I have extreme severe lower right back pain.. It is at about the L1-L2 level about 2.5 inches out to the right of my spine.. The pain is constant and rates on the pain scale at around an 8 at any given time.. any movement at all of that muscle in the area causes blinding pain! I have been seen by 2 neurosurgeons, 2 ortho's, a nephrologist, internal medicine doc, physiologist, and been through weeks of physical therapy. All to NO avail.. nothing has changed and I am still in very much pain.This all started one day last October at around 3 in the morning, I woke up lying on my stomach and paniced as I could not feel anything below my waiste! Both legs were numb as though they were "asleep" I managed to roll myself over, woke my husband, and freaked out for almost 10 minutes untill the pins and needles started and the feeling came back. I went back to sleep and when I awoke several hours later, I went to get out of bed and was stuck by what felt like a bolt of lightning.. the pain was intense and overwhelming, and has not eased up even the slightest since that morning. At first I thought I must have pulled something or moved wrong, slept wrong or something, so I tried to ignore it figuring it would go away in a day or two, After 3 weeks nothing had changed, so I ended up in the emergency room. There, I was given instructions on how to manage a pulled muscle, given flexerol and percocet and sent home.Four days passed with no relief, so I went to my priomary care doctor, she ordered x-rays and a battery of blood work.. all came back normal..Next I was sent for an MRI of my lower back, which showed mild disc degeneration and bulging at the L4 L5 level with nerve migration. and an incidental cyst on my right kidney.The L4 L5 level is not where I am feeling the pain, and when someone presses that area it is not painful.I also had an EMG (barbaric midevil test that one is) which showed some mild nerve damage, and a few nerves that have branched off into little dead ends into the muscle on the right side of my back.. but not anything to explain the pain that I am having. I have been put on so many meds.. including a med for relieving nerve pain which caused me to lose vision within 5 days so I was taken off of it. I still awake nightly with the numbness, I have developed high blood pressure averaging around 144 over 100.. my doctor tells me it is due to my pain levels, and the stress of it all.I have been taking dilauded for pain for 4 months now.. which I am scared of becoming addicted to so I limit myself on when and how much I take, and I take days off from taking it by remaining in bed for the majority of the day so that I dont move around and aggrevate the pain.I had an MRI of my brain last week, no results yet.. I guess to rule out MS or a tumor. If ANYONE has ANY suggestions or clues for me PLEASE!!! feel free to write!! I am so desperate for an answer!! I am a 38 year old mother of 3 who cant even walk my son to the bus in the morning without crying all the way back half blacking out from the pain! I WANT my LIFE back!!! Someone Please HELP!!It was suggested to me that I may possibly also have a virus in the muscle -- I dont even know how to begin to find out more about that, I am going to mention it to my doctor at my next appointment.
    MK1987 35 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you considered testicular torsion? "Testicular torsion is the twisting of the spermatic cord, which cuts off the blood supply to the testicle and surrounding structures within the scrotum." Definition from: http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/testicular-torsion/overview.html http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-torsion/DS01039/DSECTION=symptoms http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/t/testicular_torsion/symptoms.htm Let me know what happens, OK?
    pbgLompoc 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • This is for MK1987 Please consider a chiropracter. Pain is so demoralizing, debilitating, it's worth a try. Some people do better with chiropracters than with Physical Therapy. And vice-versa. Dilaudid is very very addicting, but not if it really fixes the pain. Also consider a chronic pain clinic of some sort. Ideally you want this fixed, second choice would be to learn to live with it.
    pbgLompoc 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have seen a chiropractor, and after several visits and adjustments I am no better.. as a matter of fact I was in more pain for several hours after the visits than I was before them! I do know that sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.. But, in my case I am not sure if that is ringing true or just torturing myself!I do appreciate the suggestion though!! Keep 'em coming!!There is a post on here titled excruciating lower right back pain.. that woman is the same age as me and has the same symptoms! and has been in a round about way through all of the "hoops" I have lept through! So in an odd way it gives me hope.. If someone else has it.. I am not alone, and more importantly.. it IS a something and hopefully can be fixed!! Michelle
    MK1987 35 Replies Flag this Response
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