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    Epididymitis and perineum ache - Health Anxiety has come back...

    I was wondering whether anyone had experience of epididymitis? I have been suffering with mild discomfort in the left testicle and perineum for almost a week now with the pain going up into the left side of my abdomen. Needless to say I have convinced myself I have either prostate or testicular cancer Ė for some reason my anxiety has gone stratospheric and Iím nothing short of a wreck at the moment...no good to my family and friends and Iím lucky itís the holidays as I canít even begin to contemplate going to work.

    Thankfully I managed to get in to see the GP today who listened to my symptoms, examined me and said that he thought it was epididymitis. He pressed on my abdomen and I nearly hit the roof because it was so tender. He explained that the infection can cause abdomen tenderness and that I would need antibiotics to clear it up, which he prescribed.

    Iím in a high state of anxiety, despite seeing the GP and the antibiotics not having taken effect yet. I am trying to be rational but itís difficult.

    Iíve been under (what I consider to be) three months of extreme stress (huge work stress, my partner having a significant cancer scare shortly followed by my closest friends having his own cancer scare Ė thankfully both are well). I feel exhausted...and I really do mean completely empty, both physically and emotionally and now I have to deal with aching testicles and abdomen. I feel like Iím hanging on for dear life here.

    I just hoped that anyone could offer their experience of how they dealt with similar symptoms and found a way through.

    Apologies for my whining, I realise how pathetic I sound, I just need to vent somewhere other than to my partner so as to give them a break.

    Thank you for any words offered.

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    Re: Epididymitis and perineum ache - Health Anxiety has come back...

    Been there done that. Very painful but totally benign. The doc would know straight away if you had cancer.

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    Re: Epididymitis and perineum ache - Health Anxiety has come back...

    Going through the same kinda thing atm doctors give me anxiety tabs last night i took my first one and i have decided to stick to calms as i didnt like them and the place i found myself in on tqking them

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    Re: Epididymitis and perineum ache - Health Anxiety has come back...

    Thanks for the replies and sorry to hear that you're suffering similar things. I'm trying my very best to get a grip but I'm wavering terribly. I have discomfort all over, from my perineum, buttocks, abdomen and testicle. I think the abdominal pain may also be IBS but I just wish I could be sure these symptoms are likely anxiety related. Feeling very low, like I'm being crushed under a huge weight.

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    Re: Epididymitis and perineum ache - Health Anxiety has come back...

    I know how you feel i broke down boxing day lucky to have my family at this time hope you are supported

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    Re: Epididymitis and perineum ache - Health Anxiety has come back...

    How are you holding up op woke up this morning with 2 achers and in a world of hurt

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