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Ignoring the symptoms will not make them go away and could lead to permanent health problems, so it is important to consult a doctor for treatment.
Causes of Testicular Pain
Direct trauma to the testicles can be the cause of pain, but this type of pain is usually fleeting and unlikely to require treatment.
Medical causes of testicular pain include;
- Testicular cancer
- Epididymal cysts or hydroceles
- Epididymitis – inflammation caused by an STI or UTI
- Kidney Stones-specifically referred pain
- Testicular Torsion – twisted testicles
- Some types of Hernia
- Bacterial or Viral Infections
- Undescended Testicle
- Pelvic or back problems
As well as experiencing pain in one or both testicles, you may also experience some of the following symptoms.
The pain you feel can vary. It can be a constant dull ache or a sharp, intense pain. Testicular pain can be an acute condition, or it can be chronic. Therefore, it is crucial to investigate the problem as soon as possible.
Because there are a lot of possible causes of testicular pain, it can be necessary to perform a number of tests to identify the cause of your pain.
A physical exam is usually necessary as this can identify any lumps within your testicles as well as help to identify signs of infection. An ultrasound may be taken of your testicles. This will allow your doctor to look at the structure of your testicles as well as the blood flow. You may be asked for a urine sample. This can be tested for signs of infections, UTIs and kidney stones. Sometimes a scan of the abdomen or back region may be undertaken to exclude referred causes of pain.
The treatment you need will depend on exactly what is causing your symptoms.
In some cases, you may be prescribed medications, such as pain killers and antibiotics. For some conditions, surgery may be necessary. For example, this is the case for testicular torsion, undescended testicles, and if there is fluid accumulated around the testicles. To know which is the proper course of action, you will need to consult with a doctor.
If you have any of the following symptoms along with testicular pain, then you should make an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible.
- You can feel a lump on your scrotum
- You have a fever
- Your scrotum is red or warm to the touch
Have any questions regarding Testicular pain?
If you are ready to talk to a doctor about Testicular pain, then please make an appointment with Mr Suks Minhas. He is an experienced urologist and will be able to help you find and treat the cause of your pain. Please get in touch here.
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One of the UK’s most eminent andrologists
Mr Suks Minhas is widely regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health. With specialist interest and expertise in areas including male fertility and erectile dysfunction, penile and testicular cancers and male urology, he sees patients from all over the UK covering a vast range of concerns.
Professor Suks Minhas
Professor Suks Minhas is widely regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health. With specialist interest and expertise in areas including male fertility and erectile dysfunction, penile and testicular cancers and male urology, he sees patients from all over the UK covering a vast range of concerns.