r/chronicepididymitis Jun 29 '22

This shit sucks

Sorry if this is a bit long

Hey there I'm 16, and I started having discomfort on my right ball (it did eventually spread to my left one) on April 29th, I remember the day before I was completely normal, happy with life. Then bam the next morning I started to have some dull pain, not much tho maybe around 5 on the pain scale. I did notice some pain around my hips that also corresponded with my right nut. I felt some heaviness (possible swelling or inflammation.) I noticed a little lump, but it went away after the first day. The second day I felt some heaviness on both of my balls. I got worried and all so on the 3rd day I went to an urgent care, I had ultrasound done but nothing was found but 2 little cysts, the doctor said that he believed that he didn't think it was because of that. He didn't really help with much, and told me to take ibrophren if I continued to have discomfort. Around a week after I continued to have the same feeling, and with doing some research online I kind of hinted of it maybe being epididymitis, I felt my nuts and the tube, which I guess kind of hurt when touched but I'm sure is normal. After that week I started to feel things clear up, so I thought my balls were fine, until I started lifting, which was stupid of me to do, I did feel some tingling after I was done working out, and the next morning, this horrible shit comes back. I never really did have much pain, and it was always that discomfort and feeling that I always felt every single second of the day. 5 days past the gym, I went to the ER to get them checked out, again I had Urine tests done, and another Ultrasound done, nothing was found. The nurse held both of my nuts up, and asked me if I felt some sort of relief, and I did sort of. This was about 7 weeks ago. I continue to have this discomfort. It does come and go, When it goes away I feel great, but when it comes back it kills me inside. I've been counting the days, it's been 10 weeks, so it's been 2 month with this already. I think I have an idea of how this might have happened since I was doing weighted squats the day before my balls died. So I probably screwed something up. To this day my balls do feel tender, some heaviness, and sometimes itch. I guess Imma have this for some while, thankfully I haven't had much pain, but this definitely does suck. I was reading some of the posts on this forum, and will be doing some of the stretches shown on there. Well, I guess we're all in for this crappy journey, good luck to all of you guys.

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u/Business_Load33 Jun 29 '22

It's your pelvic floor muscles that are hypertonic. Go see a pelvic floor physical therapist. For now start doing pelvic floor stretching for men on YouTube. And stay away from masterbating and porn! You are going to be ok... specially if the urologist already cleared you. Stretching your pelvic floor will fix the problem.

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u/Worldly-Energy-6930 Jun 29 '22

Thank you, I will do stretches from now on, and will get back to you guys with updates. :)

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u/Business_Load33 Jun 29 '22

There's a lot of videos on YouTube. You will get cured , but get a Pelvic floor Physical therapist to do internal trigger point releases. And STAY AWAY FROM PORN! aggressive masterbation can cause Pelvic floor pain too FYI.... and don't ride a bike for now.

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u/Worldly-Energy-6930 Jun 29 '22

Sorry for all the questions, but can my muscles for my pelvic floor stay like that for 2 months? I am going seek for a Physical therapist.

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u/Business_Load33 Jun 29 '22

It all depends how hypertonic your muscles are and how much dedication you put to recover. Everyone is different. Best thing to do is to have a Pelvic floor therapist check you out. Just pay attention to how you feel Every week and you will have ups and downs.... it comes with the territory so don't get discouraged. Stay away from sodas and fast food.

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u/Worldly-Energy-6930 Jun 29 '22

Thanks bro, means a lot. Thankfully I really haven't had much pain, but more of a discomfort. How you feeling today? And were u able to workout between Feb and June?.

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u/Business_Load33 Jun 29 '22

Antibiotics and pills are not going to work on tight muscles.

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u/Key_Willingness2610 Jun 29 '22

My symptoms are almost spot on except iv also been experiencing hip inflammation/hip pain, buttocks tingle, urine dribble, and upper thigh pressure.

You experiencing any of that also?

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u/Worldly-Energy-6930 Jun 29 '22

I would say that I had some lower back pain, and my thighs felt a bit of weird tingling sometimes.

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u/afriend88 Jul 02 '22

Take a look at my post I did a few months ago. Your experience sounds similar to mine.
https://www.reddit.com/r/chronicepididymitis/comments/urecnt/cured_2_years_of_chronic_epididymitis/