Study of the Effects of Botox on Chronic Testicular Pain

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to determine if Botox injections will provide relief from chronic testicular pain. Botox is currently used to treat other urological conditions like overactive bladder and lower urinary tract problems. For these conditions, Botox works by relaxing muscles in the affected areas. We believe that Botox will act similarly in the treatment chronic testicular pain.

Who we are studying

  • Men
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with chronic orchialgia (testicular pain)
  • No current infection of scrotal skin
  • No bilateral orchiectomy (surgical procedure to remove both testicles)

What is involved

  • Initial assessment of medical history and demographic factors
  • 1 injection into the spermatic cord (scrotum)
  • 5 visits to the CRU (1 for injection
  • Remaining 4 for follow-up questionnaires)

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Janet Shuping; Caroline Ludwig
Email
jshuping@wakehealth.edu; cludwig@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-2612; 336-716-5773

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