Yes, I’ve given myself an exam (no lumps or anything else unusual) and I’m going to see the doctor about this (later on tomorrow), but given that I’m a bit of a hypochondriac I’d like some ideas of what the heck could be causing this (other than the “big C” of course).
As for my symptoms, well, yesterday, it started feeling like someone kicked the hell out of it, but I’ve had no blows to the family jewels, and I wasn’t doing any heavy lifting at the time (though I do a lot of heavy lifting on my job). The level of the pain comes and goes (but doesn’t increase when I pick anything up), and touching my nut (or anything else in the general area) doesn’t add to the pain (though raising it up does make me feel better).
I’m not a doc but a few things other than the “big C” come to mind. It could be that you’ve contracted mumps, or your testicle might have become twisted inside your scrotum, or it could be epididymitis…an inflammation of the epididymis. Or it could just be a good old case of “blue balls.” (Have you been gettin’ enough lately? )
And there are more possibilities, but these should be enough to show you that your symptoms can be caused by a lot of fairly benign ailments.
I had this problem back in my late teens, with occasional recurring bouts with it. Keeping my abdominal muscles in good shape has prevented any repeat performances for the last couple of decades, thankfully. The fact that elevating the scrotum relieves the symptoms is what leads me to this notion. Then again, I may be full of it. Your doctor will tell you what’s going on.
IANACH (I Am Not Abbie Carmichael’s Husband) but I had epididymitis, and let me tell you, that’s the worst pain I’ve ever had. I mean sitting on the edge of the tub near the toilet waiting to puke it hurt so bad.
Pulled groin muscle? Damn. That happened to me a few years ago. I was working an active job at the time - small package delivery - so it was a pretty serious problem. I though for sure I’d herniated myself.
Warning: You’re going to have to take it easy, or that could take months to heal. Mine dragged on (so to speak) for over a year before it completely subsided and went away. Not fun.