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Doctors r/o inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, and testicular torsion. Observed epididymitis. Cause severe pain in LL Abd. when sneezing/coughing?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Referred pain

The testicle and closely attached structures (epididymis) form in the abdomen very early in life and then migrate later to outside of the body.
This means that the nerve supply originates in the abdominal area -and you are experiencing this firsthand. Hopefully the treatment for epididymitis will lead to resolution. Has anything been confirmed? Good to see doc to make sure you're on track to heal.

In brief: Referred pain

The testicle and closely attached structures (epididymis) form in the abdomen very early in life and then migrate later to outside of the body.
This means that the nerve supply originates in the abdominal area -and you are experiencing this firsthand. Hopefully the treatment for epididymitis will lead to resolution. Has anything been confirmed? Good to see doc to make sure you're on track to heal.
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Dr. Michael Lawson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Strained muscle

Pain sounds musculoskeletal especially if it gets worse with straight leg raising.
Could be muscle strain or radiculopathy. Given your age more likely the former. Try local heat but if no better an injection into the site of steroid can often help.

In brief: Strained muscle

Pain sounds musculoskeletal especially if it gets worse with straight leg raising.
Could be muscle strain or radiculopathy. Given your age more likely the former. Try local heat but if no better an injection into the site of steroid can often help.
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