First of, let me say this is not a joke. Some people think castration is funny, if you are one of those people then leave. I've complained of left testicular pain for two years. Doctors just putting me in debt and not solving the problem. I'm thinking or I should say I have been think for a long time now about removing it on my own. I of course want to keep the right side in tact. I know it would be dangerous to try but what else can I do? If they won't cure me and just say "deal with it" I don't see too many options. I can either kill myself, attempt my own surgery and live, or attempt it and die. Then there's the possibility of injuring myself more or that removing it won't help. I have to try something though! I can't just do nothing. I care about my quality of life even if Dr. Lockhart does not. I wonder if Bactine would work for the pain and possible infection. I swear on the Internet there is hardly any information out there on human castration and how it's performed. Most websites just frown on attempting it by yourself but in my situation I don't see what else I can do besides committing suicide. I have made it very clear that this pain cannot be managed effectively enough to live a functional life. It needs to be out of my life completely. I have bruises on my leg where I massage it roughly when it hurts. I just want my life to be over if this doesn't change. Before anyone says "oh don't do it" stop and think - would you want to live with a kicked in the nuts feeling for the rest of your life? No, didn't think so. This may seem extreme but it's getting really desperate with no relief.