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I have intermittent sharp pain that sometimes hurts one or both of my testicles.

I have intermittent sharp pain that sometimes hurts one or both of my testicles.

?Intermittent torsio: Intermittent torsion (it) should be ruled out. This where the testicle twists on the spermatic cord and first cuts off the venous return. It is not very common, but, you can check yourself by slowly twisting the testis in wards (like closing a book) and keep on twisting until it is painful. Pain should be identical to your complaint if it otherwise pain could be vascular congestion which is benign. ...Read more

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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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I have a mild burning sensation in my lower right abdomen that has come and gone randomly, no pain or tenderness when pressed, what could this be?

Below: Abd pain or discomfort has many causes. Without a full medical history and exam it is impossible to make an accurate DX. I would suggest seeing your DR if this continues or worsens. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain that spontaneously hit my right temple and sometimes shoots down my neck the pain only last a second or two any thoughts?

I have a sharp pain that spontaneously hit my right temple and sometimes shoots down my neck the pain only last a second or two any thoughts?

TMJ or?: It might be TMJ or other orofacial pain. Other TMJ symptoms would be painful or limited oral opening, joint noises, chewing pain. If is new, wait a while. If it persists a week, or gets worse, see a TMJ or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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I have very mild abdominal pain on my lower left side, and my lower back, tenderness feeling in my left testicle and moderate pain when it is touched, the feeling in my abdomen is like if i needed to have a bowel movement or pass gas, i present no other s

I have very mild abdominal pain on my lower left side, and my lower back, tenderness feeling in my left testicle and moderate pain when it is touched, the feeling in my abdomen is like if i needed to have a bowel movement or pass gas, i present no other s

See your doctor.: It seems to me that you either have what we call Diverticulitis, or infection in your testicle, or trying to pass a kidney stone. All of these conditions require different kind of treatment. Without seeing and evaluating, it is difficult to come to a proper diagnosis. You should go & see your primary doctor. He might have to order blood tests, x-rays or possibly scans to make a diagnosis and treat ...Read more

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Hi i am experiencing dull pains in my left testicle, groin and lower stomach. The pain is not severe and i have no lumps or discoloration in my testes?

Hi i am experiencing dull pains in my left testicle, groin and lower stomach. The pain is not severe and i have no lumps or discoloration in my testes?

Groin pain: This may be an infection in your epididymis which is posterior to your testicle and attached to the testicle. It would be wise to be evaluated by your doctor as this can get quite severe and may be in its early stages now. Ibuprofen may be helpful now as well as some scrotal support. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains and pressure in my rectum. Sometimes I scream in pain. What causes this?

I have sharp pains and pressure in my rectum. Sometimes I scream in pain. What causes this?

Hemorrhoids?: Without an exam, it is hard to know what is happening. Hemorrhoids are very common and can present with pressure and pain. Other GI issues such as diverticulosis, celiac disease, ibs, ibds, imbalance in gut bacteria, etc can result in various symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, gas, tenesmus (rectal spasm), etc that can contribute to your situation. Hemorrhoids are most likely. Water & fiber! ...Read more

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I have been having pain from dull to stabbing to burning at the back of my right thigh, sometimes even near the knee and lower. Clot or something else?

I have been having pain from dull to stabbing to burning at the back of my right thigh, sometimes even near the knee and lower. Clot or something else?

Either or: A clot is possible especially if you are on oral contraceptives. It may also be related to lower back or muscular issues. An exam and simple testing would be a major help in determining the cause. ...Read more

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When ever i exhale I have a sharp pain in my back and it feels like a pinched nerve in two spots both sides. What is this?

When ever i exhale I have a sharp pain in my back and it feels like a pinched nerve in two spots both sides.  What is this?

Muscles: Probably muscular. Muscles move when we breath and pain on breathing is typically muscular. ...Read more

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Can a varicocele cause referred pain or perineum discomfort. I have ache when I stand and small random pains around grade 3 on left testicle.

Can a varicocele cause referred pain or perineum discomfort. I have ache when I stand and small random pains around grade 3 on left testicle.

Could be cause: Large varicoceles can certainly cause pain and an indication for varicocelectomy if present. Moe likely cause of pain if you get relief by wearing jockey type , spandex or boxer-brief underwear rather than boxers. ...Read more

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Within the past two months I have noticed a dull, sometimes sharp pain in the upper left quadrant of my body, i would say very close to my stomach and sometimes the pain radiates to my back. Causes?

Within the past two months I have noticed a dull, sometimes sharp pain in the upper left quadrant of my body, i would say very close to my stomach and sometimes the pain radiates to my back. Causes?

Get checked: It could well be coming from your stomach. Gastric (stomach) and duodenal ulcers can cause pain in this area which sometimes radiates to the back. You should be evaluated for the cause, which could also be a pancreatic, kidney, adrenal or spleen issue. ...Read more

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Left upper side of my lip has been mildly burning for a few days, not throbbing pain, sometimes the lower left burns too. not painful I have anxiety.

Left upper side of my lip has been mildly burning for a few days, not throbbing pain, sometimes the lower left burns too. not painful I have anxiety.

Lip burning: Your lip is supplied by cranial nerves , so theoretically any damage to the nerve can present as loss of sensation or numbness & /or burning . sometimes chapped lips or cold sores can cause it . Lip burning by itself is not a problem , However if associated with neurologic symptoms such as weakness of the upper extremities or slurred speech , it may be a sign of a stroke . Call 911 . ...Read more

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I have costochondritis and been getting pain right of my sternum when I swallow, especially when my head is turned to the left. Some pain also occurs breathing/moving. Can costo cause swallowing pain?

It can: Costochondritis is an inflammation of relatively stable joint between Sternum and Ribs. With every breath Ribcage moves and with head and chest movement there is expansion and retraction of Rib cage and causes pain, Local application of Heat, Topical Antiinflammtory may help. Ibuprofen like drug would help more than Paracetamol ...Read more

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I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?

Referred pain: There are several etiologies for back and shoulder pain. Cervical and thoracic degenerative or steno tic disease can refer pain to your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries can cause muscle strain resulting in neck and back pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have multiple fibroid and have lower back pain. Now I have burning sensation in middle back. Is this part of fibroid or something else?

I have multiple fibroid and have lower back pain. Now I have burning sensation in middle back. Is this part of fibroid or something else?

Less likely: While fibroids can cause back pain, it usually isn't burning in nature. Most "burning" pain is nerve related, but not always. If this persists or is quite bothersome, I would encourage you seeing your primary care doctor to formally evaluate you. ...Read more

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Been having a dull kind of pain in my lower right abdomen region for 3-4 days , it doesnt hurt too bad when i palpate the area. Have no other symptom?

Been having a dull kind of pain in my lower right abdomen region for 3-4 days , it doesnt hurt too bad when i palpate the area.  Have no other symptom?

Abdominal pain: Appendicitis is the commonest cause of right lower abdominal discomfort and tenderness usually,but not always, is present. Right ovarian pathology is another possibility. Since your discomfort is persistent,I recommend that you be evaluated by a physician for appendicitis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain. The pain kind of shoots occasionally from both the sides of my back just above my bum. And it's not really sharp ?

I am experiencing  low back pain. The pain kind of shoots occasionally from both the sides of my back just above my bum. And it's not really sharp
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Beware of red flags: Most back pain is benign, generating from soft tissue like ligments, fascia, discs, joints etc. Typical treatments like exercise, PT, chiro are all appropriate. "Red Flags" that indicate something more sinister may be going on include progressive, unrelenting back pain especially if it also occurs at night, is assoc w/ fevers, unexplained weight loss, or if you develop anything neurological. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the lower right side of my right lung like a knot, and it can happen randomly, I am a non smoker and no one in my family does?

Sharp pain in the lower right side of my right lung like a knot, and it can happen randomly, I am a non smoker and no one in my family does?

Probably not lung: Pain where you're describing and how you're describing is more likely a referred pain meaning that even though you may think it's 'in' your lung because it's in that vicinity actually, it is coming from another structure which could be either there or close by. In this case, musculoskeletal is most likely. However, do seek out help if it doesn't clear in short order. ...Read more

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I have intermittent sharp pain that sometimes hurts one or both of my testicles.

?Intermittent torsio: Intermittent torsion (it) should be ruled out. This where the testicle twists on the spermatic cord and first cuts off the venous return. It is not very common, but, you can check yourself by slowly twisting the testis in wards (like closing a book) and keep on twisting until it is painful. Pain should be identical to your complaint if it otherwise pain could be vascular congestion which is benign. ...Read more

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My girlfriend accidentally pulled one of my testicles down and there was a sharp pain which lasted one second. Is this dangerous? Thank you.

The quick answer is: when and for how long did it hurt you can have a torsion of a testicle and should follow up with an internist or in the er if it continues to hurt ...Read more

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Sometimes but rarely my left testicle which is larger than right one has a sharp pain it. What is wrong?

Testicular pain: A painful testicle can be a symptom of swollen veins inside the scrotum (varicocele). This can result in one testicle being larger than the next and painful. A tumor is also possible as is epididymitis. You should see a urologist and have an examination and possibly an ultrasound of your testicles. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left testicle, intermittent sharpness?

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Sharp pain in left testicle, intermittent sharpness?

See remark: How long has this been?,did it happen suddenly?,did it follow any activity ? is there any swelling ? I find it hard to diagnose with very little information.Take a warm bath,and simple pain pill.If symptoms persist seek medical help,preferably see a urologist ...Read more

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It hurts when i start getting erections or after i urinate... My testicles also have a sharp pain along with my belly button please help me?

It hurts when i start getting erections or after i urinate... My testicles also have a sharp pain along with my belly button please help me?

Prostatitis: In most cases this is due to prostatitis. Particularly is your age group. Get checked out by a urologist for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Testicular pain. Left testicle. Sharp pain moving from testicle to lower abdomen. In one specific spot. What should I do. Acute pain Sudden no history?

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Here are some...: The described scenario in a 17-y-o man should alert all people and professional minds to consider the occurrence of intermittent testicular torsion before considering other possibilities. To get these things done right, follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. So, seek emergent attention right at such recurrence; don't wait. ...Read more

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Husband has had sore testicles for one month. Not sharp pain just very sore. On self examination one is larger. No lumps. What could this be?

Get ultrasound: Most likely cause at your age probably would be a hydrocele. Other less cause could be an orchitis(inflammation). Testicular rumors are almost unheard of at your age. Best way to diagnose what is going in is to get a testicular ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right testicle/groin. What could it be?

I have a sharp pain in my right testicle/groin.  What could it be?

Orchalgia : The potential causes of orchalgia (testicular pain) are numerous and can be either direct, such as torsion, infection, tumor or trauma; or indirect such as a ureteral stone, lower spine disorder or indirect inguinal hernia. Post-vasectomy orchalgia may be due to sperm granuloma, congestive epididymitis or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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Hey DOC, I've been havin this sharp pain in my left testicle to my left side for a few years now.

Hey DOC, I've been havin this sharp pain in my left testicle to my left side for a few years now.

Testicle pain: Please see your doctor now. You may have a pudendal nerve issue (the nerves that are between the legs). Your doc can treat you if that is what it is or a physical therapist may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get sudden sharp pain in my right testicle it goes away then comes back. Is it testicle torsion?

Highly possible...: If the features of onset, degree, duration, interval of testicular pain is highly variable with associated nausea and inguinal/lower abdominal pain, intermittent testicular torsion is highly possible. Because of such elusive features, many torsions have been mismanaged with repeated us and mistreated with antibiotics for yrs ; yrs before someone carries out professional keenness to figure it out. ...Read more

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Rare but sometimes when I examine my testicles I think I press on something that causes a mild short lasting (about a second) but sharp pain. Serious?

Probably okay ...: What you described is probably not clinically significant and there is no need to worry about it. But, if in doubt, the condition can be verified with a urologist with you for sure. ...Read more

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Hey DOC, I've been havin this sharp pain in my left testicle to my left side for a few years now. I've been to doc number of times, and they've done C?

Hey DOC, I've been havin this sharp pain in my left testicle to my left side for a few years now. I've been to doc number of times, and they've done C?

See below: Chronic testicular pain, aka chronic orchalgia, is a vexing problem for both patient and urologist alike. For a good summary of this condition, I recommend the following link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3126083/. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Been having sharp pain in lower testicle. What should I do?

See Dr. ASAP: Acute pain in testicle needs to be seen asap because of risk iof testis torson, less common in adults than in kids but certainly opccurs. There is only a 4 -6 hour window between onset of pain from testicular torsion and onset of necrosis (tissue death) form lack of blood flow. ...Read more

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I was masturbating and my testicle went up upward and i felt a sharp pain in my testicle, Is this something i need to worry about?

I was masturbating and my testicle went up upward and i felt a sharp pain in my testicle, Is this something i need to worry about?

Transient Torsion: It sounds like the mechanical stress on your scrotum may have caused what is known as torsion, which has to do with twisting of the cord-like bundle of structures that attach to the testicle. This can cause extreme pain, and if it does not quickly resolve, is a surgical emergency. If the pain resolved momentarily, it may have been transient. Be careful with your body and get help if it gets worse! ...Read more

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I'm getting a sharp pain on my right testicle what could it be and how can I treat it? It came out of no where while I was driving

I'm getting a sharp pain on my right testicle what could it be and how can I treat it?  It came out of no where while I was driving

Here are some...: I hope you have been checked already to assure no testicular torsion. What you described should be construed to suspect testicular torsion, which is an emergency. To handle all related things correctly, follow instructions in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Best to health and safety, ...Read more

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I have had a sharp pain in my I think left testicle after sex but it always went away quick now I get it and it last a lot longer what should I do?

Urologist: Have a urologist perform a thorough testicular examination.Your symptom may simply be a strain type discomfort after sexual intercourse but low grade epididymitis or testicular pathology must be checked for. ...Read more

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I've pain when I touch the left testicle. This sends sharp pain to left side of my torso. I've checked myself and can't identify anything untoward?

See below: The etiology of testicular pain (aka orchalgia or chronic scrotal content pain) is varied and is frequently idiopathic. Easily recognized and reversible causes include spermatocele, tumor, varicocele, infection, hernia, and lower back problems. Chronic orchialgia is not an uncommon problem and yet it remains a treatment dilemma due to its frequent idiopathic etiology. Recommend you see a urologist ...Read more