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rectal pain, then my testicals started to feel uncomfortable

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About a week ago I started getting constant vibrations in my left testicle, almost identical to the way a phone vibrates, in terms of feeling, frequency, and duration of each ring. It was strange. I looked at some forums and it seemed to be possibly be related to an inflamed prostate, or a kidney stone. It's getting worse and weirder so I thought I should post and ask. I'd really rather not see a doctor so i hope i can get help here. So the vibrating stopped but then I started getting weird feeling in my rectum, almost as if something in there was inflamed. I wouldn't say it is a strong pain but it is some heaviness, discomfort, and very mild paid. And then after that rectal pain phase, my testicals started to feel a bit uncomfortable with very mild pain and a feeling of stiffness. i also noticed they got a bit redder today. there was also some pelvic discomfort and lower back pain. i have 2 minor lower back discs, and i have donated part of my liver 5 years if thats important. help?


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replied June 30th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

Your symptoms appear to be due to mild scrotal / testicular inflammation, and the causes can include mild unrecognised trauma or testicular engorgement as a result of sexual excitement.

Hence you can try to relieve it with OTC medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Wearing supportive underwear and avoiding strenuous activity is also important.

Conditions like - infections (orchitis), hydrocele,Varicocele - present with enlargement of the testicles as well as variable amount of pain.

Conditions like Testicular torsion appear with severe excruciating pain and severe redness of the testicle. This is a medical emergency which needs immediate surgical intervention.

If you have a sense of vibration in your testicles, and they are warm, red and heavier, then it could be a sign of varicocele. This is a condition where the testicular veins are dilated. This condition needs prompt treatment as well.

Hence it would be recommended that you should consult with your doctor or the ER at the earliest.

I hope this helps.
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