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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   About a week ago, I stared having intermittent shooting pains around my left testicle area. My upper left high seems to feel it as well. about 2 and a half weeks ago, i had the same sharp but dull intermittent pain in my left lower back area, I would say my kidneys. But I have not vomited or felt nausea, nor is the pain unbearable.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   may i know your age please
User :   hi. I'm AAAAAAA
User :   37. non smoker.
Doctor :   is the pain constant ?
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   no. it comes and goes about 7-10 times a day. a little more frequently today
User :   no other medical condition. a little overweight, but dont smoke, dont drink. married 2 healthy kids
Doctor :   do you remember the onset of pain ? when it first started ? what were you doing at that time
User :   just waking up and walking to the kitchen
User :   about a week ago
Doctor :   is your left testicle tender to touch ?
User :   no. i keep checking for lumps too. nothing
Doctor :   are you on any any medications ?
Doctor :   do you lift weights ?
User :   yes. I have been going to the gym a while now. I started P90X a few weeks agao...but I seriously took it easy
Doctor :   any fever recently ?
User :   no consistent medications, just vitamins. I was on z-pak last week for an ear infection but it started prior to the prescription being filled
User :   no fever
Doctor :   ok well you do need to see a urologist undergo few tests . that will include blood work, urinalysis and Ultrasonography
Doctor :   it can also be a referred pain radiating and moving towards your testicular area from your back
Doctor :   caused by a nerve compression
User :   nerve compression?
User :   what is an ultrasonagraphy
Doctor :   testicular pain is a common complaint by people who have recently started a gym
Doctor :   ultrasonagraphy is also what we call as ultrasound
User :   oh, ok
User :   ok great...I'll break out my network book of urologists
User :   thank you
Doctor :   we need these tests as they will help us to pinpoint the exact cause
Doctor :   and you will be treated accordingly
User :   excellent. thats what my wife said. I guess she's right for once
Doctor :   well i cant argue on that
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   no thanks. i appreciate it. I just didn't want to go to my doctor if i knew I had to see a urologist for the answers.
Doctor :   ok, your most welcome
Doctor :   have a good one
Doctor :   bye
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