I have now got testicular and groin pain for the second time. there is also sometimes a dull ache in both legs and pelvic area.my wife is pregnant and it was belived i may have got it from her with the change in hormones.this was treated with dioxycline and symptons went,my wife also got tested and had a small case of thrush(she was also treated).i now have the same pain again a day or so after intercourse and i visited my GUM on wednesday and my urine was clear, the pain is intermittent and can sometimes get better and worse,could it have been caused by thrush again or could it also be something else.could you help with any diagnosis or what i should do.As i cant keep getting this everytime i go near my wife.
Asked by Hamm
10th June 2009 (in Health)
Response from Men's Sexual Health:
Thrush (or as it is often called Candida or Candidiosis) does not normally cause the symptoms you have described; the main symptom of male thrush is balanitis. Balanitis is inflammation of the penis.If you have balanitis, you may have the following symptoms: a very itchy, red, and sore glans (head of your penis),and/ or small red spots on the head of your penis (glans), and/or discharge from your penis, and/or pain when passing urine,and/or difficultly pulling back your foreskin, and/or a 'cheese-like' substance called smegma that smells a bit yeasty and sometimes collects under your foreskin. In some men, thrush also causes their foreskin to swell and crack. This is probably caused by an allergy to the yeast.
As you can see what you have described doesn’t seem to fit.
Consequently we would suggest going to either your Doctor or your local GUM Clinic to discuss this further.
Answered by team member Tim
3rd December 2009