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Some reasons...: True testicle pain means a trip to the doctor right away 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 off an appendix of a testicle (a small lump next to a testicle), etc... Since one usually cannot tell if his testicle is twisted, an exam by the doctor is needed. ...Read more
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
Left testicle pain: Pain in the left testis can be caused by several problems including infection, musculoskeletal strain, trauma, varicocele, nerve issues and many more. Best bet is to see your pcp or a urologist. Remedies include rest, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, ultrasound, x-ray tests and surgery. ...Read more
Pain in your scrotum:
Pain in your testicle can be anything from a minor inconvenience to an emergency.
Is the pain intolerable? Do you have a fever? Is the scrotum swelling? If so you may need to get to an urgent care center.
Less urgent would be an inguinal hernia, and a swelling in the tubing like a spermatocele or varicocele.
But, if the pain persists please get to a trusted medical provider soon. ...Read more
Absent testicle: Several possibilities: it may have been removed as a child; it maybe undescended (did not migrate into the scrotum), it may have atrophied from infection or mumps: you may have had a torsion causing atrophy of the testicle; rarely you are born with only one. An u/s may help determine what happened. ...Read more
Here are some...: Without further detail in history + physical exam + testing as needed, it is hard to tell what the testicular pain is related to, like the local disorders of left testis/epididymis/torsion or those from regional muscles, joints, or nerves. To sort these out correctly, follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more
Yes: You should be evaluated by doctor to find the cause, it could be infection, trauma, tumor., ...Read more
See your doctor: Testicular lumps can be cancer or benign. You don't want to take a chance of misdiagnosing yourself. Testicular cancer can be extremely aggressive so don't delay. Go see your doctor for a thorough exam. S/he may order an ultrasound to determine if you have a mass inside the testicle, but hopefully it is something benign such as a cyst or varicocele (dilated blood vessels). Good luck! ...Read more
Maybe the ER: If it is sudden severe testicular pain you have to go to the emergency room. It might be a testicular torsion, meaning the testicle is twisted and is not getting enough blood supply. This is an emergency because the testicle might die from this. You would need quick treatment. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Are you sure what you stated is referring to testes or hemiscrotums? If sac (scrotum), most likely you have hydrocele. If really referring to palpable testes and being painless and tenderless, this condition could be congenital or healed epididymitis or testicular tumor. So, scrotal US is needed if testes could not be clearly palpated. More detail? Ask your doc timely for more review of Hx and. .. ...Read more
Here are some...: What you felt should be objectively confirmed with proper physical exam to rule out if retractile testis may still exist although it is extremely rare in men at his 40s. How to get such confusion sorted out properly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you surely gain much insight on how to work closely & timely with doc so to reach possible Dx for reasonable ...Read more
It's normal: To have one testicle slightly lower than the other. The pain is something you need to see your doc about. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The pain in testis can be primary or referring. To define its source, collect the info on its onset, degree, duration, interval, possible related symptoms such as nausea, ache in ipsilateral groin / lower abdomen, progress, etc over time with its detailed sequence of events, and bring those to see Doc for analysis, physicals, and possible tests so to deduce Dx for possible Rx options. Best wish. . ...Read more
That's fine: The left one is supposed to be a little lower than the right one. It keeps them from bumping into each other. Unless the size difference is very obvious, it's a non-problem. ...Read more
Epididydimitis: See urologist prontoGet a more detailed answer ›
There is nothing wro: There is no problem with it but if you have any other problem see your doctor. ...Read more
Infection or torsion: It may be an infection or testicular torsion. I recommend going to the emergency room now. ...Read more
inflammation of the tube which carries sperm from the testicle to the ejaculate is a common cause of testicular pain in young men. It may be associated with STD's and other bacterial infection....CHECK THIS OUT with your Family or Primary Care Provider!
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Testicular pain: Testis pain in a young man can have multiple causes. Lifting, strenuous exercise with a full bladder can cause reflux of urine into prostate and cause inflammation of the epididymis. Examine your testicle and look for tender areas and see your doctor. Hernias can also cause pain in testicles. If the pain becomes extreme see a doctor. Torsion or blockage of the blood supply to testis is an emergenc. ...Read more
Do right and left testicle have the same functions? Do they have different 'stuff' attached to them?
I'm having pain mainly in my left testicle and half way up my left side it just started all at once?
Here are some...: Testicular pain of sudden onset without other pain like that in the lower back or not related with physical activities should be evaluated if you may have testicular torsion (severe one-way or intermittent). How to get these sort out correctly? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for app. ...Read more
I have felt sometimes a slight pain in the left testicle, usually when I'm sitting. What could it be?
Testosterone pain: This could be caused from pressure on your prostate which can refer pain to testicle or merely wearing to tight clothing or underwear. ...Read more
Hurting off and on for 2 years in left testicle some times I can't even touch it. Had ultra came back ok?
Sounds like: An intermittent problem. If you had the ultrasound when you were not having the pain, it could have been normal at that time. Consult with a urologist because it could still be intermittent torsion. ...Read more
My left testicle is about three times as big as my other one and is like an oval shape, is this abnormal?
Testicle Anatomy: It sound pretty normal to me. One testicle is the dominant one and one is the backup in case of injury to the dominant one. Healthy testicles are almond shaped. ...Read more
My left testicle is lower and horizontal position while my right testicle is higher and vertical position. Normal?
Yes, it could be...: Hi! Alen, What you observed & described about your sac & its contents could be normal for your unique situation. So, leave them alone as long as being comfortable. How to handle daily health-related concerns effectively? Peruse article in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html and the list of Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left of HOME of www. Formefirst. Com. ...Read more
Is it normal that my left testicle looks bigger than my right? It also hangs lower? No pain or anything just a question
Anatomy: Perfectly normal for one testicle to hang lower than the other, and usually it is the left that hangs lower. Just as with anything else, there are differences between people, but it is normal for this to occur. Thanks for the question! ...Read more
I have little pain in left testicle for the past 2 days which comes 4 times a day and lasts for half second. What shall I do?
My husband's left testicle throbs on and off a lot, is this normal or should he have it checked out? He doesn't have insurance
Should B checked: Testicular pain is not normal; might be trauma, infection (epididymitis/orchitis), twisted supporting stalk (testicular torsion), varicocele, hydrocele, neoplasm. See urologist very soon. Hospital may have urology clinic with sliding scale payments or urologist may be willing to work out payment plan. ...Read more
Is it normal that my left testicle place lower than my right testicle and the left testicle goes to the low left corner sometimes?
Yes: The left testicle naturally lies lower in the scrotum than the right. ...Read more
I know its normal for left testicle to hang lower than the right, but what about when it hangs a lot lower? Noticed this about 1 wk ago.
Right testis high?: Has there been a change in position of testse with left lower or right higher? Testes do not change position without symptoms of pain, presence of a new lump or cyst or hydrocele (fluid around testis). Your right testis might be higher than usual. No problem provided testis is beyond neck of scrotum. One testis much lower might be of cosmetic concern, otherwise should not be a problem. ...Read more
In the past week and half my left testicle has enlarged and is hard to the touch it presents with no pain, just minor discomfort 42 male
This: This could be many things, but you need to make sure it is not something serious. Many cases of testicular cancer can present in this fashion. A scrotal ultrasound, which uis a painless type of imaging that does not involve radiation, should be done as soon as possible. I strongly recommend seeing your primary care physician or an urologist as soon as possible to have this enlargement evaluated further. ...Read more
Left testicle is hanging much lower than normal, also it doesn't retract like the right one when coughing, etc. What can be done for this?
Testicles don't hang equally. One is always
lower than other. This is normal
the right one has less distance to retract.
I believe the lt descends into sac earlier
than the right. ...Read more
I feel that sometimes my left testicle rotates. And it hurts so what I do is to rotate it again to its original position. What could this be?
Exam: Have a physician check you for possible testicular torsion or partial torsion. ...Read more