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Painful Sex

My fiance recently went through painful kidney issues. Not sure if it was a stone or something worse but now that he is better he is afraid to have sex because he's scared it will happen again because it hurt him to have sex when he was in all the terrible pain. He says recently his left testicle has been hurting him and when he ejaculates it feels like his penis is on fire. Its affecting our relationship now that 2 months have gone by with no sex. He has no sex drive. Please help!
  • Female | 24 years old
  • Complaint duration: 90 days
  • Medications: Flexeril, indomethacin and ibuprofen
  • Conditions: Herniated discs L4 L5

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All the answers by the other docs are possible, could also be some sort of Phobia he may have to work through.

If all tests come back negative and nothing is found then I would look at psychological issues. Kidney stones do not cause these symptoms unless they are complicated by other infections.
Kidney stones do not have any impact on sexual function and erection. His testicular pain with ejaculation may be due to epididymitis/prostatitis. He will need to see a urologist to help him out. Ultimately his erection and sexual activity should return to normal.
Like you, I don't know exactly what he went through so unless he tells you what happened or seeks medical help with you in tow we can only speculate. Usually at his age it's an easy fix. Good luck.
This is a difficult situation to deal with since your fiance has to be willing to see his doctor , a urologist, and discuss his concerns and pain. Usually there is residual tenderness in the urethra after passing a stone and he might need some urinary analgesics to decrease the pain if it is not related to an infection. A visit to the urologist with you along for moral support is needed.