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Male experiencing back, abdomen and testicular pain- Please help
kedwa27 posted:

Someone I care about has been experiencing quite a bit of pain in the past several months. He has been to the doctors many times and gotten many tests done, but nothing abnormal has been found. This male is 48 years old and very healthy. He exercises regularly and eats well. He does, however, suffer from horrible anxiety. Doctors have come to the conclusion that his pain may just be caused from the stress and anxiety, but I do not agree with that. He described his issue as, "... it hurts on my left lower stomach and then goes over to the right lower stomach and sometimes on both sides. Pain then shoots down to my testicles and sometimes into my side. The pain in my back is in the lower part of my back. You could say it's sharp." He stated to me that the pain is constant, but changes in intensity. He does not have any lumps cysts or anything of the sort. I am hoping someone might know what this could be. I am very concerned about him. Thank you... Kedwa
davedsel responded:

We are a group of lay people who have more experience with back pain than we would have ever wanted. No doctors reply to posts in this community. We can not diagnose or give medical advice.

All that being said, what tests has this person have that led doctors to the conclusion that the pain is being caused by anxiety? Any x-rays, MRI's or CT-scans? What type of doctors has this person been seeing?

Given the information you have shared, my advice would be to see a gastroenterologist, and then perhaps a kidney specialist. If it seems to be spinal, then a spinal orthopedic surgeon or spinal neurosurgeon would be the doctors to see. If these specialists have already been seen, then it is time for opinions from different specialists in the same fields.

I pray this person can find the answers and relief they need son.
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