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Soreness in testicles followed by lower abdominal and groin area pain.
An_255047 posted:
I'm 28 years old, Unmarried. I'm web developer had not physical activity for 6 past months. Before I was an active person.

I used to masturbate almost daily. Once day I noticed swelling in superficial dorsal vein and mild pain (pressure like) around me testicles and anus. At next day I went to a A-urologist. He said its nothing but a minor superficial thrombophlebitis of the dorsal vein. He didn't perform any color doppler. He suggested me low dose anti-inflammatory (Nimesulide) for 4 days plus a cream to apply on.

But I didn't used that medicine after reading side effects of Nimesulide. Later I went to another B-urologist. He also said (without color doppler) its a minor inflammation. He gave me 75mg aspirin a day and 10mg anti-inflammation (twice a day) for two weeks. But I used them for three weeks.

After using that medicine 2 weeks, while walking I started feeling pain in both sides of lower abdominal. It was a mild pain triggering from lower abdominal area towards testicles and lasted for, like, couple of seconds. And that swollen dorsal was still there with same pressure like pain in grion, testicles and anus area.

I went to B-urologist. He asked me to go for color doppler ultrasound. I waited for a week and then went for color doppler ultrasound. The radiologist took almost 30-45 minutes to test testicles and penis. Plus whenever he use color doppler I felt sharp soreness in my testicles which lasted for whole night later. It sounds like that he was new to this area bcoz I was telling him where to check. Anyway as special comments for varicocele were required from B-urologist, he after 30-45 found it in my testicles, funny thing.

I was believing that I have something else not this varicocele. Because my bladder and my penis was also hurting before after urinating and plus grion area pain. I told everything to B-urologist but he said no its not infection or anything (because my urine report was clear) but just varicocele. What I could do. I had to believe in something. He told me there is no cure except surgery, again there are 50% chances. Thats it.

I went to A-urologist again and told him everything. He believed in my color doppler without seeing report. Later a GP said that report is fishy. Anyway he suggested me another color doppler from a better radiologist.

I went there told everything to that radiologist. He know what and where to check. He checked my blood flow in superficial dorsal vein, groin area, testicles and bladder. They all were normal. He suggested me for haemoglobin test and blood clotting + bleeding time. They were also normal.

I exercised for few days and the pain from groin area 100%, lower abdominal area 100%, anus 100%, testicles 98%. I was happy that exercise worked without any medication.

After 2 weeks I started feeling soreness in my testicles for whole day and a night. I had all that anxiety and panic attacks back. I visited another urologist and told him all the story of past 2 months and reports. He examined me physically and said I have nothing, Its my mind. He didn't responded to me sore testicles symptoms. Instead he refereed me to a psychiatrist.

Now after 3 months. My superficial dorsal vein is still there. Sometimes it becomes bigger without erection and sometimes It looks normal as it was before 3 months. One of urologist said once the size of vein increase it becomes permanent. Two urologist said its good if you have bigger dorsal vein. Its healthy etc for sex.

No pain in groin, anus area, lower abdominal area but a little soreness in testicles is constant. It comes and goes itself. and mostly starts after waking up.

I've visited 3 urologist and 1 GP. Now I've left it at its own. I'm suffering I'm thinking for another urine test. It could be an undetected infection.
counterso responded:
I'm sorry, I don't see any question here. Unfortunately you are not going to get better advice from a layperson's web site. Please continue to pursue with the doctor(s). Your GP should be managing your overall care, but the urologist is the one who knows what's going on with your genitals. The mistake is in letting things go for weeks without follow-up. You need to be communicating regularly with the urologist to let them know what is changing, not working, different, same, more/less painful. An infrequent drop-in isn't going to cut it. Pursue a solution aggressively until you are satisfied with the outcome. This is your responsibility. It is not the doctor's responsibility to follow up with you.
meuser1 replied to counterso's response:
Yes my friend, I followed up properly. The last urologist wrote that I'm all good "no further treatment required from a urologist"

Since a couple of weeks I'm drinking plenty of water. Eating oranges, almost daily. The soreness and pain has gone

But the swollen superficial dorsal veins is still there. Which sometimes becomes normal and sometimes more visible when flaccid.
meuser1 replied to meuser1's response:
Just want to mention my current status with this problem. (Sorry I forgot to update later).

My problem (soreness n pain in testicles and groin area) went away after four months. It ended in episodes with no treatment.

Maybe my post will help somebody

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