U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
San Jose, CA
A 18-year-old male asked:

I was masturbating but then had to suddenly stop. later than night my left testicle got swollen and hurt. is this normal and what should i do? as of the next morning the swelling went away but i still feel a little uncomfortable

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 49 years experience
Sl sexual congestion: this can occur not uncommonly in adolescent males ...warm soaks will help, but in the future try to finish the "task".That should help the most.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 40-year-old male asked:
My left testicle is very swollen. It started earlier today and swelling has increased throughout day. Pressure makes it painful to the touch and it is very red. I'm just wondering if I should go in to e.r. or wait and see if it decreases?
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 41 years experience
Do not wait, you should have it diagnosed and managed appropriately and promptly.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 45-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old male:
Why would the testicle be hard and swollen a month after inguinal hernia surgery? Swelling has remained the same about 2 weeks. Little change!
Dr. Michael Louie
Urology 21 years experience
Swelling: Swelling around the spermatic cord may cause a Hydrocele or other inflammatory fluid to build up in the scrotum. See your doctor and get a scrotal ult... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 26-year-old male asked:
2 nights ago, after masturbating, one of my testicle started to hurt and it hasn't subsided yet.There is no obvious sign of swelling, is this a worry?
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
MD Check: Testicular pain after masturbation that lasts for two days is not typical. It may be a slight irritation in the tubing that delivery the fluid for eja... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
28 yrs. Swelling/pain in back of right testicle as of 30 days ago. Noticed while weight lifting. Uncomfortable while sitting and in right thigh. Symptoms have eased but still noticeable. No complications while erect. No meds taken. No hernia bulge. ?
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Is there actual swelling or a lump behind the right testicle? A strained ligament from weight lifting could account for your discomfort. A hernia bulg... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A member asked:
My left testicle is swollen and I always have constant pain in the testicle. I had this for few days now, the pain started after masturbation.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Epididymitis?: It sounds like you may have epididymitis, an infection of the testicle. In young men (under 35), this is usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, but of... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 1, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.