Have Had Pain In Lower Back On Left Side, Down Left Hip, Left Testicle, And Down Left Leg To Foot.

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Have Had Pain In Lower Back On Left Side, Down Left Hip, Left Testicle, And Down Left Leg To Foot.

I have had pain in my lower back on the left side, radiating into my left hip, left testicle, and down my left leg to my foot. I have had for several years. Maybe twice, the pain all of a sudden stopped and switched to the right side instead of the left, but it only stayed on the right for a few minutes, then went back to the left side. It doesn't matter if I'm standing, lying down, or sitting. Twenty years ago I had trouble with my hips and the doctor said I had bone growing together in my lower back that was pinching nerves and he said would stop hurting after it grew together, but it never did. I have put up with pain for years, but I am getting tired of it.

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Hi there, Gary -

Did you ever discover what was causing this issue? It sounds like you might have some nerve involvement in your lower back or pelvic area, and I hope you were able to see a doctor and get some relief. Perhaps you could come back and tell the other members of the community what your diagnosis was and how it was treated? It might be helpful to other people going through the same thing.

Also, here are some links that might be useful to you:

Neuralgia

What Can Be Done About Nerve Pain?

Let's Talk Pain Meds

Be well!

Answered by Amy Tudor