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kents1979 posted:
A couple weeks ago i started noticing a pinching feeling coming from my left testical, after inspection i found that the left seems to be harder than the right one and also has 1 or 2 very small bumps, way smaller than a pea and they don stick out very far either making it really hard to find when looking, my testical sack has to be "loose" to make it possible to find the spot. the pain isent super bad but i can feel it. i went to the doctor yesterday and he said give it a month, he said he couldent feel anything when he was looking, "i knew that was going to happen", also, it mite be nerves but my armpits feel a little stingy and the back of my left knee also feels strange and sometimes the top of my legs "inner thigh" also feel strange, could this mean i have a infection? the doctor kept slightly pinching areas of my testicals and asked me if it hurt but it dident hurt any more than normal, it was just uncomftable. im pretty sure the slite pain i feel is coming from the hard spot with the tiny bump. no blood in pee or seman, doesent hurt to pee or ejaculate.
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counterso responded:
There are a number of things that can lead to this type of symptom, but if the doctor you saw was not a urologist, you're not going to find out more about the situation than you have to date. Most general practitioners know about as much about your genitals as you know about crochet.

There is no such thing as pain that's "okay" in your testicles. Waiting for a month is silly, whereas seeing a specialist is not. If they didn't even do an ultrasound to look for something they might not be able to feel, then they were incomplete.

That said, the pain may not be originating in your testes. It may be from another area, as internal pain often sends false location signals due to its extreme nature. There could be prostate stones, an infection, or even a parasite (especially since you mention the tingling in your crannies). Don't leave your regular doctor out of the picture, but do find out the cause sooner rather than later. And with the tingling sensation you report in those areas, do check for parasites.
 
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kents1979 replied to counterso's response:
I went to the uroligist thursday and he felt around alot, listened to my story and said he couldent find anything that seemed bad, he said if he had a dollar for everyone who came in with testicle pain and it turned out to be nothing or he couldent figure out what it was he would be 3x as rich, lol. he also said that the armpit, leg , sensation i have is probably going to be anxiety, he said no need for ultra sound. when i was like 10 i fell on a rock and got a hydroseal and the uroligist said what i feel is scar tissue from that.
 
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counterso replied to kents1979's response:
It's not "nothing." What he means is that it's nothing dangerous or sinister. Scar tissue formation can be painful. Was your hydrocele surgically treated when you were young?
 
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kents1979 replied to counterso's response:
I called the uroligist office again this morn. i told them i want a ultra sound, i know there is something going on in my testicle, i can feel a few small hrad bumps,they dont stick out far but they are there, some round and some rectangular. at the very bottom it feels like a little fluid filled sack, also on the lower front, the majority of the testicle is hard, i can feel a vein or tube on the rear side thats feels like a strand of pasta. the sides of my neck in the lymfnode area feel weird, kind of soar,i can even feel what i think is a swollen node on the right side of my neck and various other places on my body. i had no surgical treatment on the hydrocele, all the things i can feel in my left testy i cannot feel in the right. i really just want this over with.
 
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counterso replied to kents1979's response:
That sounds like a good plan. Could be a reappearance of a hydrocele, as well as possibly a varicocele. When they become painful like this, the best option is usually a minor surgery. Select a urologist who does microsurgery if you do have a varicocele that needs correction.
 
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kents1979 replied to counterso's response:
well i went and had a ultrasound done yesterday, the tech. that gave me the ultrasound said that he thinks that what i can feel with my hands is natural anatomy, and today the uroligist called and said everthing came out normal, its hard for me to believe that all that strange stuff going on in my left testy is normal, i guess i just have to live with the fact that my testy has slight pain and other sensations omitting from it and feels strange to feel around, also the sides of my neck and collar bone area still have what i believe to be lymfnode issues sometimes a little painfull sometimes itchy feeling.my armpits dont seem to sting and itch as much tho, but for some reason the skin on my upper back just below my neck and across my shoulderblades has been soar also, my wife said at on point it lokked like a few splotchy red patches. can quiting smoking cold turkey irratate lymfodes? im 18 days qiut now.
 
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counterso replied to kents1979's response:
Lymph irritation can be an indication of something much more serious. And no, quitting smoking should not be the source of such issues. Lymph irritation and groin area pain, as well as some patchy rashes can be an alert to a parasitic infection, an allergic reaction, or some other inflammatory condition.

I would not drop this, nor would I accept that you have continuing pain with your left testicle. Keep bothering your doctors until they find out what's going on.

What I find odd is that your urologist would not have been the one to manually check the physical anatomy of your scrotum, and that the tech was the one guiding you.
 
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kents1979 replied to counterso's response:
well the urologist checked with his hands/fingers, the tech did the ulta sound, then the next day the urologist called me with the official results. also can anxiety effect the lymphnodes?
 
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counterso replied to kents1979's response:
Anxiety can do all kinds of things, but not directly in this case. Anxiety would contribute to a weakened immune system, and as a result infection could more easily take hold, which in turn would potentially show symptoms in swollen lymph nodes.
 
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kents1979 replied to counterso's response:
well i called my regular doc today and asked if he would prescrib a antibiotic for me but he said i need to come back in for him to do that, i told him i can still feel the abnormalitys in my left testicle and it also is still ommiting weird sensations, ie slight paine ect.., my sides of my neck and collar bones are still bothered and i believe the lymphnodes are the culprit.

another thing i noticed is a really small bump/bubble? at the bottom of my left testy appears and dissapears its small like the point of a bic pen, it sticks out farther than how big around it is, it also is soar, but it comes and goes. its not that hard either, weird huh? and the harder bumps i mentioned seem to be smaller first thing in the morning but the hard spots always seem to be hard
 
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counterso replied to kents1979's response:
Bumps that come and go can be hydroceles that fill with fluid and then drain, not usually so small...you could also be feeling varicose veins. All these things your urologist should be diagnosing in your scrotum.

Do not take an antibiotic unless you have been diagnosed with an actual infection. Always determine the source of the problem before throwing treatments at it. Continue to pursue with a visit to your internist (general doctor).
 
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kents1979 replied to counterso's response:
thanks for all the advice, its nice to have someone to give me a little guidence, are you a doc or just know alot about this subject?
 
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stormchaser40 replied to kents1979's response:
just had my annual physical for my cdl drivers license and while the doctor was doing the physical he had me laying on my back wearing just my underwear as usual he reached in my underwear to check my testicles, he felt my left testicle then the right then back to the left felt around for quite a while said this is not good take off your underwear i am having problems finding your left testicle spent a really long time feeling around for it had me bend my left leg while laying down finally found it felt and probed it for a long time then sad your left testicle is much smaller and very soft compared to your right one you need to be checked by urologist said that it is quite abnormal to have a testicle small like a pea and soft
 
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counterso responded:
This is a potentially dangerous sign. Your doctor clearly was not a urologist, which is who you need to see. Waiting a month is not a useful answer, and probably all he could think of since most GPs know about as much about genitals as they do about turtle racing.

If the doctor cannot find the things you feel, then they can do an ultrasound.

Your other symptoms may or may not be related.


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