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Numbness in the testicle due to nerve damage. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hi My boyfriend has an issue with numbness in his left testicle.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   I'm guessing since he was about 15
User :   hes 23 now
Doctor :   ok
For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   23 male and no dependents
Doctor :   ok
User :   and hes divorced
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did he consult any physician for the same?
User :   no
User :   he has no insurance so he wont go to the doctor because we cant afford it
Doctor :   is the color of the testicle change?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the size of the testis same ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other problems he has
User :   the one he is complaining of being numb is a little larger than the other
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he have any pain
User :   no
User :   its not swollen or anything he said its just numb
Doctor :   does he have feeling of heaviness?
User :   no
Doctor :   any time he had sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
User :   not that I am aware of
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   apart from numbness any other problems he has
User :   not that he is complaining of
Doctor :   from testicles i mean
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from the history given it is difficult to say what is the cause of numbness
Doctor :   but
Doctor :   we can think of one condition which causes
Doctor :   numbness
User :   ok
Doctor :   did u have any infections?
Doctor :   in recent past?
User :   yeast infections but thats it
Doctor :   ok
User :   so what could cause it?
Doctor :   it can due to maligancy
Doctor :   or local infection
Doctor :   trauma
User :   maligancy what is that
Doctor :   cancer
User :   what kind of local infection
Doctor :   any local infection of the skin
Doctor :   or sensory nerve damage
Doctor :   but for this
Doctor :   i need clinical examination and few tests
User :   ok
Doctor :   like ultrasound of pelvis
User :   so in other wise i need to get him to a doctor
Doctor :   to arrive at diagnosis
Doctor :   i sguuest u to see urologist for the same
User :   okay
Doctor :   since it is long standing problem
Doctor :   yes
User :   any one you could recommend in my area
Doctor :   we are XXXX based
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   where are u located?
User :   XXXXXX
Doctor :   ok
User :   but if it was nerve damage wouldnt there be pain?
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
Doctor :   sensory nerve damage
Doctor :   due to trauma
Doctor :   not of recent origin
User :   like a hit to his testicles?
Doctor :   i mean
Doctor :   quiet possible
Doctor :   thats the reason i meant
User :   he said when he was younger he played basketball in gym and the ball has hit him in the testicles
Doctor :   i need to have clinical examination
Doctor :   ok
User :   tahts the only thing he could think of
User :   thats*
Doctor :   difficult to say
User :   ok
Doctor :   what exact is the cause with history alone
Doctor :   with clinical examination and tests we should be able to determine the problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
User :   thank you for your time
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   good nite
User :   good night
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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