I’m a 39 yr old guy with a 3-4 year background in crossfit, a little cf football and more recently playing around with Coach Rut Fitness Conduit wods at crossfit kc.
In the last year my training has been inconsistent and came back on to the Fitness Conduit 3 day week program comprising at present low rep heavy work then metcon.
About a month ago I got pain in my left testicle, lower abdomen and what felt like kidney area, had it checked - took antibiotics and got an ultra sound, was told no testicular problems but got a urological referral which is due for late Dec, as I think I’ve had three non STI testicular infections in last 10 years which I was told was rare for males - I say ‘think’ because after treatment with antibiotics the problem went away. The pain started a couple of days after doing a sprint/kip pull up/heavy dumb bell swing workout.
Within two weeks of the initial problems I started getting pain on the left side of my penis and numbness in my right testicle along with the pain in lower abdomen. I was checked again with ultra sound and advised no testicular problems (blood supply fine) and that the problem may be neural emanating from my spine. Shortly prior to this starting I had done some heavy clean and jerks, hang power cleans, front squats and dead lifts. I was given another more powerful antibiotic to rule out infection.
Last weekend I was doing some bar muscle ups and squats and included in my warm up some chi gong style spinal twists (turning as far left and right as possible). On Tue I started getting pain from the back of my testicles across the perineum into my anus. The pain moves back and forth and sometimes across the whole area. My anus often feels cold or full. At present it feel like a have a object pushing from my anus through into the back of my scrotum.
I’ve been to see a private dr as my dr told me that there long waiting lists for public mri/neurology assessment. I’ve had a lower spine area MRI and am awaiting results. In the last three days I’ve had for the first time in my life what I would describe as panic attacks. Which I’m concerned with also affect my work. Luckily I have a very supportive wife.
Any thoughts, advice welcome.
I think the cause is that I’ve come back from time off too hard, with too much weight and compromised form.