I'm not sure exactly what started it, but I began to notice a pain, a testicular pain, about a week ago. Over the next few days I managed to convince myself that testicular cancer could be the only cause of this dull aching sensation and therefore I proceeded to panic unreservedly.
Finally, yesterday, I took myself to the doc and underwent a brief, albeit embarrassing examination.
He determined that the cause of my pain was nothing as sinister as cancer, but more than likely a hernia. He mentioned something about pressure being applied to a nerve that runs into the groin or something like that but my relief at the news that it wasn't cancer meant that my ears stopped working momentarily.
Anyway, I'm going to stop training for a week or two to let things subside (hopefully) and try to resume on just moderate weight after that. I've downloaded and watched the video of mesh being inserted through a laparoscopic operation and whilst it doesn't look very inviting, it is the only cure I think.
I'm sure a number of T-Nationers have gone through a similar experience and I wonder if anyone can offer advice on whether I can continue to lift after the pain has subsided or am I better to stop altogether until I have an operation at some time in the future.
Thanks for any help or thoughts offered.