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Before I write anything, I have a doctor’s
Before I write anything, I have a doctor’s appointment first thing Monday morning so this will be diagnosed but I’m curious what your thoughts may be here.
For the last few months I’ve had a dull pain in the area of my right testicle. This may sound silly but I say area because it’s hard to exactly say where the pain is. It’s maybe behind my scrotum inside my body. Sometimes the pain goes away sometimes it can get quite sharp, but it’s obviously not going to correct itself.
I can’t feel anything unusual like lumps etc. I’m 62 years old and I do tend to urinate once or twice in the night but I just put that down to normal aging. I had a vasectomy about thirty years ago and haven’t had any problems with that. I am generally in good health other than this problem.
I had a general and fairly through blood screening about three months ago at a health fair, and nothing unusual was discovered.
What do you think may be going on here and what do you think the doctor may require with regard to tests or treatment?
Blood Screening results...
This is Dr David
prostate cancer doesn't cause pain in the testicles.
dull pain in the testicles usually is due to epididymitis inflammation or a testicular cyst or hydrocele
a scrotal ultrasound can check for problems in the testicle.
you should get PSA blood test and a finger digital rectal exam to feel your prostate once a year.
I am not worried about cancer causing your symptoms
let me know if you have questions.