Testicular Pain

Testicular pain can range from minor discomfort to severe, aching pain.

When pain is felt around one or both testicles, it could originate in the testicles, or in the groin or abdomen. Because the testicles are particularly sensitive, even the most minor blow or injury could lead to discomfort, or pain in the testicles. Occasionally, what feels like testicular pain could actually be a kidney stone or a hernia. Other causes of testicular pain include:

  • Diabetes-related nerve damage
  • The side effects of drugs such as chemotherapy drugs and some antibiotics
  • Inflammation of the testicles
  • A mass in the scrotum
  • The effects of mumps
  • STDs
  • A buildup of fluid which causes scrotum swelling
  • Inflammation of the blood vessels near the testicles
  • A particular type of gangrene, known as Fournier’s Gangrene
  • A urinary tract infection
  • Fluid buildup in the testicles
  • Cancer of the testicles
  • A twisted testicle
  • An undescended testicle
  • A vasectomy
  • Enlarged veins in the scrotum

Sudden, severe testicular pain could be caused by a twisted testicle, known as testicular torsion. This is a serious condition which requires immediate medical intervention, and is most common among adolescents. Testicular pain is felt in the testicles and/or scrotum.

Symptoms of Testicular Pain

Your exact symptoms of testicular pain will depend on the cause of the pain, however the following are the symptoms most often described by those with testicular pain:

  • Swelling, redness and/or tenderness of the scrotum or testicles
  • Painful urination
  • Discharge from the penis
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Fever
  • Ejaculation pain
  • Sexual intercourse pain
  • Blood in the semen or urine

Diagnosis of Testicular Pain

Your doctor will rely heavily on your own report of your symptoms, when they began, whether you suffered an injury, etc. A physical exam will be performed, as well as the following tests:

  • Urinalysis
  • Blood tests
  • A swab to test for STDs
  • Testicular ultrasound
  • Nuclear scan
  • X-rays, CT scans or an MRI in some cases

Treatment of Testicular Pain

If OTC pain relievers have not controlled your testicular pain, the interventional pain management specialists at Seattle Pain will develop a customized, comprehensive pain treatment program for you, which may include the following traditional and non-traditional treatments:

  • Stronger pain medications 
  • Neuropathic medications 
  • Nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Are you suffering from acute or chronic testicular pain?

Contact Our Seattle Pain Management Specialists

At Seattle Pain, our primary goal is to relieve your pain and help you improve your quality of life. We strive to develop a comprehensive and customized pain treatment that is designed to help you avoid surgery whenever possible. Call Seattle Pain today at 253-944-1289 or complete a contact form today.

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