Nutcracker syndrome

What is Nutcracker syndrome?

It is caused due to compression of the left renal vein, most commonly between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, with impaired blood outflow often accompanied by distention of the distal portion of the vein. It results in elevated left renal vein pressure and possible collateral vein development.

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Have been having chest pain over the last year and have had stress test that ruled out the heart, but continue to have intense chest pressure, like a belt around you just at lower rib, leading too vomiting and pain so intense that I can't sleep, have heard the term nutcracker syndrome nothing I do seems to relive any of the pain any ideas would be welcomed.
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, nutcracker esophagus is a possibility.
It is due to sudden spasm of esophagus.
Another possibility is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
It is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter. Because of this the...
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Nutcracker syndrome?Hello Dr.I must be the unluckiest guy in the world.I am a 21 year old male and still a virgin.This afternoon it was all going to change, but The girl, who was overweight Put to much preasure onto my pelvic area just above the penis, And a sharp pain shot into my lower left side and the pain was too much for me to continue.Later today I noticed that my testicles are overly sensitive and it feels kind of like I have been Kicked between the legs. I also urinate every 20 - 25 minutes, and while urinating I also get the sharp pain in my lower back, also in the left side. When lying down my left leg would go numb. After a bit of research I found the nutcracker syndrome diagnoses the most accurate. The pain keeps getting worse and I find it difficult to do just about anything.Also I think its worth mentioning that I used to be fat and lost all the weight except around the top of where the penis starts. I also have had Bladder infections a few times in the past.I'm going to lose my mind. Please can you suggest what course of action I should take and Best and worst case scenarios for my condition.Thank you.Im ki9
Thanks for query.

You have sustained injury to your testicle and penis during sexual encounter .

Please consult qualified General Surgeon or Urologist for clinical examination and to assess the extent of injury.

You need to get Ultrasound Scanning of Scrotum and abdomen done to rule out any...
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Hello, I am 34 years old female, I had recurrent episodes of hematuria, proteinuria, and severe colicky pains in the last year; last december I had laparoscopic surgery and found out I have ovarian and pelvic varicose veins. Could this be related to my previous symptoms (as in nutcracker syndrome)?

Your symptoms, as you suggested; seem to be related with nutcracker syndrome. Due to compression, venous congestion direct the pressure towards ovarian and pelvic veins. You must see a nephrologist for further evaluation and management.

May you recover soon
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So I have this pain in my left side radiating down to the left testicle that last about 3- 4 hours after masturbating. During sex I get it sometimes not all the time. I have gone to my family DR. and he ran some tests ( urine analysis, ulttra sound, etc) all came back negative. Yet I still continue to get pain not sure why..... About six months ago i have to go to emergency and they said i had epiydermitis and gave me some drugs. It cleared it up in about one week. Any suggestions as to the pain?
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts it appears that you may have Varicocele on left side This can be confirmed only on clinical examination and Doppler study.Please consult some surgeon for clinical evaluation..Pain is most likely to be due to dragging of testicular vein which drains...
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iI have severe pelvic and left side pain Dr says I have diverticulitis and have severe cramps. I sometimes sweat a lot and while lying down my arms go numb I had a hysterectomy and I am now 47. I also have blood in urine and was told I had nutcracker syndrome years ago. Can u give me any ideas? Was also told vitamin D is low. Thx.
Hi,Cynthia davis,
Thanks for query,
It seems that you might have kidney stone on left side.
There is also possibility of infection in your genital tract.
go for ultra sound and find out the cause.
Go for urine check up for blood and pus cells.
ok and bye.
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Age: 33
Height: 69''
Weight: 180lbs
Pain in left testicle fro apprx 2-3yrs. Ultrasound showed no lump or tumor. Vericocele was found to be cause for pain. Received series of cord block injections and anti-inflammatory meds. Pain began to radiate from left lower abdomen and into the left testicle. Ultrasound shows no hernia, however, physical exam led my current physician to believe I have a hernia. I have recently read about "NutCracker Syndrome". Is this a common issue, mis-diagnosis of this syndrome. I ask because my urologist wants to go straight into shaving my spermatic cord...???
Hi and welcome to HCM. As an Urologist, i can understand your anxiety.
Your symptoms aren't due to ' nut cracker ' syndrome.
Your ultrasound scan shows a varicocele,which should be it's cause.
Hernia is well seen on clinical examination and accurately on the scan.
As it's not reported on the...
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