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Dull ache in left testicle checked for lump no issue, but been getting ache in left leg and lower back

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling when i sit down my back ache

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

What is your age?

Since when is ache in left leg and lower back?

Were you investigated for it?

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

It seems that you are offline, so I am writing you the answer. You may ask follow up questions once you are online.

Chronic testes pain is usually related to noninflammatory conditions but chronic infections also should be considered. Because the testes arise embryologically in close proximity to the kidneys, pain arising in the kidneys or retroperitoneum may also be referred to the testes. So an abdominal ultrasound, intravenous pyelography and a CT scan of the abdomen also should be done to evaluate testicular pain.

A urine and sperm culture for pyogenic organisms and mycobacterium should be done. This should be able to point towards the chronic infection and give the guidelines for the further management.

Following other causes to be considered for the pain are;

1) Recurrent torsion

2) Torsion or inflammation of the appendix of the testes

3) Infectious epididymitis

4) Noninfectious epididymitis; occur due to reflux of urine through the ejaculatory ducts and vas into the epididymis, producing a "chemical" inflammation

5) Referred pain - the genitofemoral, ilioinguinal, or posterior scrotal nerves CAN CAUSE REFERRED PAIN. Other causes of referred pain are abdominal aortic aneurysm, ureteric stone, lower lumbar or sacral nerve root impingement, retrocecal appendicitis, retroperitoneal tumor, and postherniorrhaphy pain.

Your back pain and pain in left leg too can be due to pinched nerves in back.

This can be due to;

1) Herniated/degenerated disc in back

2) Lumbar spondylosis; bone spurs in the back vertebrae pressing on the nerves.

Following investigations would be required;

1) X-ray of the lower back

2) MRI of the spine

3) Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study

4) Electromyography (EMG).

Mainstay of the treatment is physical therapy.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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