sore left testicle

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    Aug 25, 2009 5:40 PM GMT
    About a month and half ago I started noticing that my my left testicle was sore. No sharp pain but just a steady dull pain. Everything functions fine. I went to the dr. and he gave me cipro for a few weeks. They tested for STD's and found nothing. When on the cipro the pain went away but returned shortly before I finised the meds. During times I noticed the pain increase I was under extreme amounts of stress with work and other life related issues. I went back to the Dr. and they did a ultrasound on my testicles and found nothing. The pain now comes and goes. It seems to worsen after I ejaculate either from masterbation or sex. There is no pain during sex or masterbation just a few hours and continuing for a few days after ejaculation. I also feel like the area between my anus and scrotum is swollen a little on the left side during the days im in pain.

    Any advice would be great
  • Timbales

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    Aug 25, 2009 5:58 PM GMT
    What kinds of physical activities do you perform?
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    Aug 25, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    Im pretty active. I work maintenance so I am always lifting things. Up and down ladders ect...I do barball curls everynow and then...nothing major. I ride pwc's on the lake alot too. On my feet 95% of the day.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 25, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    I had a similar problem and it ended being inflammation of the lining of my testicle. My doctor said it was because I wasn't wearing a jock when playing volleyball.
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    Aug 25, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    This may sound odd, but do you drink a heavy amount of soda/caffeine? I notice that if I drink too much, I'll get sharp pains, like an odd sore finger, or sore toe, out of nowhere. When I cut back, it goes away. Someone told me that soda depletes calcium in your body, or adds to it, or something.

    Anyways, just a thought.
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    Aug 25, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    Do you masturbate or have sex regularly? I once went about a week without relieving myself, and mine got kinda tender and sore. Just a thought.
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    Aug 25, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    Go see a urologist.
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    Aug 25, 2009 8:05 PM GMT
    My bicycle seat gave me the kind of pain you were describing... you a regular bike rider?
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    Aug 25, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    no bike riding....even went on a water only drink diet for 3 weeks and still no change. I also noticed a constipation feeling at the same time.

    This is driving me crazy!
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    Aug 25, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    Maybe you just masturbating too much.....hehe....icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 25, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    well I did think about that.

    Oh and I just remembered this. It all started after a j/o session. I was completely stressed though and I was trying to calm down by rubing one out. Well when I got off I wasnt fully erect and I didnt cum as much as I normaly do. It felt like some was still stuck in the pipes if you know what I mean. I donno if that has anything to do with it or not?
  • handsoffire

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    Aug 25, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    have sexual contact with any military? Some of the guys are bringing back bacteria from the desert that likes to hang out down there, tho it seems more interested in the prostate.

    Small tear of the lining also possible.

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    Aug 25, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    If you are getting the pain on and off and more so when lifting, perhaps you may have the start of an inguinal hernia. Have your doctor check you for that.
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    Aug 26, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    Innervation of testis and epididimus is pretty complex; branches from intermesenteric nerves and hypogastric nerves may give sensation also to pelvic floor. Sometimes exercises like jumping in excess, or compression of those branches when bicycling, may result in inflammation of some of these roots causing referred pain to the testis. You had a good basic work up for testicular pain. My advice is to check up possible causes like I mentioned and if that does not help an Urologist should go further.
    Good luck.
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    Aug 26, 2009 10:33 AM GMT
    Testicular soreness is quite common after ejaculation or too much masturbation. Caused by soreness of the muscle that is responsible for the contractions (it is, after all, still a muscle). But it disappears after a few hours to a few days.

    Get a second opinion. Something that lasts as long as that could be something serious. Possibilities range from simple soreness from too much ejaculation to serious stuff like Epididymitis to Testicular Torsion.

    Get a second opinion. icon_confused.gif

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    Aug 26, 2009 11:30 AM GMT
    I had something similar happen about 10 years ago. I got an infection in my left testicle and after out ruling the usual stds and such it was labeled as a probable staff infection and I went on cipro. After shrinking back down from the size of a tennis ball, it then began to atrophy to half it's original size. I also experienced the steady ache following increased physical and sexual activity. One of the doctors I saw told me that the nerves might have been screwed up because of the extreme swelling and that I might experience occasional pain for years to come. It still aches now and then, but it is seems to happen less with every year. I would probably still consult with a urologist if I were you. This is RJ and you shouldn't be taking medical advice from any of us.icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 26, 2009 11:39 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI had something similar happen about 10 years ago. I got an infection in my left testicle and after out ruling the usual stds and such it was labeled as a probable staff infection and I went on cipro. After shrinking back down from the size of a tennis ball, it then began to atrophy to half it's original size. I also experienced the steady ache following increased physical and sexual activity. One of the doctors I saw told me that the nerves might have been screwed up because of the extreme swelling and that I might experience occasional pain for years to come. It still aches now and then, but it is seems to happen less with every year. I would probably still consult with a urologist if I were you. This is RJ and you shouldn't be taking medical advice from any of us.icon_lol.gif


    Don't take cipro if you can avoid it. I just learned that a prolonged cycle of the drug is what almost certainly caused the patellar tendons in both my legs to rupture, leaving me with chronic pain. Yes, I am joining a class-action suit.
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    Aug 26, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
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    GuerrillaSodomite saidI had something similar happen about 10 years ago. I got an infection in my left testicle and after out ruling the usual stds and such it was labeled as a probable staff infection and I went on cipro. After shrinking back down from the size of a tennis ball, it then began to atrophy to half it's original size. I also experienced the steady ache following increased physical and sexual activity. One of the doctors I saw told me that the nerves might have been screwed up because of the extreme swelling and that I might experience occasional pain for years to come. It still aches now and then, but it is seems to happen less with every year. I would probably still consult with a urologist if I were you. This is RJ and you shouldn't be taking medical advice from any of us.icon_lol.gif


    Don't take cipro if you can avoid it. I just learned that a prolonged cycle of the drug is what almost certainly caused the patellar tendons in both my legs to rupture, leaving me with chronic pain. Yes, I am joining a class-action suit.


    Oooooh! I gots all kinds of nasty joint and tendon problems. *shakes fist angrily* Curse you big Pharma! Curse you I say!
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    Aug 26, 2009 12:05 PM GMT
    What sort of doctor did you see? If you haven't done so, go and see a urologist.
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    Aug 26, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
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    GuerrillaSodomite saidI had something similar happen about 10 years ago. I got an infection in my left testicle and after out ruling the usual stds and such it was labeled as a probable staff infection and I went on cipro. After shrinking back down from the size of a tennis ball, it then began to atrophy to half it's original size. I also experienced the steady ache following increased physical and sexual activity. One of the doctors I saw told me that the nerves might have been screwed up because of the extreme swelling and that I might experience occasional pain for years to come. It still aches now and then, but it is seems to happen less with every year. I would probably still consult with a urologist if I were you. This is RJ and you shouldn't be taking medical advice from any of us.icon_lol.gif


    Don't take cipro if you can avoid it. I just learned that a prolonged cycle of the drug is what almost certainly caused the patellar tendons in both my legs to rupture, leaving me with chronic pain. Yes, I am joining a class-action suit.


    Oooooh! I gots all kinds of nasty joint and tendon problems. *shakes fist angrily* Curse you big Pharma! Curse you I say!


    If you're serious, you should definitely investigate. Tendonitis is the most common result.
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    Aug 26, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    Have you experienced any back pain?

    I felt some inexplicable soreness in my right testicle last year. One day the pain was stronger than before. Then my back hurt, and the pain of both became unbearable. I went to the emergency room. They asked me if I had ever passed a kidney stone.

    The doctors did an MRI on my abdomen, and sure enough I had a kidney stone stuck at the bottom of my kidney and the top of my ureter. They called it the male form of child birth. Woo HOO!

    That mysterious ache in your testicle reminded me of my ordeal. Maybe you should call a urologist. Try drinking more water too, and see if that helps.
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    Aug 26, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    Prostatitis can cause testicular pain, painful ejaculations and pressure in the perineum (area between penis and anus)

    The diagnosis of prostatitis can be difficult to make and may require a urologist's expertise. I believe the urinalysis can be normal in some cases of prostatitis. Urologists make the diagnosis by massaging the prostate and sending the secretions for analysis.
    Prostatits is not always caused by a bacteria, so an antibiotic like Cipro will not always be effective. You should be evaluated by a urologist.


    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostatitis/DS00341


    Cipro and similar antibiotics ( the fluoroquinolone family) can cause tendon rupture. The achilles tendon is most frequently involved. The problem occurs more often over the age of 60 or if you are on corticosteroids.
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    Aug 27, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    I say get thy self to a doctor.
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    Sep 02, 2009 10:15 AM GMT
    COLORED TEXT GOES HERERESIZED TEXT GOES HEREWearing a cock ring for too long could cause such pain, but don't let this go, man. I started feeling a pain in the same area and it eventually moved over to my hip and ended up being a nasty infection that is causing me to have surgery. See if your doc can do and MRI or other study of the area, if the pain is constant - make sure you get all the studies you can.
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    Sep 02, 2009 10:34 AM GMT
    chillz4thrillz saidAbout a month and half ago I started noticing that my my left testicle was sore. No sharp pain but just a steady dull pain. Everything functions fine. I went to the dr. and he gave me cipro for a few weeks. They tested for STD's and found nothing. When on the cipro the pain went away but returned shortly before I finised the meds. During times I noticed the pain increase I was under extreme amounts of stress with work and other life related issues. I went back to the Dr. and they did a ultrasound on my testicles and found nothing. The pain now comes and goes. It seems to worsen after I ejaculate either from masterbation or sex. There is no pain during sex or masterbation just a few hours and continuing for a few days after ejaculation. I also feel like the area between my anus and scrotum is swollen a little on the left side during the days im in pain.

    Any advice would be great


    I get the same issue. Only in left testicle. Not the other areas. It only happens to me if I'm having sex for a while and keep holding orgasm off for a long time. For me its a form of blue balls. Or if someone is playing with me too intense. It lasts about a day and is gone.