It’s been a while now. Anyway today I am talking about PAIN, pain in the Testicle or Scrotum.
I am talking about it today because I have received series of calls from my male client complaining about it. Particularly on the the Left Testicle…
So, let’s discuss it today…
You may think that when a health problem affects your testicles, pain symptoms will be felt on both the right and left sides. But plenty of conditions can trigger symptoms only on one side.
This is because the anatomy of your left testicle is slightly different from that of your right.
Your left testicle, in particular, is more vulnerable to a number of conditions, such as varicoceles, caused by vein problems, and testicular torsion, which is a twisting of the testicle inside the scrotum.
If your left testicle hurts, it’s important to know some of the more common causes, their symptoms, and some treatment options.
What causes pain in the testicles?
Testicular (scrotum) pain can have several causes, from infections to traumatic injuries. Sometimes, testicular pain can be a medical emergency.
Testicle (scrotum) pain has a number of possible causes. The testicles are very sensitive, and even a minor injury can cause testicle pain or discomfort.
Pain might arise from within the testicle itself or from the coiled tube and supporting tissue behind the testicle (epididymis).
Sometimes, what seems to be testicle (scrotum) pain is caused by a problem that starts in the groin, abdomen or somewhere else — for example, kidney stones and some hernias can cause testicle pain. The cause of testicle pain can’t always be identified.
Causes of testicle pain or pain in the testicle area can include:
- Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by diabetes)
- Epididymitis (testicle inflammation- Sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea, can cause epididymitis. Urinary tract infections can also lead to epididymitis.)
- Hydrocele (fluid buildup that causes swelling of the scrotum)
- Idiopathic testicular pain (unknown cause)
- Inguinal hernia
- Kidney stones
- Orchitis (inflamed testicle)
- Prostatitis (Bacteria infection of the Prostate gland)
- Scrotal masses
- Spermatocele (fluid buildup in the testicle)
- Testicle injury or blow to the testicles
- Testicular torsion (twisted testicle)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Varicocele (enlarged veins in the scrotum- Varicoceles may also affect a person’s fertility.)
Doctors do not know what causes varicoceles, but they can usually treat them with surgery.
It is best to see a doctor if any of the following symptoms accompany testicular pain:
- discolouration of the testicles
- unusual, bloody or cloudy discharge from the penis
- testicular swelling
- pain that gets worse over time
Anyone with symptoms of testicular torsion should seek emergency medical attention. Without treatment, any condition that affects blood flow could result in loss of the testicle or surrounding parts.
If a person experiences swelling or pain in one or both testicles, it is best to see a doctor. If the pain is causing nausea and vomiting, they should seek immediate medical attention.
In cases of testicular torsion, the sooner a person seeks help, the more likely they can receive prompt attention to restoring blood flow.
Medical treatments are available for most causes of testicular pain.
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