Carrie - posted on 03/18/2012 ( 17 moms have responded )
My son is 12 now and for the past 2 or so years he's been having pain in his testicle. Took him to a urologist at Children's Hospital. They did an ultrasound and found nothing. Had another ultrasound at a local hospital a year and a half later (about 2 months ago) and found nothing. He's not in extreme pain but it does hurt him. My ex-husband (his father) has the same problem and has been to drs and had several different tests run. Nothing. Anyone have any ideas what this might be or what's causing it? My unprofessional opinion rules out a torsion b/c it's not extreme pain, goes away fairly quickly (30 minutes to a couple of hours), happens every so often (once every couple of months, sometimes more often sometimes less often) and ultrasound would have found it. There's no swelling and no heat when it hurts. He says the pain goes from his testicle up into his lower stomach. I thought it might be pre-puberty hormones but his dad is in his 30's and still has this problem. Thanks in advance for all your help and ideas.