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Epididymitis is the inflammation of the epididymis, which a coiled tube at the back of the testicles. It is caused due to bacterial infections, which can also be sexually transmitted. The symptoms are swollen and red scrotum, testicular pain and tenderness, blood in semen, painful urination, and abdominal pain.

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I have had pain in my testicles for three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I started suffering from testicle pain three months ago. I had a physical examination, and there were no lumps or swelling. I was told it was likely to be epididymitis, and I was given antibiotics (Flucloxacillin 1000 mg) daily for two weeks. I completed the course and felt completely...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all of your questions with utmost care. You may be experiencing a recurrence of epididymitis (an inflammation of the tube that carries the sperm), but it is also important to rule out other possible causes of your...  Read Full »

I have pain in my left testicle with erectile dysfunction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male, and I am experiencing pain in my left testicle. The intensity of pain varies. After the episodes of pain, I have had erectile dysfunction for the past week. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there any change in your testis size? Is it tender to touch? The common causes of testicular pain in your age are: varicocele (dilated veins around testes), hydrocele (fluid-filled around testes), and orchitis (testicular infection). And these conditions can event...  Read Full »

Will epididymitis cause prolonged testicular pain associated with pain in the lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old unmarried male. My spermatic cords and other nerves connecting both the testicles pain considerably for prolonged hours. Especially after getting aroused, pain is there (usually it happens when I get aroused but did not discharge my semen). Both the testicles feel tende...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A lot of reason for your issue, it can be: 1) Prone masturbation can cause pain due to injury. 2) Holding or prolonging orgasm during masturbation. 3) Epididymitis is Inflammation of the tube, back of the testicle that carr...  Read Full »

Can left testicle pain result from wearing tight pants?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. Two to three months ago, I started to have pain on my left testicle whenever I go out as I am usually at home. I speculate that I have varicocele as upon doing a self-examination, I found that the veins were bigger than the other testicle. There were no lumps found, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Testicular pain with no obvious pathology on physical examination is common in young boys. As the testes descend through the lower abdominal wall, they carry spiral muscle which keeps them suspended in a dynamic position. Contraction of these muscles gives rise to pain...  Read Full »

My testicular pain and swelling subsides with masturbation. What kind of pain is this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in my right testicle but it is a dull pain and it is hard to pinpoint exactly which side but I would like to say it is my right testicle that gets swollen and also has that fullness feeling in the entire sac. It normally flairs up every single morning for the past four m...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate your detailed description. Testicular pain can be apparent and have a cause or can be idiopathic (unknown) also. Testicular pain can be secondary to the inflammation of testis epididymis or both it can be associated with a hernia which not necessarily appears...  Read Full »

Should I continue taking antibiotics for the recurring pain in the testicle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old man, 5 feet and 8 inches, weighing 146 pounds. About six weeks ago, I started having intermittent pains and discomfort in my right testicle. Sometimes it was a dull ache, sometimes a sharper, stabbing pain. It seemed to radiate from a spermatocele cyst, which I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to or epididymo orchitis takes a long time to cure completely. Often, the antibiotic course has to be prolonged for up to three months. You would be lucky if it is cured in 14 days. If the pain is still there, antibiotic has to be continued along with the ant...  Read Full »

Is there any medication for painful balls in the testicle?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a painful medium size ball that I think is attached to my left testicle. It hurts too much to check, but it will not move away from my testicle, so I assume it is attached. I am not on any medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Medium sized painful ball attached to your testis can be inflammatory and painful. I understand the situation and hope to work up towards the right diagnosis and treatment. The different masses can be inflammation of epididymis which is above the testis or spermatocele wh...  Read Full »

The urge to urinate persists after resolved epididymitis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had epididymitis. All other infections, including STD (sexually transmitted disease), are negative. I had two rounds of antibiotics, and the symptoms were not alleviated. Epididymitis eventually passed. However, a constant urge to urinate presented. Testicles and prostate scan are no...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello. Welcome to This is a typical presentation of prostatitis. Although all tests are normal and the prostate could appear well on ultrasound, it can still be inflammation and not necessarily an infection of the prostate. Therefore, treatment usually is by prolonged antibiotics. I sug...  Read Full »

Could epididymitis gets cured by doing surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I was diagnosed with epididymitis. I have pain behind my right testicle. I took Doxycycline for ten days and I stopped it. After that, I took Ciprofloxacin for five days. I do not have changes so far and I am worried. Do I need surgery to remove my epididymis?   Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Epididymoorchitis is an inflammatory condition and it usually settles down by taking antibiotics. The response depends on the causative organism. Usually, culture gives a clear picture of the type of organism and shows the type of antibiotics that works efficiently agai...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic scrotal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have scrotal pain for the past one year and my ultrasound is normal. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have scrotal pain while standing? Or is it there while lying down also? Do your profession involve standing for long hours? Any urinary complaints like frequency, urgency, poor stream, nocturia, dribbling, or burning micturation? Is the ultrasound you have done ...  Read Full »

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