I'm 30 years old, in good shape (work out with weights and cardio 7hrs per week). But for the last 6 months I have been battling low sex drive
Sometimes I can get an erection and sometimes I can't. The 'horny' feeling just isn't there and I don't get 'morning wood' either.
I have always had a very healthy sex drive - until I noticed some pains about 6 months ago.
I was at the gym and resting in between reps when I suddenly felt this very sharp pain in my testicles.
I thought nothing of it at the time, as it went away but from then on the pain has lingered (sharp at first but now a dull ache every now and then).
I can handle the pain but with it my libido dropped big time and has not come back up again.
I'm not on any medications (only protein and vitamin supplements) and have been to the doctor a few times with my testosterone and thyroid levels in normal ranges.
And recently I have been referred to an endo for a second opinion.
What I want to know is why the pain, and why the sudden libido drop?
Have you heard of any similar stories to mine and what should I do.
There must be a medical answer for this.
Testicular Symptoms! Testicle Pain! Inguinal Hernia!
I'm not a doctor, so I can't give out medical advice.
What I can do is give you some info on what I would do if I were in your shoes...
Since the pain occurred while you were lifting, I'd have the doctor check for an Inguinal Hernia.
This condition occurs when a small part of your intestine protrudes through the abdominal wall into the scrotum area.
This commonly happens when straining during a bowel movement or urination,
It can also happen when lifting heavy weight, which is exactly what you were doing when you first felt the pain.
The Inguinal Canal is the area where the spermatic cord, which contains the vas deferens, the tube that carries sperm, enters the scrotum area.
This canal usually closes off entirely after birth, but in some men does not close completely.
While you were in the womb, your testicles formed deep in your abdomen, then moved down this inguinal canal, into your scrotum.
Straining, excess weight, and heavy lifting can all lead to a weakening of this area, which could lead to the testicular pain you're experiencing.
I think you're making the right move by getting a second opinion from an endocrinologist.
Pain in the testicles should always be taken very seriously.
Let us know how things work out for you!
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