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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My 17 year old son had his right removed 2 years ago

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My 17 year old son had his right testicle removed 2 years ago as they thought he had testicular cancer but luckily it proved benign. Last night we were at a&e as he thought he had testiculat torsion but they said it was more likely to be varicoceles but a ultrasound proved there was no tumour or varicoceles but only a tiny cyst but could not expalin why he was in discomfort and had a dragging feeling
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi--what exactly are his symptoms right now?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

He explains as discomfort in the lower abdomen and a dragging feeling as if he has been kicked in the stomach but it isn't really painful. He felt slightly sick last night


Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
OK Kate--so he doesn't have any testicular pain or discomfort? Were there any other tests run besides the ultrasound?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The dragging feeling is in his testicle and no further tests except bp, temp, pulse and urine sample test which showed no infection.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Sorry for the questions but I'm not sure exactly what he means by a dragging feeling?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Last night it was much more obvious and painful but today he describes it as like a gentle uncomfortable pull down, his words not mine.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
OK--is any part of his testicle tender to the touch?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No it isn't tender to touch.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
OK Kate--just one last question--any back or flank pain?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Not that he has said just the lower abdo uncomfortableness

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Thanks Kate--just wanted to get all the information first. Even though the urinalysis may have been clear, this sounds like a prostate infection which is radiating discomfort to the testicle. If by chance the discomfort completely resolves in another day or two, all's well. If not, he needs a digital (rectal) examination of his prostate followed by another urinalysis and a urine culture. Nothing too serious here--two weeks of Septra DS twice a day usually completely clears these infections