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Left Testicle/Lower Abdominal Pain

Hi I am a 23 year old male who's recently developed testicle pain. For the past week or so I have experienced pain in my left testicle after lying down for a long period of time. After standing up and walking around the pain noticebly improves. In the last few days I have noticed the pain starting to radiate to my lower left abdomin. I dont seem to have any lumps on my testicles. Does anyone know what this could be?

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I'm suffering from the same symptoms. Mid 20s, have developed mild pain in testicles, groin and lower left ab over the past week/week and a half. Pain has been persistent and nagging, but manageable (able to walk miles at a time with little pain). No noticeable lumps, either... Any ideas?
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just curious if you've had any luck?

I was put on antibiotics for a week which did nothing so I am going in for an ultrasound on the 8th to get things checked out because I am still in pain.
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i have this same thing going on, but mine isnt like a major pain its just like an annoying pain, but did get kinda bad one or two times. it disappears for a day or two and then comes back, and yeah, its been going on for about 2 or so weeks too. anything found out yet.  the hurting has gotten bad when im lying down too. do yall think it may be a kidney infection or something.
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i'm a male in my early 20's with severe testicular pain on my right side following lower right abdominal pain.  i went to the ER and they found blood in my urine but no sign of kidney stones. There was no hernia either. I am clean of all STD's and was put on anibiotics weeks ago by my doctor to treat epidymitis (totally spelled it wrong) but i still have no idea whats wrong. the pain continues and it seems to be unbarable even after using pain killers like vicadin! Anyone have any ideas?!? i have an appt with a urologist in a week, but it still scares me that there are others out there with the same symptoms and no treatment available!
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For me its like bad gas in my lower abdomen except for my left testicle is hurting too when I urinate. It feels like someone is grabbing it and pulling down hard.
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I've had the same symptons for almost a year, on and off.
Did all the tests possible and saw one of the best urologists in town and still no apparent answers or resons for it!  
No kiddney stones, no std's, no hernias. Just a lower left abdomen disconfort that radiates into my left testicle and leg. Like if someone is squeezing the testicle. The pain also comes and goes, and it get's worst when I'm laying down for a long period of time.
Please anyone let me know if you find what this is!
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Thanks...I'll check it out!

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I'm 27 and I've had the same problem now off and on.  It happens at work, especially if I am sitting for long periods of time.  The pain isn't excrutiating, its just really annoying and it shoots down my left lweg, through my butt...liek most of you guys, and the left side of my testicle is a bit tender.  I don't have any lumps or anything, its just a annoying.  I've been reading a lot of these same comments and it seems like a common problem.

My thing is that I would almost rather deal with the problem than getting hooked on a bunch of medicine.  But it is very annoting, and it only occurs when I'm sitting down.  I'm in good shape, about 6'3" 235 and muscular, but I have tried to avoid any real starining work-outs, because I'm concerned it is a nerve-related problem.
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Ok Im 20 yrs old...and i play hockey...on Friday Dec 14 i took a slap shot to the left testicle...and ya i had a cup but nut still fell out and too the shot...it hurt for 2-3 days...Monday or Tuesday i was pain free for 3 days...then i started to get a uncomfortable pressure like pain in my left nut and at times a sharp shooting pain...today is the 23rd and every time i stand up i need to do it slow and hunched over...walking is not a good idea...sitting hurts...but when i pee its kind or pleasant ...feels like if u don't pee for a long time and all of a sudden go all out...i HATE doctors and refuse 2 go...i don't know what you guys know or have done prior to the pain but im guessing the slap shot is to blame...umm....help?
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Guys I have the same problem I think, I've made an Echo Doppler, and the docs found varicocele... tha's the problem.... and I have pain in my abdominal lower side too... well, I hope it to be helpful, try to do an Echo Doppler.
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Had same thing, dull ache in left testicle, not serious pain but very annoying, especially when sitting. It got very severe one night so I went to the ER and got an ultrasound for testicular torsion but came up clean.  They put me on antibiotics for Epididimitys 2 weeks and I was fine for about 2 weeks after that but now it has come back on more dull.
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I am having occasional left tyestacle and lower left abdomen pain. It is annoying but not too bad yet. 20 years ago I had a double hernia repaired and the pain was similar. Does anyone recall a relation between hernias and these symptoms?
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Hi I'm 17 and for almost a year now I have had a throbbing pain in my left testicle and lower left abdimal pain, it comes and goes but mainly hurts while walking long distances, paraceetimal and ibuprofen does little, it slowly subsides when I sit down and sometimes I'll sit down for 40 mind and it goes away completely I'd it can stay for days, on and off. Makes clubbing and rugby difficult, and I'm fed up with it as it is seriously uncomfortable and embarasing, I'm getting a scan soon after seeing the doctor but he had no idea, I go to the gym am fit and healthy, don't really know wats a hernia is but it could be that but the area of pain is large, help?
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I have the same pain from the left testicle that goes to the lower left abdomem(between leg and belly area), if I press my left lower abdominal area and sims my left testicle disconfort to get better for a while(maybe im pumping blood on it dunno lol), also I have a lump on my left testicle. Did a doopler ultrasound and the doc said to me I had a varicocele, but Im afraid about the lump.
I have lost some of my libido too :-/, I cant have nice erections when Im standed up(like walking in the street I see a hot chick nothing happens), and better erect. when im layed down.
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Hey everyone, the lower abdominal pain (disturbance) and penile related pain may be many things. Asked to be referred to an Urologist by your family doctor as soon as you get the chance. Your family doctor may want to do a blood test, to see what nurtrients are present or not in your blood. If the test are negative, then a visit with the urologist may help. The symptoms mentioned above are sometimes associated with something that is called Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). Its not life threathing, its more annoying than anything else. Visit http://www.chronicprostatitis.com/ for more information on this. Thank you.
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I seem to have a swollen and very painfull testicle. I made out with my girlfriend about a week ago and she accidentally bounced on top of them twice while she was on top of me. Could my testicles be hurt or should I see a doctor? I tried jerking off to see if my sperm was not affected and looked like it had blood in it. What's wrong?
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hi im 16 and for over a year now i have had the same pains....it feels likw something is dragging my left testicle down and all the stringss and bits are being strained...right up into in stomach i can feel it! it always came every now and den and was never real bad pain but reasently it is happening daily and is worse when i wake up in da mornin.....im way 2 inbarrassed to tell my parents or any1 not to mind say go to a doctor...any suggestions??
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pain can be caused by many factors: truama, hernia, cysts and cancer
have you doc take a look.

personally i had cysts on the veins at my left testicle and from time to time it causes me pain (and I have learned to deal with it). just had my ultrasound done and doc confirmed tat there are some cysts growing down there.
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I am 34. Having similar pain for, well over 10 years now (mild left nut pain, going into left lower abdomen) . I am from another country, so it was not investigated back at home. Here in US,  I am attached to a University as a researcher, so managed to get it investigated thoroughly. This is what my tests found: nothing on left side, no mass in nuts or in abdomen. But I have varicoele on the right testicle. The urologist's verdict was it might be cremaster muscle (the thin muscle that hangs your balls!) contracting for some reasons. He suggested taking pain killers or to remove the muscle and the nerve suppying the left nut by minor surgery. I didn't want to. Since I now know this is nothing serious (or you can't help it!) I ignore it. I go to gym for run and mild weight lift. I do yoga, without crunching my abdomen much. By experimenting a little, I found that the pain is not related to these activities. But, sometimes I apply warm towel to left lower abdomen (not to the balls!) and it seems to help. Anyone can try this and see if it works. And experiment with your physical activities to see if there are any agravating factor in them. If not, keep yourself physically active, it helps a lot. Do not submit yourself to the pain and get depressed. Right now while I am writing this, I have the pain, but what the heck, there are millions of others have it!?
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About a year and a half ago (maybe more) i discovered a lump on my left testicle, then later on another one on my right. Whenni was finally able to make it to the doctors he diagnosed it as a varicocele. The odd thing about my condition is that it would see to come and go, and i also had lower abdominal pain, which the doctor suggested my be a hernia. i was referred to a urologist and he said yes i have a varicole and that he saw no sign of a hernia. i also told him about further symptoms (i.e. testicular atrophy, sluggishness and low sex drive) but he said my testicles were a normal size and the other symptoms were too general, that i should check with my primary care physician. the point he kept dwelling on was the ab pain, and he suggested it might be interstitial cystitis. i declined any "surgery" or whatever you would call it to see if i had it, because it did not seem to match up. So what do you think? Can the pain come from the spermadic cord, which i heard someone say goes up in the ab region, and i have that pain because of the varicocele? and also the atrophy is caused by the varicocele (i dont know why they wont believe me, my testicles are definitely smaller!) ? so what should i do? and is atrophy reversible if you just let a varicocele run its course?? thanks everybody!!!!

update: most of the pain has gone away and only occurs once in awhile...dull ache in testicle...stabbing pain in abdomen...but this is a rare occurence now. however, testicles are still small and i have little to no libido which is depressing!
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iam feeling this pain to... it feels like its going down the back of my leg aswell as the testicle abdomin pain...... i sit for long hours and it gets very uncomfotable,what should i do.go to the docs or what.........
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I have ahd it  6 weeks not, right testicle and area at base of penis, up toward hip pointer and soem into upper thigh. Exercise amkes it wors which is heartbreaking to me. Two bouts with antibotic and not help. Test were all OK doc said testicle infection but antibotices did not cure it
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Hey there i would be inclined to agree with Abe480.

It could be linked to the psoas muscle. The attatchment points for this mucle start at the lower spine and attatch in the groin. I have had the same problem before and had the psoas muscle released by a sportstherapist and the aslo worked on the groin muscles and through trigger pointing the muscles there has been a referred pain directly into the testicle. Find a musculo skeletal specialist in your area and let them try some muscle testing. Muscular pain can be the cause of so many pains.

Good luck
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I am Responding to everyone's post...I had the same symptoms as all of U had described.."It's definately Acute Prostiatitis and not chronic"...My frequent visits to my primary physician, visits to the emergency room over the last year were useless as the pain was intermittent...hospital thought i was there as a pain med junky...sometimes i wonder if doctors are retarted and are more worried to rule out real medical problems towards prescription junkies.... I still haven't paid the hospital bill because in the end they prescribed me STD medicine instead...WTF..."RETARTS"...Worst pain i've ever had especially the sharp ones that last a constant 10 minutes..Weed was my savior as all my pain meds hardly helped...
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