Epididymitis *A Serious Health Question*

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by fightingthegoodfight, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. I am a preloader and latly have been feeling very dull to sharp pains in both my right kidney and well as my right testicle. I was convinced i was having another kidney stones as they were similar pains from one i had a few years ago. Anyway after work yesterday i could barly stand in pain in both parts were killing me and i made it through my shift and finally decided to go to the ER.

    After a CT scan showed no stone they took an ultrasound of my testicles and later told me i had Epididymitis they DR told me that with this particular job constant heavy lifting can push urine back into the epididmis. As most preloaders will know we are always busting our backs with a full bladder not stop one package after another me personally load 5000-6000 packages a week with an average weight of 20lbs thats 100000-120000 lbs a month!!! Never mind per year

    Anyway my question is has anyone every experienced this or have similar pain in there kidney or nuts?
  2. WESLA

    WESLA It is what it is

    That's not good!
    You really shouldn't let management push you to the point of not going to the bathroom when you have to go. They might try an tell you it would be work stoppage but that's bull. Good luck in your fight!
  3. Yea its actually 100000 lbs a week!!! give or take
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Reminds me of a preloader I knew who put an orange down his pants and ran around screaming, "OMG! I busted a nut!".
  5. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Get some strange lately? Catch the clap?
  6. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I sneezed real hard while delivering a package up some stairs years ago, and I dropped to my knees in pain. It felt like I busted my right nut. It was hard to walk, so I packed it in and went to the ER. I got the same diagnosis as you. If I remember right, they gave me some antibiotics for it. Very painful. About once a year, that nut gets tender for no reason at all. Makes me wonder if it is a recurring condition.
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Had a vasectomy about 8 years ago and had sore nuts about two years later. Went to the urologist and he said I had to start wearing briefs as it seems to be a common problem after a vasectomy by those who wear boxers. Well 8 years later I still get sore nuts for about 2 days and slap some briefs on over the weekend and that usually fixes it, otherwise it's boxers full time.
  8. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    If you want to have children? Worry about what happened to your semen
  9. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Not to be a prick, but I ponder your intent in posting this. This is not a health forum and we are not qualified medical professionals.

    If you have a "full bladder" than I suggest you use the restroom.

    Frequent urination is typically a sign of a medical condition, so if you have to pee multiple times a day and possess a generic doctor's note, no UPS managerial employee will question you. If they do, contact HR and/or grieve it. If that fails (unlikely), contact a lawyer.

    We have PTers who use the bathroom everyday three, four or even six times each -- even when they clock out in less than 3.5 WITH a ten minute break. Occassionally management will try to do something about it, but they quickly give up after realizing this is a battle the company doesn't want to deal with.
  10. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I think his intention is to wonder if others have had the same condition. Not real complicated if you ask me. I don't remember him asking if any of us is a doctor on the weekends. Just be glad you can bitch about the post and not the condition. I can't think of a worse spot to have biting pain.
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Every day that I work , I get a really sharp stabbing pain in my back.
    I finally realized it was from all the knives mgt was putting there.
  12. didyousheetit

    didyousheetit Active Member

    you're lucky my pain is a little more south
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Which testicle hurts?
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Why, are you planning on kissing it and making it better? Lol
  15. pharacyde

    pharacyde Member

    I had it about a year ago. Not fun at all.
  16. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    I am PT and urinate 4-5 times a shift. I never felt guilt. I am drinking water constantly and despite sweating like a whore in church, still have to go every hour. I am sorry about your condition.
  17. uber

    uber Guest

    Nut up.

    You gotta piss a little bit, big deal.
  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    No pun intended?
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It worked when mother kissed boo-boos.
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Seems OK for him to place it here. To me. Some people never go to the medical question area, and he wanted advice, information from people who lift for a living.