Urology

Have Urology Questions? Ask a Urologist Online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Urology

I've been having sharp pains in my groin area for some time

Customer Question
now. The first time...
I've been having sharp pains in my groin area for some time now. The first time I went to my family Dr. he checked my prostate and said it was inflammed and that I had an infection. I took some antibiodics and it seemed to go away, it really didn't the pains were just not as often. About 6 months ago I started getting pains daily, and could kinda pinpoint the area. I went back to my Dr. and he gave me another hernia check, and said I was fine. He did say he could feel some abnormalities though. I have a couple of hard spots around my left testicle, the base of my penis, and a couple of inches above my penis all on the left. I was born with a double hernia, and when I was 15 had another hernia on the left. I went to a general surgeon, same hernia exam (no hernia) but he actual squeezed my testicles and pushed around the area. Said he thought it might be a build up of scar tissue and I needed to see a Urologist (i was in severe pain after the exam). I finally get in to see a Urologist, and basiclly the same exam as general surgeon, except he did a prostate exam as well. Said I check out ok, and that I might have some scar tissue causing the discomfort, take some pain pills when it hurts and that this is how it's going to be. The weeks between general surgeon and Urologist I was having one of the pains and my 4yr old accidentally hit me in the groin, and I passed out from the pain. This is normal, and I have to live with it the rest of my life? I'm only 33 and it effects everything in my day to day life.
Help Please
Sean M. O'Connor
Submitted: 5 years ago.Category: Urology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
5/11/2012
Urologist: DR JONES, MBBS MD replied 5 years ago
DR JONES
DR JONES, MBBS MD
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 3,907
Experience: MBBS MD.Experience of 10 years in diagnosing and handling all types of medical emergencies.
Verified
Hello.Welcome to justanswer and thanks for the detailed question.In view of details I think you should get a ultrasound of pelvis,groin and scrotum region done.This can help evaluate your prostate,hernial sites and even testis.Your pain is quiet significant to pass it off as normal.If ultrasound shows everything is fine then you can relax and wait for symptoms to resolve.But there are many issues which cannot be easily picked up on regular examination so its recommended to get ultrasound done.Please ask if there are doubts or if you want me to explain anything.Regards.
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Thank you for your time, I forgot to mention I did get a ultrasound done before the Urologist visit and it said everything was ok. I know my body and my pain tolerance is high and this is not OK.
Thanks again,
Sean
Urologist: DR JONES, MBBS MD replied 5 years ago
Did doctor checked blood supply to testis during ultrasound? This is called color Doppler of testis.
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Customer reply replied 5 years ago
said it was fine. I don't know for sure what causes the pain. I know that squeezing my left testicle or pushing it causes the pain, and sometimes after holding a bowel movement too long i get the pain, and sometimes that's when It's the worst.
Thanks again,
Sean
Urologist: DR JONES, MBBS MD replied 5 years ago
From the details it seems you are getting intermittent partial torsion of the testis.In torsion the testis gets rotates around its self intermittently and this causes severe pain.Squeezing is important cause which can lead to torsion.Since it is intermittent it may not be picked up if the examination or ultrasound is done when the torsion is relieved.Pain of torsion is typically severe.Small jerk or accidental hit also can cause torsion and pain.I think you need to have talk with urologist once again without delay.And if that's not possible get a second opinion.A complete torsion of testis is kind of emergency.So it would be ideal to see doctor before it progresses.Please ask if there are doubts or if you want me to explain anything.Regards
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I'm sorry it took me so long to get back with you. I'm currently at my family Dr's getting a referral to another urolgist, after I see him I will leave my feedback if that's OK? It seems like the situation I am in, I just want to make sure.
Thanks,
Sean
Urologist: DR JONES, MBBS MD replied 5 years ago
you can do that after you see the doctor.Please let me know what your said.Regards.
DR JONES
DR JONES, MBBS MD
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 3,907
Experience: MBBS MD.Experience of 10 years in diagnosing and handling all types of medical emergencies.
Verified
DR JONES and 87 other Urology Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 5 years ago

My Family Dr. concurred with you, I am meeting a surgeon at the end of this week. We will see what he wants to do, at least now I know what is going on.

Thanks again.

Sean

Urologist: DR JONES, MBBS MD replied 5 years ago
Please do see surgeon sooner.And if symptoms progress and more severe pain develops seek urgent care.Thank you.
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Dr. Jones,
Thank you for following up, I did go to another Urologist. He basically said the same thing as the last one, and that it's scar tissue. He didn't say it in so many words but I think whoever did my last hernia surgery screwed something up. I shaved the whole area and to my surprise there is a large scar. I have always felt it, but never really looked to see how big it is. I said he thinks they might have put a couple of stitches through my sensory nerve. He said he doesn't think its intermittent torsion, but gave me a slip to take next time I'm having the pain and get a Doppler scan. Unfortunately for me every time I have had an episode none of the places are open. So I am basically back in the same spot I was a couple of weeks ago, and might have to accept that I am going to have this pain forever.
Thanks Again,
Sean
Ask DR JONES Your Own Question
DR JONES
DR JONES
DR JONES, MBBS MD
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 3,907
3,907 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS MD.Experience of 10 years in diagnosing and handling all types of medical emergencies.

DR JONES is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Y.

Dr. Y.

Urologist

20,150 satisfied customers

I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.

Dr. Tharun

Dr. Tharun

Urology Resident

1,424 satisfied customers

MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.

urologyguru

urologyguru

Urologist MD

1,088 satisfied customers

I am fellowship-trained MD Urologist in active practice. I treat all types of cases from genital, cancer, urinary, stone and incontinence.

Dr Josh

Dr Josh

Physician

255 satisfied customers

General Physician, PGCSD

Ross

Ross

Urologist

62 satisfied customers

urologist

Dr. B

Dr. B

Urologist

62 satisfied customers

Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Urology Questions
Chip. here. Hypochondria and anxiety is starting to do a bit
Hey Dr. Chip. Josh here. Hypochondria and anxiety is starting to do a bit better as I reach day 5 of Effexor. Nevertheless I have a question. Would a CT scan with contrast of the abdomen and pelvis sh… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,980 satisfied customers
I just got up for work and I noticed that there is some
Second opinion] Good morning I just got up for work and I noticed that there is some redness on the left and right side of the glans. Would you care to take a look?… read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Physician
B.A.M.S.
255 satisfied customers
I have a question about Urethritis. Last Wednesday I started
Last Wednesday I started having a tingling feeling in the tip of my penis and it lasted a few days and so Saturday morning I went and got an STD tested. I got my results yesterday everything came back normal except herpes Symplex one which I already knew I had. The place that tested me did give me an anabiotic shot and is it through Myson as well … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,263 satisfied customers
Dr. Chip I just got up for work and I noticed that there is
Good morning Dr. Chip I just got up for work and I noticed that there is some redness on the left and right side of the glans. Would you care to take a look?… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,980 satisfied customers
I see foamy urine when I urinate. My urinanalysis test came
Hi I see foamy urine when I urinate. My urinanalysis test came negative. 2 months back RFT was also normal. I have fatty liver Grade 1. Can you please suggest something.… read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
I have a fairly complicated case. Dark yellow, urinating
I have a fairly complicated case JA: Any pain or burning sensation while urinating? What color is your urine? Customer: dark yellow, urinating frequently JA: Anything else in your medical history you … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,901 satisfied customers
Cannot poop, distended stomach, cannot fart used 2
cannot poop, distended stomach, cannot fart used 2 supportores nothing … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
762 satisfied customers
I'm 80 years of age & I have severe OAB- had multiple
Hi. I'm 80 years of age & I have severe OAB- had multiple surgeries over the years, e.g. T.U.N.A., TURP, etc. I've been on Desmopressin for about 2 years & it's been very helpful. Lately it seems to n… read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
I want an expert Urologists opinion on the male enhancement
I want an expert Urologists opinion on the male enhancement strategy known as the P-Shot which utilizes injections of platelet rich plasma into the penis to increase the size of the penis. Is this a g… read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
I have chronic non bacterial prostatitis and I have been
I have chronic non bacterial prostatitis and I have been suffering for 2 years. … read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
EPISPADIA QUESTION: Epispadia happens in approximately one
EPISPADIA QUESTION: Epispadia happens in approximately one in 200,000 births (statistics circa 1996). In the sample case of Jimmy, he grew up with Epispadia and had to have multiple operations to corr… read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
What is he best prescription for reducing prostate
What is he best prescription for reducing prostate inflamation and enlargement?. … read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
I had a routine check and They founf microscopic blood in
Hi I had a routine check and They founf microscopic blood in urine i had an abdominal ultrasound and an intravagimal ultrasound all clear iam goinh to urologist next week but it worries me that can br… read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
I took male enhancement for a week and stopped.my penis was
I took male enhancement for a week and stopped.my penis was always soft.now I feel a small hard ball inside on the top in middle of penis. half size of pea.is that bad? It doesn't hurt,maybee like .50… read more
Medicaldoctor
Medicaldoctor
postgraduate resident,MD
Master\u0027s Degree
92 satisfied customers
I am a 65 yo male good health. My 6 yo grandson kicked me in
I am a 65 yo male good health. My 6 yo grandson kicked me in the Groin area while "wrestling". I did not feel as if the kick hurt and thought nothing of it. The next day on my penis was a raised area … read more
Dr. Mo
Dr. Mo
Board Certified Physician
MD
1,775 satisfied customers
Chip. Another hypochondria question that I am hoping to gain
Hey Dr. Chip. Another hypochondria question that I am hoping to gain your validation on.One of the things I noticed during my recent hyper focus on anything to do with my body is that I noticed it can… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,980 satisfied customers
I have erectile dysfunction. I. Ve been prescribed Viagra,
ve been prescribed Viagra, Levritra and Cialis but neither is very effective. I've spoken with my Urologist about penile vacuums and he said they could be effective but suggested I check with either John Hopkins or Cleveland clinic about which would be most effective. I know there are many ineffective things on the market. Can you suggest good ones? … read more
Ross
Ross
Urologist
62 satisfied customers
Testicle pain, reduced sperm in ejaculate, right testicle
Testicle pain, reduced sperm in ejaculate, right testicle looks higher, tiredness.Hi, I am 23 years old, this problem has lasted since 4 months.4 months ago I was in shower and in a hurry, I accidentl… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x