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Why Does My Left Testicle Hurt
Unknown: For this, you really need to see your physician or a urologist for an exam. Please don't wait on this. ...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
Many causes.: If it only hurts when you run, and the pain radiated upward, you may be feeling discomfort from pressure transmitted from the abdominal cavity into the scrotum. This can occur in conditions such as inguinal hernia and varicocele. Other causes are hydrocele, spermatoceles, or problems within the scrotal sac. I recommend seeing a physician for a history and physical exam for diagnosis. ...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
My right testicle is a bigger and hanging lower than my left testicle. Nothing hurts or looks unusual than that. What causes this, is it normal?
Exam To Confirm Norm: Testicular asymmetry is usually normal. Commonly right is larger and left hangs lower. Although cause is unclear, some literature suggests temperature regulation and cerebral asymmetry as causes. However there are childhood conditions that can cause atrophy or loss of a testicle such as congenital anomalies, trauma, cancer, and more. See doctor for exam to confirm your anatomy is simply the norm. ...Read more
I have an achy pain in my left testicle it's been off an on for two weeks it doesn't hurt been it's just kind of there I was wondering what it is?
Likely not serious: Achy, non-severe pain in testicle or spermatic cord is common at your age. Probably condition known as "blue balls" or "lovers' nuts". Often caused by erotic reactions without release. This symptom can occur with a varicocele, whih feels like a "bag of worms" in scrotum when standing & goes when lying down. Severe, sudden onset testicular pains are ones which shouldn't be ignored. ...Read more
Torsion of testis...: A few possibilities need to consider: testicular torsion, torsion of its appendages, inguinal hernia, or rarely epididymitis. But good hx detailing the onset, degree, duration, interval, and progression of testicular pain plus needed ua, us, timely will come up with an accurate dx. So, see and work with doc in expertise timely. ...Read more
Fever or no fever: No fever: could be intermittent testis torsion, torsion of appendix testis (onset for either would be sudden), spermatocele (you might be able to feel a small spherical structure above the testis) or varicocele (feels like a "bag of worms when standing and goes away when you are lying down) with fever: epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis (pain onset not sudden). ...Read more
Be evaluated...: Testicular pain, if recurrent with widely variable degree, duration, interval, evolution, and resolution, should consider possible recurrent testicular torsion of various degree, although at times such pain/ache may be related to inguinal hernia or. How to be checked correctly? Follow suggestion in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Contact me and I can help. ...Read more
My right testicle is more or less always bigger than the left and is red, what could this be? It doesn't hurt
Here are some. ..: Most likely, what you described represents the normal condition of yours, for which no intervention is needed. But without a direct look and palpation, an accurate diagnosis is hard to come by. So, see a urologist timely if in doubt. Best wish. .. ...Read more
My boyfriend lifted something heavy and now his left testicle hurts. What's wrong? What can help with the pain?
My left testicle has been irritated bothering me for awhile why does jt hurt? Its been like this for maybe 4 years now help?
Chronic testis pain: Chronic epididymitis and varicocele are 2 conditions that can cause chronic discomfort of the testicle, but there are others. Cancer of the testicles is treatable, especially if it is caught early. Best to see a doctor (a urologist or family doctor) for an evaluation. ...Read more
My son has a swollen, left testicle. There is no pain, he says it does not hurt. What could have caused this and what should I do?
very good for you to have noticed. This needs to be evaluated. Most common I believe would be a scrotal hernia, with varicocele maybe next. Testicular tumor would be very rare at this age. Your pediatrician will probably be able to diagnose with physical exam. In any case get this looked at in the next day or two to limit possible damage to the testicle. ...Read more
Why is my right testicle bigger than my left? Sometimes it swells up and hurts to cough and/or touch. Usually happens after physical activities.
My left testicle is purple and slightly hurts and it's been a week now with barely any change. I don't have health insurance and male 28 years old
Hello.: Hello. Orchitis can present with swelling and purple discoloration of testicle. Testicular torsion can present with swelling and purple discoloration but is reported to be very painful. You may have an infection. If you don't get treatment it could become worse. Fort lauderdale is a large area. You could look into sliding fee or free clinics in the area. ...Read more
Pain in left testicle after 3 days of uphill walking 1hour a day, pain is around testicle and vains connecting testical, hurts wen sitting n walking?
Here are some...: Sorry for suffering from keeping in shape from uphill walking and appreciate your patience in waiting answer. If the described is new of this kind, what you have felt may be physically related according to the reported sequence of events. So, take a rest and see; if getting better day by day, you prove such; if recurrent and with highly variation in onset, degree, duration, etc., see evaluation. ...Read more
I just turned 16, and my left testicle just started hurting about a day ago. When I apply a bit of pressure to it, it hurts a little bit. What's wrong?
Any of the following: Twisted appendix testis or appendix epididymis, mild epididymitis (head of epididymis lies on top of testis), small cyst of epididymis, intermittent torsion (twisting) of testis. Consult your primary health care provider if pain or tenderness persists. Unlikely to be serious. ...Read more
Kidney stone: Pain in the left flank and left testicle may signify kidney stone disease. This is referred pain from trying to pass a kidney stone. You need a urinalysis and possible x-rays to help diagnose. See your local urologist. ...Read more
Go to ER now: This can indicate a very serious condition called testicular torsion that needs to be evaluated immediately - go to your nearest emergency room now. ...Read more
My left testicle sometime hurts it feels as if my testicle is too heavy but it really ain't what mite it be?
Varicocele?: There are a few possibilities, but being on the left side, the first one that jumps out is a varicocele. It is a dialated blood vessel or group of vessels coming off of the testicle. When the blood vessel or group of vessels get engorged with blood, the testicle/scrotum will feel heavier. Sometimes it might even have a dull ache. Varicoceles are most common on the left side. ...Read more
I sat on my right testicle 2 nights ago. Today, it hurts every once in a while, but my left one keeps pullin g up tight to my body?
PAIN: Recommend a testicular ultrasound to better visualize the injured area. Judging by your discomfort, it sounds like that should be done sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Hi. Lately my left testicle hurts and the pain goes up to down-left side of my mid part of body, the pain has beating and longs a few minutes. Thanks?
Here are some. ..: What described leads 3 concerns to mind: intermittent testicular torsion, ureteral colic from stone passing from kidney through ureter to bladder, & neuropathy/ neuralgia of regional nerves. It's not hard to sort them out by carefully analyzing the detailed Hx stressing the qualtiy, quantity, & sequence of events of the symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time + physical exams ...Read more
My testicles have been hurting about a week, its hurting less by the day but the pain hasn't gone away. The left hurts more than the right. Please help?
Elevate and get exam: Several potential causes - most benign, but depends on additional history. I recommend rolling up a cool small towel and using it to elevate your scrotum/testicles while lying down; can also take ibuprofen / naproxen. You should seek medical attention if testicles feel abnormal, you have penile discharge, burning with urination, or pain worsens/persists. Take care. ...Read more
I woke up this morning and my left testicle is hurting. it has continued throughout the day. it hurts when I move or have any move movement with my ?
Testis pain = see Dr: 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