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A 41-year-old female asked:

my husband has started complaining of lower back pain and testicular pain. he says that it comes and goes. he does need new orthotics and not sure if it could be linked at all. can he be checked out by a gp for this?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: Testicle pain means a trip to the doctor because the testicle's blood supply can be twisted off (called torsion). When that happens, the testicle can die. Other causes of testicle pain include trauma, infection, twisting of an appendix of a testicle (a small lump next to a testicle), nerve pain, etc... Since one usually cannot tell if his testicle is twisted, an exam by the doctor is needed.

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