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A 51-year-old male asked:

Is amitriptyline (10mg) safe and useful to take for testicular pain? any side effects while or withdrawal symptoms after taking it? ~ like citalopram

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Unlikely to help?: Amitriptyline at low doses can be helpful for some neuropathic pain. Neuropathic testicular pain if it exists is rare. I would be looking for other explanations. At your age I would check for an inguinal hernia among other possibilities.
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