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Pain in lower back and right testicle

For about a week now, I've had pain localized to lower back with muscular tension. Testicle is very sensitive, making it difficult at times to walk. No unusual urine and the pain seems to subside and then return. Some slight nausea when pain is most intense, but otherwise no other symptoms. Have had occasional bouts of this in the past, but feels a bit worse now. Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Testicular pain can be due to injury, infection (Epididymitis or Orchitis) or inflammation, testicular torsion( most common in young men), excessive bicycle riding, hernia,varicocele or kidney or ureteric stones.

As there is no swelling or inflammation or redness of the scrotal sacs, so the chances of epidiymitis or orchitis are rare. In cases of hernia, a prominent bulge along with testicular pain is there and in cases of kidney or ureteric stones, pain during micturition may also be there.

Lab investigations like complete blood examination, urine examination, ultrasound lower abdomen and sometimes a urethral swab will help in diagnosis. Treatment will be started thereafter.My advise would be to consult a urologist.

I sincerely hope that helps. Please do keep me posted. Kind regards.
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Thank you. I'm wondering now if it might not be a lower back (disc or nerve) problem? I've had no other symptoms and the ball that hurts is on the same side as the back pain.
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Testicular pain of such kind can be due to spinal or back problems.Compression or irritation of the nerves can cause such pain in testicles.

A consultation of a neurologist and MRI spine or MR neurography may be done to confirm the diagnosis.Treatment depednds on the confirmation of diagnosis.

I hope it helps.Take care and regards.

I have right testicle pain before and treated for inflammation, but what would cause it a second time around? Can you help with this?
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Hello again. So today I've noticed a painful node about the size of a BB on the side of my testicle. It's in (or on) the fibrous tissue around the testicle. Not super hard, but painful (and lower back is still painful as well). Realize that I should get this checked-out but wondering what it could be.
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This painful node can be a sebaceous cyst. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin. Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.

Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected,Then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required.

I hope that helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.

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So did you find out what your problem was? I have the exact same symptoms,  lower back pain, some pain in front of the kidney, and also the right testicle.  I read the replies and the spine and nerve problem feels more correct to me.
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I have recently last year experienced this issue.  back pain mostly in my right lower back down to pressure kind of pain in my right testicle to the point where I couldn't walk normal kinda funny, I had to lie down and roll around to get minor relieve. I started feeling woozy, like the way you feel when you throw up a lot and get a little pale. The most severe I experience was the first time, I literally thought I was dying, I could barely catch my breathe, like the wind had been knocked out of me.  It usually happens right when I wake up from a nap or in the morning, or I been sitting for some time.

I don't know whats the issue is for sure.  But here's what I do know about my issue and some pain relieving solutions.

1)  Hot showers help quite a bit where pain is, seems the hotter the better for some reason.

2) I notice drinking a lot of water consistently DURING the  pain especially the minor introductions causes certain things to happens.  I first notice may start to hurt more initially.  It then makes me go number 2 even though it didn't feel like that at all during the pain.  I then drink more water if the pain is still there, and same thing, I go # 2 yet again even though it doesn't feel like I have to.  Gas also is a result during this process.

3) I walk around and or jump around and I do not sit down.  This actually help the process quicken.

Conclusion 1: I admit to you all I RARELY drink regular water or even liquids for that matter (as strange as that sounds) on a regular basis through the day.  I find myself with dry eyes sometimes, minor chapped lips, and even minor weakness throughout my body that surprisingly doesn't bother me, but I do notice.

Conclusion 2: I sit at my computer quite a bit, and rarely go out anymore... that's just how my family is.  I suspect this contributes to obstructing my bowel movements even if a minor way, which unconsciously I ignore my body requests to go when on a computer doing something.

Conclusion 3:  I sometimes eat a lot and remember that I don't use the bathroom before I go to sleep.  I'm not a doctor.  But I am a person suffering from the same things you guys are I'm suspecting.  It's probably more terrible for kids since the parents are trying to feel what they are feeling but can't.  It seems to me like my body is trying to cope with me ignoring when it needs to go to the bathroom, or needs water.  

Final Conclusion:  Possibly with the combination of no liquids, sitting/laying down a lot of the day, a plate of food then just going to sleep after that builds up dry bowels contents in my stomach which make it hard in some way for my stomach to SMOOTHLY past through, hence the pain, putting PRESSURE on nerves or other things in my body as it passes.  Even without the things I do that definitely help it in my case, I believe like me, the pain eventually subsides correct?

Hope this helps, again maybe in some manner my body is failing me in some way?  But judging my the comments I've found on the internet it seems non-life threatening... but none the less painful.  Hope this information helps some doctors or other people who just want relief.

Did you ever find out what the cause was? I have the same symptoms
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I am going through the same thing since Monday and its now Friday. Lower right back but more toward the side and in the center of my body on right side and down into my right testicle. It gets worse when I sit but helps when I stand or lay down with my legs bent. I went to ER and had a CT Scan and they found a bulge in my spine that could be causing the issue. I was given some meds like Zofran, Toradol and Nacl at the hospital and told to mildly walk around and not to lift anything and I was also given a script for steroids in pill form I take for a week and something for the pain. I was also asked to follow up with my family doctor in two days and possibly get a MRI because I guess they show way more than a CT Scan but they are way more expensive.

Hope this helps!
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