Hi buddy, I’ve always had pain in both testicles, but my right one was the worst, this is why I had the right orchiectomy. Now the right side testicle is no longer there, my left remaining testicle is now giving me more grief, it’s now as worse as the right one was, and the sciatic pain is far worse as well.
The way I feel the pain on a day to day basis seems to map out two of my theories.
Two painful testicles, right one being the most painful. Could it be that the right testicle was overshadowing the left testicle, hence why the left testicle got painful less often. Now the right side testicle has been removed, this has allowed the left remaining testicle to shout louder (its now the most painful testicle)?
I was diagnosed with varicoceles and epididymal cysts in both testicles, the largest varicocele in left testicle at 3.5mm in size.
During a bowel movement I feel an awful ache/pain in my left testicle, the pain shoots down my leg to my knee and into my foot, could this be blood pooling in the varicocele and pressing on nerves?
Crosstalk? Some days I feel as if my remaining right spermatic cord (simple orchiectomy) is firing and sending pain signals up to my spine (L and S nerves) and crossing over to my left side cord and testicle, also other nerve branches that share the same nerve pathway, hence why I’m getting sciatica down leg and knee really badly?
When I had the right side varicocelectomy, after the procedure I had a tremendous ache/pain in my left testicle and leg for four weeks. I thought it was strange that I got my right side scrotum cut open and I get pain on my left side. The same thing has now happened after the orchiectomy, I get my right side scrotum cut open and I’m getting pain on my left side? It feels like the spermatic cord is triggering and cross-talking to the other side.
I’m also getting a lot of joint pain on left side, the shoulder, elbow, wrist, groin, knee and foot, the sciatica is really bad, this has got worst these past few days.
The most important part to all of this is… I always got pain in both left and right epididymis, the head and tail was always the most painful. I no longer get epi pain in the orchiectomy side (right) as epi is no longer there, but my left epi is killing me.
I guess the epi is the last part of the spermatic cord (VAS), so I strongly believe that my pain is travelling along both cords. The sciatica must be some sort of bi-product from the spermatic cord nerve pain.