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What are some reasons for sudden and sharp pains in one or both testicles?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Testicular pain
Testicular torsion, in which the vascular stalk supplying a testis is twisted, usually involves only one testis.
It is a surgical emergency, for if not corrected, the testis dies & becomes non-functional. Other causes: inflammation/infection of the testis (orchitis) or the sperm storing structures (epididymitis) or both may require antibiotics. Trauma to the testes may lead to hematoma. See dr now.

In brief: Testicular pain
Testicular torsion, in which the vascular stalk supplying a testis is twisted, usually involves only one testis.
It is a surgical emergency, for if not corrected, the testis dies & becomes non-functional. Other causes: inflammation/infection of the testis (orchitis) or the sperm storing structures (epididymitis) or both may require antibiotics. Trauma to the testes may lead to hematoma. See dr now.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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