About a week and a half ago when I woke up and started walking around, I noticed that my right testicle felt like it wanted to settle but just wouldn't. When I feel whats going on down there things seem to be fine although sometimes I notice that my right testicle is leaning close to my left. This doesn't happen all the time and I can't remember if it was like that before anyway.
There has been some very mild pain associated with this that doesn't affect me at all besides simply getting my attention. I don't think its a torsion because everything Ive read says that extreme pain is associated with that. Plus, if it was and I waited this long the testicle would have about fallen off by now. Is it possible one testicle wrapped around the other? If, so wouldnt I notice that? Or, is it possible that the testicle just twisted a little bit and if so can I untwist it on my own? Oh yeah, and my sexual function is still completely normal. So, does anyone have any idea whats going on?
The only reason I don't go to the doctor is because I don't have insurance and I don't want to pay $150 for my doctor to just fiddle with my boys a little and tell me I'm fine.
You might check about a free sexual health clinic or call a place like Planned Parenthood for some suggestion. When it comes to genitals, if you suspect something may be wrong, lack of health insurance would be the last thing on my mind. Good luck to you.
Josh1234...I'm feeling the same thing that you describe here. It's been feeling like that for a few weeks. My doctor can't find anything abnormal and I even had an ultrasound which showed nothing. I'm very interested in how long the symptoms persisted and if they just went away or did you find a remedy.
Also I have felt extreme pressure in the testicle region, almost like shrinkage, but happening at normal times. My doctor found I had low testosterone, but i'm just a kid, so either its a very rare, freakish, occurance, or its something else.
I am/was experiencing the same exact symptoms (very mild testicular pressure). Doesn't happen all the time. . .will go and come every 4 months or so and each 'cycle' lasts about 3 weeks.
Went to urologist. They took urine sample, blood sample, physical exam, and ultrasound. Results: Found nothing.
When there are no symptoms, it's no big deal (out of sight, out of mind type thing); but when I do have these symptoms, it can be rather frustrating not knowing what's wrong. How do you know how to fix yourself when you don't know what the root cause of the problem is?!?
I went to the doctors, got referred to a specialist and then had
The outcome... cyst-like build up from the sperm not moving through the right regions properly. They said there was nothing I could do and it was not that serious.
It is pretty scary though, before you see a doctor and a little aggravating to have to deal with slight pressure in my right testicle every once in a while.
The pain usually comes out of nowhere and will last 30 seconds to a few minutes and then go away only to come back just as mysteriously. There are months, if not a year that will go by and i will feel nothing, then all of a sudden it is back.... with a vengeance.
I have the same thing too (for less than a week) but am going to consult a doctor, i strongly advise anyone with the same issue to do so too (and don't wait too long either).
But a tip for people who have had tests with no results:
There are certain practices with can help with certain health issues but cannot be scientifically proven. A few of these are: Tai Chi, Qigong/chi gong and maybe yoga.
If you try tai chi (i'd recommend it), make sure you don't take Tai Chi Chuan(/Quan) lesson because this is a martial art, for fighting.
My 20 year old son has had same type of symptoms in primarily the left testicle- a squeezing pressure-pain that has been intermittent for about 6 months. we have seen a urologist who diagnosed it as a prostate infection and he has now been on Cipro (antibiotic) for about 6 wks. he said its a little better but still not gone. we have a follow-up visit today and i'm asking for more than a urinealysis check - i've heard elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels can be checked and should be less than 4 in healthy males. if greater than 4, can sometimes be an indication of other things - including a chronically infected prostate... it is very frustrating not to know! it is helpful, tho, to read that so many other guys are having same symptoms and so far have not been told its anything really serious. Best of luck to you guys..and dont ever hesitate to question your doc, get a second opinion, and trust your gut. i will try to post again if we learn anything new.
So ill tell my story now!
Ive had the same pain in my right testicle as well.
Now when this first started i went to the hospital because it escalated and got very painful however the doctors said it was Epididymitis after an ultrasound and perscribed me Anti-Biotics and Ibuprofin to reduce swelling. Pain came and went for the next couple weeks then the only time i really felt pain was if i slept wrong. Towards the end of the fourth week the pain came back "With a Vengance" and i went to the doctor who sent me to see a Urologist. The Urologist told me that it looked like i indeed previously had Epididymitis however it also could have been "slight testicular torsion". Which is when your testicle twists for a moment or so, then untwists and causes a decent amount of swelling (however not as much as REAL torsion where your testicle turns into a softball!). This can be caused by working out (lifting weights AND running) and also just from walking (if you have low hanging testicles). Nothing to be ashamed of BTW, i have no problem talking about this because i know how annoying it is and honestly just want to try and help out ANYONE else who has this problem. Im 21 years old and ive been told its weird to experience this problem so young so hopefully if there is anyone out there around my age, that will at least make them feel a little better that they arent alone in this fight.
So what am i doing to test and see if i can possibly fix this?
1. Testicle Massage exercises, look some up on the interwebs, they help a little for me.
2. Stop Masturbating....try and keep it to once every couple days. Only if you notice that there is sensitivity during or after however. Same thing goes for sex
3. F-ING BATHS; didnt think this would work, but i took a bath for the first time since i was 8 and it was wonderful. Helps the testicle relax quite a bit.
4. Make sure you eat a healthy diet, and drink a ton of water. I struggle with this because i have ADHD and the Adderol can often sate my hunger.
Let me know if any of these things have helped you out, i really want to find out what the hell is going on because im sick of getting the "You are totally healthy" response from doctors. Also Definitely see your doctor first before you write off this as exactly what i went through, you never know, it could be something worse.