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What Is The Cause Of This Testicular Pain
There are many reasons for testicular pain. Bottom line, if you have testicular pain...Pain in the testicle...You should go to the nearest er immediately to have special imaging to rule out a torsion. Testicular torsion is when the vessels to the testicle twist and the blood supply is lost. If not corrected immediately you could lose the testicle. You may experience belly ...Read more
Get evaluated.: There are many causes of testicular pain and you should see a physician for a history, physical examination, and then possibly a scrotal ultrasound. The most worrisome is torsion, when the blood supply to the testicle is twisted closed. Infections can result in epididymitis or orchitis. Others causes are more benign, such as hydroceles & spermatoceles. A full workup will help determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Hi! Liza4, His provided info is not enough to draw conclusion - epididymitis-related hydrocele or torsion or ..., and such man should be timely evaluated so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. To sort the related things for these symptoms has not to be hard by following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Hi! Haa52, Is this pain sporadic or recurrent regularly or irregularly, steady or worsening in intensity,...? Clinically, possibility of torsion, inflammation/infection, or disorders in local muscles or nerves needs to be considered. But, to sort out the mystery behind this pain has not to be hard by following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Depends: Testicular pain can have many causes depending on age, exam, and symptoms, but in my practice, when a man of about 50yo is seen w/ the above symptoms, i usually end up finding by examination either a prostate infection and/or infection of the epididymis, which can be treated with antibiotics.Std's may be found in young men w/ the above symptoms, but there are other causes also.Please see ur doc. ...Read more
Epididymo-orchitis.: Infections of the epididymis (epididymitis) or testicle (orchitis) can cause severe testicular pain. In younger men, this is usually caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. In older men, it is often due to urinary tract pathogens such as e. Coli and proteus. If you have significant testicular pain, please get evaluated. A scrotal ultrasound can determine if scrotal pain is due to infection or torsion. ...Read more
Epididymitis?: The main connection between STDs and testicular pain is epididymitis, testicular infection with gonorrhea or chlamydia. If so, it's almost always only one testicle; visible enlargement of it; marked tenderness to touch; and usually penile discharge. If both testicles and no swelling or discharge, it's more likely referred pain from the prostate area, usually not due to STD of any kind. See doctor. ...Read more
R/O EPIDIDIMYTIS : Testiciular pain demands a through evaluation. EXam/LABS/TESTICULAR US. Your symptoms are consistent with epididimytis v varicocoele v spermatocoele. Discuss with your dr. He may start empiric abs ie DOXYCYCLINE/CIPRO usually a prolonged course is needed 6-8wks. Unlikely to cause fertility issues. ...Read more
Testicular pain can be acute or chronic, and is perceived as pain emanating from the scrotum. Sudden, sharp pain is often referred to as an acute scrotum, and requires quick evaluation to rule out testicular torsion. Trauma and infections can present similarly. Chronic orchalgia is usually a dull ache, and is often difficult ...Read more
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