1 year ago, my right testicle experienced a torsion and was removed. Almost immediately after i started having a dull throbbing in my left testicle that would come and go. After several weeks, i went back to my urologist. Now 1 year later i've done the standard 3 urologists, 5 courses of antibiotics for epididimytis, and no answers. Of late, the pain has gotten considerably worse and seems to be dull aches in the bottom of the testitcle, and sharp accute pain near the top of the rear of the testicle. Last week i switched doctors again, and this time i was diagnosed with three conditions: hydrocele (no pain contribution), varicocele, and chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. I've changed my lifestyle and diet considerably to help with the prostatitis. The acute pain is exactly where he indicated the varicocele is (what i thought the epipdidimytis was). The problem is everything i've read about varicocele says it's painful when you stand or sit and goes away when you lie down. For me its most comfortable when i stand, starts hurting bad when i sit (i sit a lot at work and in the car and am constantly shifting), and often wakes me up at night. I'm not convinced the varicocele is the issue, but it is pretty sore. I don't want to risk a surgery to correct the varicocele if it's not contributing to the pain. The last thing i am putting together is my lower back pain. I've had slight discomfort the past year in my lower lumbar, once in a while shooting barely noticeable pain down my leg. It gets worse when i'm sitting for long periods. Last month, i had a full on back spasm / pinched nerve that took me out of work. I couldn't sit for two days. It finally worked itself out and went away. I've been pain free for two weeks in the back. Today it started coming back again. I'm wondering if the testicular pain is partially or completely contributed by a referred pain in the back? I'm 27, have always been active until recently, and otherwise in good health. Oh, and work is pretty stressful. Strangely enough, all pains went away for two weeks when i went on vacation and started throbbing literally on the plane home. Coincidental? Unfortunately probably yes.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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