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Is This It?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 16, 2006
  • 10:00 PM

Hi. I'm 24 years old, from the Philippines. I've been lifting wieghts quite regularly (almost everyday) for some time now. But just 5 days ago, I've been feeling pain in my left testicle. At first it was like I've been hit in the balls. The discomfort lasted the whole day, and it persisted for the whole week, but the pain isn't as bad.

I read in your Testicular Torsion article that strenuous exercise can cause TT, but it only occurs to adolescents. I"m planning to see a doctor on this, but I thought I might have a self-diagnosis first before I do see the doctor because doctors here are quite prone to misdiagnosis and we don't have strict malpractice laws here.

** Is my condition Testicular Torsion?
** What kind of doctor do I need to see? Urologist?

Any help on this would surely be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Juan, go see the doctor. The first thing out of you mouth is that you want to see a urologist to be checked for a testicular tortion. Once that is ruled out, then move on from there. Testicular torsion has a variety of symptoms. In some guys, their balls feel like they are about to explode. In others, such as myself, they endure tremendous abdominal pain, fever and vomitting. I went to the ER on Dec 24, 2004 and was sent home diagnosed as having just a bad belly ache. On Dec 25, I returned to the ER with tremendous pain in my left testical (an 11 on the scale of 1-10). My balls were swollen and purple. The ER doctor immediately said I had epeditimitis and prescribed a pain killer and antibiotics. He told me to rest for three days and wait for the prescriptions to work and follow up with my regular doctor before going back to work. By the 29th, my balls were the size of house. I went to my regular doctor expecting to up the antibiotic. What I got was totally different. The man freaked out and I was sent back to the ER rather abuptly and he called the ER and told them what was going on. I was checked out by ultra sound and a urologist was called in. I was rushed into emergency surgery, but it was too late. My ball was dead and it had to be removed. Man, I can't tell you what this has done to me emotionally. I have a very strenuous job and a year and a half later I still deal with physical pain. You don't want any part of this. Get to the doctor urgently and make sure he gets the diagnosis backed up with specialists. I hope my story gives you a little sense of urgentcy and gets to the doc. Go now!
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  • When my son was 10 he complained of his testicle hurting very bad. When I examined him, I found them red and swollen and the inside of his leg was red and hard around the groin and upper thigh. I took him to the doctor immediately and they sent him right to the hospital for surgery for testicular torsion. It is very serious and requires immediate attention. The Doctor said had we waited the testicle could have died from lack of blood supply. They fixed the problem and he is now 29 with 4 children and never had another problem. Hope that helps from a Mom that's been there.
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  • Hello mysilvertruckI am very worried for my brother who has recently been diagnosed as having testicular torsion. He is just 17 and fell down while playing football at his college. To cut a very long story short, by the time the possibility of a diagnosis for torsion arose, it was too late... more than 24 hours had passed since the episode, and you know that is 18 hours too late!! Since you went through the agony of such a devastating diagnosis yourself, you must have ample knowledge of this particular condition. Can you just let me know the future consequences of a unilateral orchiectomy? On his fertility? His future sexual life? The possible effects on him emotionally... will he need early psycholocigal therapy?I shall be very grateful for a quick response.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 11, 2006
    • 03:49 AM
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  • Zmal, I am very sorry to take so long to get back to you. And I am sorry about your brother. Your brother may go through a wave of emotions for a while. It has been a year and a half since my episode and I am still battling the demons. It really helps to talk about it. Tell him don't be ashamed. It's not the end of the world, but I personally get extremely angry at the two ER doctors that sent me home saying nothing was wrong. After the surgery he will have to deal with the pain of the actual cutting of the scrotum. He may experience "phantom" pain in the area where his testicle was. I still experience pain in the epeditimi when ever I do something physical for a long period of time. I used to go hiking, but I quit that because it is very unconfortable to carry something and walk long distances. I am a UPS driver and my job has totally sucked do to this. Keep ibuprophen handy and wear a jock strap when doing something physical. He needs to do all he can to protect the other one. I am 36 and have two children. Both prior to the surgery. I have not been tested to see if I am able to produce. I suggest your brother get tested just so he will know and maybe it won't be as devastating. I do know of two other guys that have had the episode and they do produce kids. If your brother seems withdrawn because of this, he probably needs to go see someone. It is emotionally painful to lose a testicle. I hate it. I have not seen a shrink, but there have been times I felt like I needed to. Talk with him about what happend if he will let you. Like I said, it is very comforting to let it out. It alldepends on how he is able to handle tough situations. The guys at work tease me about on a daily basis, I just have to let it go. Your brother will get through this physically. Just watch how he does mentally. For months, I stood in front of the mirror looking at my deformed sack hanging there. It is tough on the mind to see that. Again, talk about it. Beleive it or not, I have learned to laugh with the guys about it. Every once in a while, I get down when I think about it. He will need your support. Please feel free to ask anymore questions about any part of this subject. Carlos
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2006
    • 11:33 AM
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  • Hi guys, I am 18 and about 3months ago i started having mild pains in my testicle. I went to about 4 doctors and they FED me with antibiotics telling me it was epididimytis. Now after 4 months i am scheduled to surgery in 2 days. I am afraid that i might have lost it already. Is it too late? i never had a MASSIVE pain or any changing colour on my testes. Just a little swollen sometimes and pain comes and goes. Like not much pain, more like a discomfort.I am 100% sexually active but i want to know if there is any hope of not loosing the testes??I am going to sue the first urologist i went to, for telling me that I have nothing and i should just take a panadol. I am 18 and my whole life is infront of me.I have 2 days until the surgery.....can somebody PLEASE tell me if its too late or not? im dying from anxiety!!!
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    • November 11, 2006
    • 01:06 PM
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