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Why is my testicle slightly tender after finishing my antibiotics course?

Why is my testicle slightly tender after finishing my antibiotics course?

Need more info...: Why did you take antibiotics and which one used? How soon did testicular tenderness occur after antibiotics, right after or few days afterward? ... more? To figure out the cause for the tenderness, one needs to analyze the specifcs, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + findings of timely physical exam & testing as needed so more likely to deduce right diagnosis for right care. Best... ...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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My right testicle is tender and goes up in the socket?

My right testicle is tender and goes up in the socket?

?Retractile testicle: Retractile testes can retract up and out of the scrotum, after puberty are usually too large to leave the scrotum + cremaster muscle, which pulls up the testes, is much weaker. Retraction is normal before puberty. See a urologist if the retraction is very uncomfortable, in which case division of the cremaster muscle surgically can take care of this problem. ...Read more

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The bottom tip of my right testicle is tender when touched. Why? Is it a cause for concern?

The bottom tip of my right testicle is tender when touched. Why? Is it a cause for concern?

See urologist: This could be an epididymitis ( infection) which is treated with antibiotics or just testalgia which isn't an infection and even sometimes a hernia will have referred pain to the testicle . You need to see a urologist to be examined to determine exactly what is the cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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What can I do if my testicle is swollen and tender, hurts! please help?

What can I do if my testicle is swollen and tender, hurts! please help?

Needs 2B X'd ASAP: Sudden onset pain & swelling of testis is torsion untill proven otherwise. This is an emergency & warrants an er visit 24/7 as there is risk of testicular death after 4 - 6 hours, and certainty after 12 hours. More common at your age would be epididymitis, bacterial +/- UTI or viral & treated with antibiotics & rest. Less common is testis tumor + hemorrhage. Scrotal ultrasound can distiguish. ...Read more

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What would cause my left testicle to feel tender? I've also notice i ejaculate quicker than i normally would ?

What would cause my left testicle to feel tender? I've also notice i ejaculate quicker than i normally would ?

Possible prostatitis: Inflammation, and less likely infection, of the prostate (prostatitis) or epididymis (epididymitis) would be the most common explanation for your symptoms. Premature ejaculation very common in general with unclear cause(s) in the vast majority of men. ...Read more

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Had protected sex with my gf and 2 days later we did it again. I have a dull pain in left side of my groin and testicle seems tender. Tips?

Had protected sex with my gf and 2 days later we did it again. I have a dull pain in left side of my groin and testicle seems tender. Tips?

STD: You should get an STD check no matter how much you guys trust each other. Also should get urine checked to rule out any sort of testicular or epididymal infection. ...Read more

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On my left side where my testicle is it's so tender, where it connects to the testicle very sore, no obvious lumps started this morning uncomfortable?

Epididymitis: This sounds like epididymitis, inflammation of the tubules behind the testis. Hydrate well, try hot soaks and ibuprofen, and if it does not clear soon see your doctor. ...Read more

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Right side lower back pain that seems to be linked to my right testicle. Testicle is tender but most of the pain is lower back.Is it serious? Torsion?

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Right side lower back pain that seems to be linked to my right testicle. Testicle is tender but most of the pain is lower back.Is it serious? Torsion?

Here are some...: You've made an excellent observation and description which strongly suggest the occurrence of so-called radiculopathy or neurapathy. How to verify such, please follow the described instruction in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with urologist or others so to deduce right Dx for right treatment. ...Read more