So today I went to see my doctor about a nagging pain I started getting about a week ago, in my lower right abdominal region, that's become more frequent, as well as severely painful. I first noticed it when I was working inside a duct (I clean air duct for a living, among other construction services) and was really dehydrated. It was something like 110 inside and I was wearing a tyvek suit to keep insulation off of me, so obviously it was hot as hell. After I got out was when the pain hit.
Typically I label most pains as a 3 or 4 on a scale of 1 to 10. This pain was more annoying than anything (a 1 or 2), like a cramp. At first I thought it was heat cramps or something to do with that, but hours later after I had hydrated it returned. Every day after that it became a lot worse.
The odd thing is it never hurts when I'm lifting or straining, it hurts when I'm sitting down or standing around. It didn't affect my training at all until yesterday. Until then I'd just been dealing with it by waiting until it had passed or it wasn't as painful to start a set. Yesterday was a whole different story, though, because the pain was already pretty bad while I was at work (at least a 4 or 5).
After work I came home to quickly shower before I hit the gym, and while I was washing my manhood I noticed the feeling pretty badly. The closest things I can compare it to are having someone reaching inside my abdomen and twisting, turning, tearing and other painful actions, and being kicked in the balls over and over. After the shower I did my usual after work stuff and then headed to the gym. I barely even got warmed up before the pain it the worst it's ever been.
I was doing deadlifts yesterday (or I was supposed to), but after my warm up I'd barely even bent down to touch the bar and the pain hit like a brick wall, knocking me on my ass. I had to sit there and just breathe for about 2 minutes before I could even get up to put the weights away. The ride home was extra fun because of how bad it hurt.
This has to be the worst pain I've ever felt (8 out of 10). I had to take the day off just because of the pain. When I went to the doctor's they did a physical test with all the poking and prodding and the dreaded, "turn your head and cough," test (at least she was good looking) but to no avail. There's no protrusions or any pain when an area is pressed on, but it can randomly hit, whether I'm sitting, standing, laying down, etc. There's nothing going on regarding bowel movements or anything like that and I've never had any surgeries.
We covered everything we could think of before I left that office and still found nothing. Next week I'm supposed to have an abdominal/groin ultrasound to see what's going on where they can't just poke and prod. Until then I'm just taking it easy, going day by day.
My thoughts is it's something to do with the spermatic cord, because about 30 minutes after the doc was done poking at it my testicular region began to hurt as much as it did yesterday for about 2 hours straight. Does this sound like a typical hernia to you guys or am I beginning to move up shit creek without my paddle?
Thanks for reading and any input.