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My 11 yr old son has a sore, swollen scrotum. Both testicles seem fine, the center area between is swollen, skin around the area is itchy and burns.

My 11 yr old son has a sore, swollen scrotum. Both testicles seem fine, the center area between is swollen, skin around the area is itchy and burns.

?angioedema...: At age 11, the first that comes to my mind is spontaneous twisting of appendages inside scrotum. If the contents inside scrotum are normal by history, palpation, and optional ultrasound, i would consider if he has angioedema of scrotum. Of course, a good history and adequate physical exam would help a diagnosis. If any doubt, see expert timesly. Good luck. ...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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I woke up today and out of know where my testicle feels sore i guess a little swollen and also when i touched it to check and im having lower ab pain ?

I woke up today and out of know where my testicle feels sore i guess a little swollen and also when i touched it to check and im having lower ab pain ?

Here are some...: For a 19-year-old man, the described symptoms & signs touch off the concern of possible intermittent testicular torsion. So, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, progress, & resolution of all symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time to Dr. for analysis, physical examination, possible tests so to confirm possible diagnosis for timely treatment. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen or tender right testicle. Sore rectum area. What can I do?

Slightly swollen or tender right testicle.  Sore rectum area.  What can I do?

Epididymitis: See your doctor and get a testicular/rectal exam and urinalysis and urine culture. You might have epididymitis/orchitis (infection or inflammation of epididymis or testicle) and/or prostatitis (infection/inflammation of the prostate). Either may require treatment with antibiotics. If you are having trouble peeing this can also be sign of prostatitis. But you must see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tender purple lump node in the groin next to my testicle. It appeared a couple of days ago. No visible sore. Otherwise healthy.

I have a swollen tender purple lump node in the groin next to my testicle. It appeared a couple of days ago. No visible sore. Otherwise healthy.

See below: The most common cause of a tender, purplish in color, lump in the groin area would be a furuncle or carbuncle which are a type of "boil". For small furuncles, warm compresses to promote drainage are usually sufficient treatment. For larger furuncles/carbuncle, incision and drainage by a physician may be needed with or without a course of antibiotics. Recommend MD evaluation for accurate diagnosis. ...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