Varicocele feels like a wormy-mass. If it's painful, it should be treated. If it is not painful, the risks associated with genital-area surgery should be avoided. About 1 in 7 men have a varicocele.View Thread
superchamp, I'm no expert on infection, but I imagine that the doctor has a series of questions to get to a differential diagnosis. If you tell him you suspect a chronic infection, that will take him in a particular direction. He may look for an elevated white blood cell count, but I'm not sure what else.
Other doctors might just assume that trying an antibiotic is safe and give it to you without even testing for an infection. I don't recommend that route. It's better to know what you have before taking an antibiotic. Once you start taking the antibiotic, you can't determine what you have anymore.
You may also be dehydrated, as that's both connected to clumpy semen, and to chronic infection.View Thread
Lymphangitis has nothing to do with movement of the swelling. PD is a completely different situation where the spongy tissue that fills with blood forms scars. Chronic inflammation of the lymph channel which has no blood is a different biological process and is not related.
Doing nothing will prevent further damage, but your photos were extreme and I recommend you make an appointment with a urologist to make sure it's not a lymphocele that needs to be drained.View Thread
Much more likely than a vas deferens issue is epididymitis. Your particular situation might be mild and not as chronic as some. Remember, you do not have to have all the signs of a condition to have a condition.
It sounds like you're getting persistent care which is good. Don't stop pursuing until you get useful answers.View Thread
Yes, you are describing a hernia, and your situation would be considered an EMERGENCY. Hernias have nothing to do with age. They can be inherited, or caused by injury like working out, lifting, or just bad luck.
Go to a critical care center TODAY. A hernia can turn into something potentially life-threatening in a matter of hours.View Thread
Wellbutrin has some of the lowest occurrence of sexual side effects when taking the medication of all the mood altering medications used for anxiety disorders. It can still erase libido and have some genito-urinary effects though in some people. One of the reasons Wellbutrin is sometimes selected is because other medications have dramatic side effects in those areas.
The anxiety itself is most likely the source of your urinary symptoms and libido loss. One of the most frequent physical symptoms of anxiety is urinary issues.
Medication is only intended to be temporary, although many doctors don't discuss this with patients. You still need to work on resolving the root cause of your anxiety while temporarily assisted by medication.
This isn't a complete answer to your question, but bring up your concern about side effects with your physician and discuss your options, as well as the plan to resolve the root cause so you can do without medication as soon as possible.View Thread