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Chronic groin and epididymis pain

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  • Posted By: feelingpain
  • October 3, 2013
  • 05:47 PM

I have been having pain in my left epididymis for over 4 months now. At first the doctor told me that I had an STD and put me on antibotics. They did not help at all. My STD test turned out to be negative. The pain now radiates from my left epididymis to my left groin, I did notice that my left testicle has started to ride up to my left groin lately during some activities including ******. This has been going on for about a year now but I am not sure if this is related. I also rode a bike for a couple days that had a poorly adjusted seat about 4 months ago during the onset of the pain. I am clueless on the source of the pain and so are my doctors. I have had an ultrasound and have seen a urologist that was no help and did not even look at me. He just gave me ANCID and told me to come back in 3 months. The pain is getting worse. Now the pain is in my perineum and I cant sit at work. I cant sleep from the pain either now. The doctor put me on naproxen. Can anyone help me out with some good advise.

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  • I feel your pain, seriously. I have had chronic epididymis pain for 5 years. It comes on gradually, then peaks, then goes away slowly—however, never enough to disappear. I have been to three doctors; all of them gave me antibiotics, even though there is no infection. For the past year I get a reoccurring attack every month. In its worst moments it’s goes into my pelvis and bladder. So yeah, I get it. Luckily for me the pain is not terrible, just uncomfortable; especially when it is constant for two weeks. It does affect your anxiety and moods; I am attest to that. As for me, I think it is fibromyalgia related: my father has fibromyalgia. I have nerve aches and pain in other places. Chronic epididymis not exactly uncommon; unfortunately, if doctors cannot pinpoint it is an exact problem, they aren’t interested. Here are a few things I’ve learned: Herbal supplements are ****. Don’t get sucked into them. I have tried them—I tried a special formula from Australia—and they don’t work; at least for me. I have tried hot baths and ice, and I find hot baths to be the best. It’s not a game changer, but it will give you some relief. Stay away from coffee and soda. I need to follow my advice more. It makes you urine more which adds pressure to the pelvic area. You don’t need anything else to aggravate it. Constipation is a problem. Also adds to pressure. Do what you can to avoid it. Naproxen or any other pain medication does nothing for me. Sleep with a pillow between your legs. Do try and exercise, but don’t do things that strain the pelvic areas, like leg presses. Walking helps for me and stretching. Try—I know it’s hard—to focus on something else when you ache. I swear the more of you focus on it the worse it becomes. When I have discomfort, I stay focused on the fact that it will go away eventually. Yes, it annoys me and gets me down, but I still have to live my life.
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    • November 21, 2013
    • 09:02 PM
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