A 31-year-old male asked:
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my husband is having pain in his right testical. he says the pain level is an 8. it comes and goes. been 2 days now?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs Evaluation: Acute testicular pain of that severity needs medical evaluation. Suggest you take him to an Emergency Department or Urgent Care.
Answered on Aug 25, 2014
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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
Testicular torsion??: this is a very serious condition.he should go to the emergency room immediately.
Answered on Aug 24, 2014
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Dr. Roy Arnold
Dr. Roy Arnold commented
47 years experience Internal Medicine
I advised the same. Thanks.
Aug 24, 2014
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pain: Take him to the ER ASAP. He may have torsion of the testicle
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Seek help: As this pain could be a sign of either an infection like orchitis(involving the testicle) or epididymitis(involving the "tubes" right around the testicle) or even low blood flow to the testicle - which can be an urologic emergency. Don't wait to seek help.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Seek medical exam: Although unlikely at his age if the age is 31 this could be intermittent testicular torsion, which is an emergency condition that needs to be operated on as soon as possible. In testicular torsion you have "twisting" of the testicular blood supply which may lead to necrosis of the testicle. Alternatively this may be epidydymitis, an STD possibly. Need to be evaluated.
Answered on Aug 25, 2014
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Testicular Pain: Testicular pain could be Testicular torsion an this is a surgical emergency as blood supply to the testicle is compromised, other causes epididymitis that can be caused by Chlamydia, Trauma fall bicycle riding, torsion of the testicular appendage or the epididymal appendage. a hernia, orchitis(inflammation of the testicle), kidney stones causes a refferd pain to the testicle on the side it is, tum
Answered on Aug 25, 2014

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