Medical Questions > Mens Health > Mens Conditions Forum

I Fixed My Chronic Testicle Pain

Hey guys. I first should say that I had this problem for two years and I never thought it would get better and it ruined my life. The pain was in the whole testicles and up into my lower abdomin. After seeing many many doctors I found a anethitist (how ever you spell that) who worked in a pain clinic in a downtown toronto hospital. He began to give me nerve blocks (freezing) in the nerves in my lower abdomin and at the top sides of the scrotum. It would freeze for a couple of hours and go back. Every two weeks I would get the shot. And slowly the pain subsided and then the shots became every month, then two months and after a couple months it was completely gone.

I was told that the problem was that the infection which causes the epodidymitus caused the nerves to be damaged to the point that even after the infection was over the pain stayed, and probably would still be there had I not found this doctor.

I will post this on the main board as well so everyone can see it. Hope it helps you out, I know what you're going through. Email me if you have any questions.
Did you find this post helpful?
First Helper cribbs1977

replied November 14th, 2007
Do You Remember the Name of the Doctor
I know this was posted a long time ago (long long time!) but do you remember thename of the doctor? I am in the GTA and have been suffering with epididymitis for over a year now. I have seen 3 urologists, and all said they could not help me and I am now waiting to see a pain management specialist.

I hope you will get this message
Did you find this post helpful?

replied April 5th, 2009
RE: testicular pain
Can I find the name of the hospital or pain clinic or anesthesiologist? I have exhausted all the doctors in Buffalo for help with 15 years of testicular pain and would be willing to go to Toronto for treatments.
Did you find this post helpful?

replied April 30th, 2009
There may be another option!

Since I posted on here I found another forum that deals with a condition called chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS).

The theory is that pelvic pain, where there is no sign of disease or infection, could be caused by over tightening of the pelvic floor & associated muscles - brought on by stress! They have a protocol to follow which involves physiotherapy, relaxation techniques and exercise.

There is also a book (A headache in the Pelvis) which explains the protocol and a website. There is another website where sufferers can talk to each other via an online forum.

I have found it somewhat helpful and feel better than when I first suffered from epididymal pain (Almost 3 years ago now!). I'd say my pain level then was about 8, but now it's about 2 or 3 (but it ocaisionally flairs up).

Good luck!
Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Chronic pain affects more than 70 million Americans. But what is pain? And how can pain management help relieve different types of pain? Basic facts here....
How does the nervous system work to register pain? And what are the major causes of acute and chronic pain? Plus, who's at risk of pain here....
Acute and chronic pain manifest different symptoms. Learn the difference here and know when to seek medical help for pain....