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What are some reasons for sudden and sharp pains in one or both testicles?

What are some reasons for sudden and sharp pains in one or both testicles?

Torsion: A sudden and sharp pain in the testicle is concerning for a testicular torsion, where the vas deferens (that carries semen from the testicle to outside) gets twisted, cutting off the blood supply. This is a surgical emergency as the testicle can be damaged and need to be removed. As a result, any sudden, sharp testicular pain should be evaluated right away. An er visit is reasonable. ...Read more

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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 are the possible causes for pain and fluttering in my ear?

What are the possible causes for pain and fluttering in my ear?

Different ideas: Pain in the ear can be from infection of the external or middle ear. If your hearing is no impaired, then you may have referred pain from the jaw joint, jaw muscles, teeth, neck or throat. Fluttering is unrelated to pain and may be spontaneous contractions of one of the two middle ear muscles. The two symptoms are most likely unrelated. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons for both shoulders hurting in a child? No swelling or bruising and don't seem to be severe pain

What are some of the reasons for both shoulders hurting in a child? No swelling or bruising  and don't seem to be severe pain

Take to pediatrian: Although this may only be a ploy for attention you should have a pediatrician evaluate. It could be over use or sleeping on it funny or an anatomical defect. Chances are, absent any trauma, there is probably nothing wrong. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons for sharp breast pain in women?

What are some of the reasons for sharp breast pain in women?

Many: If breast feeding it could be due to a developing mastitis(infection). If just before your period it could be due to mammary dysplasia(fibrocystic breast disease). If you work out with weights a lot it could be due to a pectoralis muscle strain. Finally, it could also be the first signs of heart disease in a 40+ year old female if left sided. ...Read more

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I have mild testicular pain between buttocks and lower back. What can be the causes for these symptoms? and they just started happening

I have mild testicular pain between buttocks and lower back. What can be the causes for these symptoms? and they just started happening

Abnormal : These type things or abnormal. They can be signs of STD urinary tract infection or kidney stone.For specific diagnosis and treatment consult primary care doctor ...Read more

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What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

Nerve pain: There are a variety causes of calf and shin burning/tightness. Muscle cramps and tears, stress fractures, and trauma to the peroneal nerve at the outer aspect of the knee can cause the symptoms that you describe. Stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid crossing your legs or prolonged squatting to relieve the pain. If the pain continues, then see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some causes of stomach and lower back pain I took acutane for a year and also have problems going number two?

Constipation: Constipation can be a cause of low back pain. If this has been a change of your bowel habits, you should have this investigated. Acutane would not cause any of this. Acutane can cause joint and low back pain while someone is taking it, but not afterwards. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain sometimes in the right side abdomen. After two or three minutes pain stops automatically. What are the possible reasons?

Right sided pain.: It could be many things. It depends, or one, on exactly where the pain is. People consider the "side" many things. It could be kidney stones, something with your spleen, lung problems. So we need the whole picture - change in going to the bathroom-color of urine, trouble breathing and much more. Could be muscle strain or a cracked rib. You get the picture, you should be examined. ...Read more

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What are some causes for sharp pain in left big toe?

What are some causes for sharp pain in left big toe?

Big toe pain: There is a multitude of causes for pain to the great toe. Gout, bumping the area can cause pain without with out fracture. Arthritis (many types) wounds or ulcerations with of with out infection. Your local podiatrist can find and treat your big toe pain. ...Read more

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Why did I have sharp anal pain for about 30-45 minutes and then I got diarrhea? Are these thungs related or are they different for both causes?

Why did I have sharp anal pain for about 30-45 minutes and then I got diarrhea? Are these thungs related or are they different for both causes?

Anal pain: Hard to say. Have you had pain before? Are you straining at stool or have you had constipation? Any change in diet or physical or intimate activity? If it doesn't resolve, best to have an exam by your physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nausea and a sharp pain in stomach?

What are the causes of nausea and a sharp pain in stomach?

Organs in abdomen: Gall bladder, pancreas, stomach. If the pain is worse after fatty meals could be a gall bladder or duct problem. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a lot of pain and numbness in both my feet, and sometimes the pain is very bad for short periods of time.?

Hi, I have a lot of pain and numbness in both my feet, and sometimes the pain is very bad for short periods of time.?

Pain and numbness: This is most likely peripheral neuropathy. It is most common in diabetics and in patients with spinal nerve compression, however, there are many other causes which may be underlying the symptoms. Start with a podiatrist and have the condition diagnosed. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons for blood in urine, pain in lower back, general fatigue, fainting? I only have one kidney

What are some possible reasons for blood in urine, pain in lower back, general fatigue, fainting? I only have one kidney

The : The most likely explanations are infection or a kidney stone. With only one kidney, you should not take any chances: i would recommend that you see your doctor and have a urinalysis. ...Read more

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I get a sharp tingling pain down one side of my neck after consuming alcohol. Are there any other causes for this apart from hodgkins disease?

I get a sharp tingling pain down one side of my neck after consuming alcohol.  Are there any other causes for this apart from hodgkins disease?

Not Hodgkins: Well known that alcohol and smoking are highly associated with oral and throat cancer. The alcohol in many cases acts as a severe irritant of oral/pharyngeal mucosa. The throat enters the cervical esophagus when both lateral sides of the oropharynx, the piriform sinuses fuse to form midline esohphagus. Alcohol running down the lateral pharynx across an area of inflammed mucosa can cause pain ...Read more

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What are all the possibilities of being wrong when I have severe rib and chest pains and some pain in my lower abdomen?

What are all the possibilities of being wrong when I have severe rib and chest pains and some pain in my lower abdomen?

Being wrong?: Being wrong about what? You know whether you have pain or not. You just may not know why you are having the pain or if it is serious or not. That is why you would get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms for breast cancer as my wife complain from pain in breast and feel that they are heavy?

What is the symptoms for breast cancer as my wife complain from pain in breast and feel that they are heavy?

Many or none: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms. Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body. ...Read more

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I feel some lumps.And tenderness in my right hip also some pain in my left heel, could these be related and what is the best reliefm?

Groin lumps: Lumps in the groin are often lymph nodes. If you have some kind of infection or inflammation in the same side leg that could be related. Always get confirmation by a professional who will actually look and examine the lumps. ...Read more