Last Sun I had pain in right test. Upon feeling had a swollen epididymus, size of a pea bottom of my right testicle. I had been wearing tight sport underwear. I switched to looser underwear that evening and the pain subsided.
Injured my Knee that tuesday and ended up in the emergency. Mentioned swollen epidid and they did an Ultrasound. Person doing the exam said did not see any masses. Clearly swollen epididy and some fluid around left testicle. They said to see primary care physician. My understanding is that the ultrasnd would go to a urologist who would review that and provide summary. That summary has not yet been provided. To this point, early Wednesday I had not had any pain since changing underwear.
Went to prim doctor Wed afternoon and he did a simple exam of my testicles (hand). Prescribed Cipro under the assumption it is Epididymitis. The dr had not seen the ultrasound result, did not order any tests. To this point I had no testicular pain since Sun evening after changing to looser underwear, just the bump on the right. Started taking cipro on Wed, twice a day for 10 days is the rx.
On Thu I started pain in my left testicle and have had that pain consistently through this point, Sun morning. The pain will sometimes extend to pelvis, upper abdomen and yesterday a little bit it lower left back. When standing or lying down holding my scrotum so my testes are closer to my body but not squished does seem to feel better.
I'm concerned that I may have testicular cancer that is going undiagnosed. I guess primarily since my prim dr didn't order any types of tests.
I think I have this concern because 3.5 days into the medication and I still have the pain. However, the fact that I have the swelling on the right and pain on the left makes me think epididymitis. Swelling on the right side seems slightly diminished but still readily apparent through self examination. Slight pain in left testicle is relatively constant.