For the past few years my left testicle has been erratic becoming very taught and contracting sometimes completely disappearing into my body in the pelvic region. For a man this can be a very embarrassing problem so for years I wrote it off and dealt with it. Shortly into my third year with this problem I decided to swallow my pride and seek medical attention as It can be very painful cause nausea and supposedly infertility. I was diagnosed me with a hyper active cremaster muscle And was told and I quote "there was nothing that could be done with it and I would have to live with it" and basically shooed me from the office. As time passed it progressively worsened and continues to do so. Now it never relaxes and is more frequent in its "disappearing act". This problem has become the bane of my existence. It affects literally everything I do work, exercise, sitting, standing, my sex life, even when laying down trying to relax it kills me my quality of life has decreased dramatically and is really starting to take a toll on my morale. I have been to the doctor twice for it (this doctor is a whole other story accusing me of "doctor shopping" when I have no history of ever receiving pain medication). And ive even told him I dont want medication I want a FIX. Quite honestly if it cant be fixed itll be the hardest thing ive ever had to do but im ready for them to remove my testicle. I know that may be hard to find a surgeon to do so but please believe me when I tell you im at my wits end ive been dealing with it for years and can no longer take it. Even if it is just a hyper active cremaster muscle their are procedures that can be performed. However my gut is telling me it is a hernia that perhaps was never tended to I used to do alot of heavy lifting. Any advice will be treasured especially a referral to good clinic I am ready to travel anywhere in the country. Thank you so much for your time and God Bless.View Thread
I agree before today I was unaware of CPPS and all its symptoms the only thing I could find most closely related to me condition was something like an inguinal hernia. Thank you counterso for your response and that technique about using empathy will be exercised in the future. For the record though I would not like to consider this post to be resolved I am taking all information into account. However I am positive CPPS is what ive been dealing with. I can see so many symptoms that are linked here that I thought were unrelated. Such as my chronic fatigue, insomnia, my IBS that was diagnosed with 7 years ago and the removal of polyps. Not to mention the severe lower back pain in my kidneys that I was told was from my kidney stones. Even when finding several kidney stones in my body my doctors were dismissive and told me that I was not in need of medication. But anyone who's had kidney stones knows of its severe pain which can quite literally stop you dead in your tracks. It is beyond me how some doctors can act so condescending and pompus. There used to be a time when doctors took their job because they wanted to help people, now it seems everything is protocol and there are no real relationships developed between patient and doctor. No offense to the real md's out there who conduct themselves with real regard for human life. Thank you once again.View Thread
@vikvaughn I cannot thank you enough for your referrals they have been a revelation. I have so much in common with all of these conditions. I had all but completely given up on doctors but you may have saved me. And although it looks like theres alot of experimentation I will have to do and new doctors to see It is an extraordinary relief to know that im not alone and there are doctors specializing in this field. I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you so much for sharing your story and taking the time out of your day to help your fellow man. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.View Thread
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