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Can Sciatic Nerve Cause Testicle Pain
No, but...: Theoretically, it's unlikely to induce pain on the other side, but similar process for neuralgia possibly occurs on the opposite side of same level of spinal nerves. Yet, before concluding Dx, such pain should be evaluated so to deduce if the contralateral pain is new and unrelated. How to get things done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
There are many reasons for testicular pain. Bottom line, if you have testicular pain...Pain in the testicle...You should go to the nearest er immediately to have special imaging to rule out a torsion. Testicular torsion is when the vessels to the testicle twist and the blood supply is lost. If not corrected immediately you could lose the testicle. You may experience belly ...Read more
No: Typically the nerves to the testicle /groin can come from one from lumbar and sacral nerve roots. Compression of these nerves roots in the spinal canal can cause irritation that can be felt in the groin. This is not a typical sciatic nerve root pattern since these leave the spinal canal before integrating into the typical sciatic nerve but you could also have sciatica as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: The nerve supply of the testicle is such that herniation of an upper lumbar disc could theoretically lead to referred pain into the testicle. The making of such a diagnosis would require careful history taking and physical examination by a skillful clinician. There are several other possibilities that need to be taken into consideration. ...Read more
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2 considerations: Lumbar spine dysfnctn, such as disc, might pinch nerve and cause radiating pain, but you could have nerve compression at ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome) resulting in referred pain to calf. However, also consider ankle arthritis, and even varicose veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No,Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more
Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg . The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Testicular pain can be acute or chronic, and is perceived as pain emanating from the scrotum. Sudden, sharp pain is often referred to as an acute scrotum, and requires quick evaluation to rule out testicular torsion. Trauma and infections can present similarly. Chronic orchalgia is usually a dull ache, and is often difficult ...Read more
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