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Pain in left testicle when sitting down

16 Dec 2021 16:10 in response to Mark18211990

Hi Mark, 


I'm suffering with the same bloody thing, I had surgery on my groin and then had an infection from there, it's making me feel like I am going crazy, I go onto antibiotics which clear the pain in my testicle area but I have a dull ache in infuinal area where it meets with your abdomen. I'm just seeing if your nerve treatment worked for you? 

Pain in left testicle when sitting down

16 Dec 2021 16:57 in response to ben_98

Hi Ben,

Aww really! I hope things get better for you! 
I have been going through this now for nearly a year which is crazy! 
I tried pain medication amitriptyline which didn't work well for me and then I went on gabapentin for a few months on Several doses but I just kept feeling fatigue while taking them so I have now been referred to try nerve block injections to see if this will help with the pain but with the pandemic I think this may be a while till then! 

but in regards to the medication I know people it has worked for, just not me unfortunately! 

With your surgery was that done because of nerve pain and to try and get rid of it/decrease or was it a different surgery that's left you in pain? 

Also if anyone reading this and in the same or similar situation needs to chat feel free to get in touch.

Be a good way to connect with someone who's going through the same situation as I know it's not that many others who may deal with this or similar conditions.


Edited on Wed, 16/02/2022 - 10:47 by Mark18211990, Personal details removed in line with Cancer Chat's terms and conditions.

Pain in left testicle when sitting down

16 Jul 2022 00:00 in response to Jack02811

Hello I am 27 and I have a similar story, with pain in my right testicle when I sit down, yet related to varicose veins. 

I have varicose veins on both my legs, and over the last year or so I occassionally felt pain in my right testicle when I sat down with tighter shorts / trousers / underwear. Pain occured about every 2 weeks. I went to check if I had varicocele by an ultrasound scan about a year ago and nothing was found. The doctor inspected and also couldnt find anything. 

I was strongly convinced that this pain must be related to the varicose veins, which are slowly getting worse with age, as so was the pain in the testicle becoming more frequent. So I decided to get the vein in my right leg removed. 

2 days ago I had the varicose veins removed in my right leg (using a local anestetic, local injections around the vein and a lazer to burn it out). Vein removed from knee up to the groin area.  I had hoped that this would help with the tesicular pain, however it has done the opposite. Now, every time I sit down I feel pain in my right testicle. I went to the A&E last night for a doctor to see it (in case it was a post surgery blood clot or something) yet I was just told to take some pain killers and go home. Urine sample was clear and nothing was found.

Although the foot and leg will probably feel a lot better due to the operation, I deeply regret doing it as it has worsened the testicle pain. It is only 2 days after the surgery, I hope that this pain will gradually leave.

I have a desk job so I am also deeply concerned how things will be when I return to work. 

I hope this will help anyone in a similar situation who is considering surgery. And thank you guys for sharing, im glad to hear that Im not alone in this. 

Pain in left testicle when sitting down

17 Jul 2022 10:45 in response to KBusername


I'm so sorry to hear about all the discomfort and pain you have had to deal with recently. 
I hope that will time things will calm down for you and improve. Pain is such a difficult thing as it is something that can't be seen so others around us find it difficult to understand. It's good to know like you said you are not alone in this! 

Thank you for sharing your story and experience 

sending all the best for things to get better for you! 


Pain in left testicle when sitting down

18 Jul 2022 10:17 in response to KBusername

Hello, you have responded to a post that was made 18 months ago so I am afraid that it is possible you will not get a reply from that person.

I am sorry to hear about the pain you have. However, you had surgery recently so you might want to see if this pain gets better over the next couple of weeks and if it does not improve let your GP know.

I hope you feel better soon.

Take care


Pain in left testicle when sitting down

1 Sep 2022 16:35 in response to CRUK Nurse Caroline

Hi All

I came across this post before I went for my scan. I had testicles and abdomen done and nothing. A few bigger veins but nothing untoward. Still to get to the bottom of it properly but I've found 20 minutes of stretching (5 of that is sat with my legs up the wall so not hard) around the groin and hips plus a couple of ibuprofen have done the trick after a couple of weeks of simply not sleeping. It can still be painful when leaning forwards for a long time on a chair but seems to be getting better. 

I do sometimes get the testicle that hurts swell when I walk as well particularly in tighter jeans but just seems to be chronic nerve pain which the stretching seems to help. 

it may or may not work but give it a go for a couple of weeks if the doctor can't really find a cause and let me know how you get on. 


Pain in left testicle when sitting down

16 Sep 2022 11:22 in response to rmjenk

Hi Richard

Would you mind sharing with me the stretches that you do as I have the same issue.


Pain in left testicle when sitting down

16 Sep 2022 11:35 in response to PAC

Of course. They're all hip exercises and are basically these (or a slight variation on) them


I have a foam roller which isn't cheap but if you can get one then I'd recommend it anyway. I use that first on my hamstring, glutes and lower back. Then I'll lie for 5 minutes with my legs at 90 degrees and then for 2 minutes pull my knees gently towards my shoulders (bending knees obviously). Then I'll pick 3 or 4 of those hip exercises and then finally squat down and gently go up and down by a couple of inches at the bottom to try and increase how low I can squat. Do that four or 5 times and you should be able to get lower. 

It's definitely helped increase blood flow and pain has subsided in about a month. 

obviously bear in mind we may have a different issue but all my scans, prostate PSA, blood and urine were all clear. If you're the same then hopefully this should start to help on a few weeks. Just keep at it!

Pain in left testicle when sitting down

16 Sep 2022 11:40 in response to rmjenk

Thank you very much Richard.

I have had all the tests and scans and been told I have a varicocele which I wil have treatment for when I get to the top of the waiting list but I am not too sure if this is the issue and I don't really think the Consultants do.

At least if I have the above proceedure to fix the Varicocele then it will either cure it or we can rule it out.

I will have a go at the stretches and see if it helps, thanks again I really apprecaite it.

Kind Regards


Pain in left testicle when sitting down

16 Sep 2022 12:15 in response to PAC

No problem. There's some specific varicocele exercises on YouTube but they look too hard to be honest but these should do the same thing and get the blood flowing 

Pain in left testicle when sitting down

26 Nov 2022 05:26 in response to Jack02811

For the past 5 years ive had a burning sensation in my right testicle, ive been back and forth from the doctors they referred me for a scan which showed nothing (phew), they then referred me to a urologist who said 'it's all in my head the pain' i could have kicked him in the ******** haha.

With more further research by myself, i think its a trapped nerve in my cauda equina, loads of nerves at the bottom of your spine.

So now im seeing a sports therapist who can hopefully treat me, im also on the verve of having a MRI scan hopefully that will pinpoint the problem.


Hope this helps

Pain in left testicle when sitting down

30 Nov 2022 21:40 in response to Mark18211990

Hi Mark,

Just wondering how things are now with you and if you found some relief from the pain and if you have any suggestions.



Pain in left testicle when sitting down

28 Dec 2022 23:59 in response to user5005

Is this post still going I'm having the same sort of pain in left testicle, lower abdomen on same side. Saw a doctor a while ago he checked them and said no abnormalities and the pain could be from anywhere and that was it. Pain went away completely for about 6 weeks but now has come back exactly the same as before :/. Pretty certain it's not bladder related as it's only the left side. Seems odd for it to have gone away for such a long time and then come back. It is noticeably worse when I'm at work. My job is physically demanding

Pain in left testicle when sitting down

29 Dec 2022 16:21 in response to Runoutofoptions

Hello again

Its been about a month since any of the other guys posted on this thread so I thought I would reply to you.  I think you should speak to your doctor about your pain just to be on the safe side.  Also I am a bit concerned that Cancer Chat might not be the best pace for you guys to be hanging out.  As it is a cancer forum you may find that it keeps cancer front of mind for you when this may not be what is causing your problems.  Everyone with cancer or concerns about it is welcome on Cancer Chat, but sometimes its not the best place to discuss other health issues.  It might be more helpful to look at the resources available at the Mens Health Forum .

I hope that is a helpful suggestion


Pain in left testicle when sitting down

29 Dec 2022 16:56 in response to CRUK Nurse Martin

Thanks for replying had an emergency GP appointment this morning felt them again said they were fine again. Has basically said most of the time they can't tell where the pain comes from and you just have to live with it. Urine test all come back fine. So that's 2 doctors appointments where they have both said the testicles are fine and they don't know. Said could possibly be a small hernia that he coudont feel or varicocele. Again said nothing they could do. I'm not especially worried about the pain tbh. But I've already missed 2 weeks of work because of this. Had to leave early last night as when I was unloading the lorries the pain was literally bringing tears to my eyes and I have a high pain threshold