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what is this feeling in my left testicle?
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what is this feeling in my left testicle?

After I had unprotected sex with her, we ended up only sleeping for 2 hours since it was so late, so we woke up and went on our daily tasks. I felt very guilty for sleeping with someone who i didnt really know. So as the days passed my left testicle was feeling sort of funny, not really painful, no itching or burning, also my mind was clouded due to the lack of sleep, i felt very tired, so it feels like the feeling you get when you have blue balls.. it doesnt feel good, it feels like i pulled something in my left nut, now today it is starting to feel a bit more like pain, very mild slight pain, almost so mild that I wouldnt call it pain but its enough to make me not want to sleep because I dont want to think about it. my left thigh is feeling sore from this stress and sometimes i move my left thigh around and i gently hear a crack which makes me feel a bit better as if I pulled something, but im fearing I might have caught something.. I do not have any itching or burning when urinating nor do I have any yellow drip coming out of the tip of my penis, when i urinate it feels fine, but just my left testicle feels like it has ghosts in it or something. its sort of a dull irritation feeling in my left testicle that comes and goes. when i stand up and walk around, im fine, but when im sitting, lying in bed is when i feel the dull irritation in my left nut. I still have 4 days until i find out my test results.. but in the meantime, what should I do to help myself, I am never going to have unprotected sex ever again in my life, this is driving me insane just waiting to find out why i feel this weirdness in my left nut. Please help. Thank you.
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I don't know if you meant to post this on the Expert Forum or not but there it is.  I feel as though I have entered into the middle of an exchange.  I'll do my best tot address what is going on.

You had unprotected sex with a new partner.  Since then you have had a difficult to describe discomfort in your left testicle.  You apparently have been tested for STDs and are waiting for results (feel free to correct any o f this that is incorrect).  

Here are my thoughts.  What you describe really does not sound like a typical STD and I suspect that your tests will be negative.  I hope that in addition to tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia, you were also tested for the presence of white blood cells in your urine.  There is an outside chance that you will find that you have chlamydia or non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) from these tests and if so, you will be treated, I am sure.  As for what might be going on if the tests are negative there are two main possibilities - one is that a person can have testicular discomfort with a kidney stone.  This discomfort tends to be present irregularly rather than continuously.  Alternatively there may be a component of anxiety (+/or guilt) in play here.  Silly as it sounds, we commonly see testicular discomfort as a manifestation of these problems.

Hope these comments help.  The test results you are soon to receive will help to sort this out.  EWH
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Thank you for responding so quickly doctor, it is a relief to see you writing to me. I meant to post this to an expert doctor who could answer my questions. Ive been research online and i found out about epidytimitis which seems to be what i think i might have.. since after having  sex with a new partner, or i think i might have inguinal hernia.. i feel like 60% is bacteria infection some std and 40% could be inguinal hernia because during sex I did lift her up while during intercourse so i may have hurt myself and didnt know it, but im quite physically fit since I lift weights and work out a lot and she was not very heavy which is why i feel it is 60% std infection.. When im walking or running i dont feel the pain, but when i lie down in bed to sleep at night it feels discomfort with a dull achy to almost painful feeling, as soon as i tolerate the pain lying down.. i suddenly feel the need to use the restroom to take a dump as if the discomfort is related to my intestines and makes me want to poop. All this discomfort is only in my left testicle sort of in the back i  guess where the nerves and glands are.. is it possible i got it kinked and twisted the piping connecting to my testicle? I have this feeling that I may get the test results back negative, but still have these feelings of discomfort in my left testicle. is there some medicine i should take to cure me of this bacteria infection if i do have epidytimitis?
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I suppose a muscle strain could be part of the problem as well.  hernia's usually don't hurt.  As i said above, epididymitis is rather unlikely and I would wait until you have test results to seek treatment.  if there was an obvious infection, your doctor would have noted it and started treatment at the time you were tested.  

What you describe really sounds more muscular than STD-related.  If it were an STD your would likely be aware of it more of the time EWH
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Dear Doctor, I hope that is the case.. but i forgot to mention, after last night when i felt the discomfort while lying down trying to sleep which made me get up and go poop, i went back to sleep, it was uncomfortable sleeping but i finally feel asleep while tolerating it, i woke up and i feel just a little better because i got rest, but my left testicle seems to have gotten a little biggeer from the irritation whcih seems to be coming from  the spermatic plexus- epididymis area. can you explain why my left testicle seems to have swollen up, its very small increase in size almost hard to see with the naked i but i can feel it and see the difference? also.. would i only make it worse by exercising such as running/ lifting weights? Im sort of afraid to move to much after last nights suffering. i still feel my left nut slightly throbbing. thank you
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Really no change in my opinion.  I think you may be focusing on this more than is helpful.  I would wait for test results.  Please let un know what they show.  In the interim, little more to say.  EWH
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ok doctor i will let you know once i receive the test results this tuesday, thank you.
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Dear Doctor,  I got my std test results back and I am negative on everything, the doctor i went to see says i may have an infection so he prescribed me cipro. So what do I do now? just hope the antibiotics he prescribes me cure the problem? It seems to be working.. i do feel better than before, BUT I still feel the discomfort throbbing in  the left testical as it come and goes. its been day 3 that i have been on the antibiotics. So i guess im in between being healthy clean to infected with a std. Is there such thing? Im clean, i dont have any STD's, but I do have an infection that i caught from having unprotected intercourse which is hurting my left testicle. Is this common? and how do people cure this? Is this easily cured? I want to be able to masturbate every day like i used to without having pain, i havnet masturbated for a whole week since the doctor says i need to rest. so i am. But i cant stand any of this much longer.
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You don't have an STD.  As for your infection, prostatitis is not usually  an STD and thus your assumption that your problems are due to sex are probably incorrect.  It is a coincidence.  I would work on this issue, including the issue of pain during masturbation with your doctor.  EWH
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Well i can agree with you doctor that i do not have an std, but im 25yrs old, after having unprotected sex for the first time ever with a girl i just met, and suddenly days after my left testicle has slight pain and discomfort.. makes me believe she gave me some infection whether or not it was an std. I do not have pain during masturbation, it afterwards once my sperm has left my testicles is when i feel the aching. so i stopped masturbating since the doctor told me i need to rest. when i was having sex with her it was already 4am in the morning so maybe i was super tired and forced my self to have an erection which then strained my testicles after climax?
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Sorry,  Your hypothesis has no basis in fact. You asked my opinion, I gave it.  You think you got this from sex and it is an infection.  I don't.  I really have little more to offer.  Time for this thread to end.  Take care.  EWH
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