I've gotten to know Jeannie a little whilst being part of this forum and I know for a fact that she was only offering advice from concern, not trying to fob you off or anything! We are all here to offer support and gain some support.
You are right - if everytime we went to the doctors when we were concerned we'd be there all day, but your husband's symptoms sound scary and painful and that alone should mean that he gets some professional advice about this. I personally have no experience of what he felt and so cannot say what it could be, but I hope someone else can shed light on this! I really hope he's feeling better now, and good luck!