My 17-year-old son was diagnosed with Tumefactive MS last year. Over the past month, he has been experiencing pain in his testicles. Specifically, the pain is based in the epididymis and radiates up the vas deferens into the groin. There is no swelling or bruising. Even after 2 ultrasounds and several physical exams, they have no cause for this pain.
Can MS cause pain in strange places?
Pain and odd sensations isolated to the genital regions is more common in women with MS but can occur in men as well. Other conditions can cause referred pain, including kidney stones.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Director, Transverse Myelitis, Neuromyelitis Optica Programs
Director, Neurosciences Clinical Research Center
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center