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What could a dull ache in one testicle be? It has a small lump previously diagnosed as benign via ultrasound.

What could a dull ache in one testicle be? It has a small lump previously diagnosed as benign via ultrasound.

Urologist: It is reassuring that the ultrasound was ok, but the urologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. The dull ache may be due to mild,chronic epididymitis and follow-up with a urologist is a good idea because of the ongoing testicular discomfort. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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What can cause intermittent aching in 1 testicle? I have not injured the area.I get an ache that last approx 20/30 seconds several times daily

Here are some ...: Your described testicular pain is more likely related with neuromuscular origin resulting from the referring pain by neuropathy / radiculopathy related with herniated disc. For a man of 16-25 without Hx of back problem, I incline to worry about possible intermittent testicular torsion if the pain is highly variable in its degree, duration, & interval. For detail, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Dr lin, on my earlier question you stated a dull ache/pain in one testicle is not indicative usually of orchitis. What things can this possibly be?

Here are some ...: Oftentimes the ache in sac, besides inflammation or intermittent torsion, may be referring from the disorders in muscles, joints, or nerves at far sites notable in or around the spine. But, a diligent analysis of the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of chief complaints and their related Sx + physicals, etc. can differentiate the causes most of times... ...Read more

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Hi i have an ache in my testicle and one testicle feel hard from top to bottom in the back side?

Hi i have an ache in my testicle and one testicle feel hard from top to bottom in the back side?

See your doctor: Your doctor can perform an exam and tell you what is normal and not normal. What you are feeling is likely your epididymis (on both sides) which is where sperm is stored on its way from the testicle to the vas deferens and finally out the urethra. The only person who can confirm this is your doctor and with firmness/pain a testicular US should be obtained. ...Read more

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One testicle has become much larger over past year. It aches sometimes and is sensitive. What is the cause of this? Age?

One testicle has become much larger over past year.  It aches sometimes and is sensitive.  What is the cause of this? Age?

Testicle enlargement: There might be several causes for this enlargement. First, you always worry about a tumor and you should have an U/S. The most common cause is usually a hydrocele ( fluid around the testicle) which is totally benign and may or may not need treatment depending on size and symptoms. ...Read more

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Testicle problems: my right one is sore and hangs lower than left one. What should I do?

Testicle problems: my right one is sore and hangs lower than left one. What should I do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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For the past two weeks one of my testicles has been slightly sore and sitting closer to my body. It used to sit lower than the other, now not.?

For the past two weeks one of my testicles has been slightly sore and sitting closer to my body. It used to sit lower than the other, now not.?

Sore testicle: A sore testicle should usually be checked. It could represent a bacterial infection, which should be treated, a kidney stone, which really hurts, the result of minor trauma/contusion to the testicle, or to a condition called idiopathic (i.e., the cause is unknown) orchalgia. Sometimes you can have a cyst in your scrotum which can cause pressure on one or the other testicle. ...Read more

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Does your testicles hurts or feel any aching pain if you masturbated 10 times in 10 days? One masturbation each day? What could b the neg'v impact?

Does your testicles hurts or feel any aching pain if you masturbated 10 times in 10 days? One masturbation each day? What could b the neg'v impact?

Daily masturbation?: There are no medical reasons to limit or stop any sexual activity you enjoy. Masturbation daily is a very common scenario in young man. But, with vigorous masturbation one does risk trauma to the tubing in the scrotum which would lead to swelling and pain. Maybe taking one day off will help you feel back to normal. If it doesn't then getting in to your family physician may be wise. ...Read more

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