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There is a dull, throbbing ache in my right testicle. Is it hernia ?

About a week ago (a little more) I hurt my back at work. It felt fine, it didn t start bothering me until the next morning. It was my lower back, and hurt to move it. After 3 days-ish the back pain stopped, but every since that first day my right testicle has a dull, throbbing ache. It hurts off and on each day, no specific times. When I walk my thigh/groin area slightly hurts as if it were a pulled muscle. Everything I have read online said that if It was an inguinal hernia I would feel a lump or something, but everything seems fine. There is no lump, or bulge anywhere from my stomach down. I don t know what this is, and I am too embarrassed to ask my parents to take me to the doctor about it. What could this possibly be?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
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your few symptoms doesnt suggest about the inguinal hernia, is there impulse on coughing? it increase during walking and subside during sleeping and rest? A doctor can confirm this after local examination. Try to visit your doctor for confirmation and treatment as usual,dont feel so sharing with you parents
Answered: Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Rhea Chanda's  Response
The chances of hernia are low due to the back trauma as hernias usually occur over a period of time.This time line is too short.You could be having infection or trauma to the testis .You need an ultrasound of the testis to look for any blood/fluid accumulation.I suggest you see that doctor soon.Although you shouldnt hide such things from your parents,maybe a friend could go with you to the doctor.
Answered: Mon, 21 Mar 2011
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