Swollen Testicles

Testicles can get swollen in many conditions and can cause testicular pain. The most common causes of testicular swelling are testicular torsion, epididymitis, hydrocele, varicocele, and infections.

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What could be the one-sided testicular swelling after heavy workout?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent surgery for testicular swelling on the right side three months ago they say it was hydrocele. Now I got similar swelling in my left side after I did a heavy workout. Although it is decreasing when I am sleeping which did not happen last time. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I understand you might have developed an inguinal hernia as it has occurred after lifting heavy weights which is totally different from your previous diagnosis of hydrocele. Here due to lifting of heavy weights the contents from your abdomen mostly i...  Read Full »

Can the small lump near my right testis be due to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to have testicular cancer for five years and not know it? I have had a small lump near my right testis for five years now and my doctor says it is nothing to worry about. However, my lymph node on that side is swollen and I have frequent stomachaches. But it has been thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is impossible to have a testicular carcinoma for such a long period without any manifestations. Testicular carcinoma is one of the most aggressive carcinomas which worsens like a fire in a forest. So, it cannot go undetected for such a long period. Besides, the sym...  Read Full »

Why does my penis shrinks halfway when I sit down?

Query: Hello doctor,I had rashes around my scrotum that lasted for about a month and then wet away with anti-fungal medications. A day or two later, I noticed my left testicle was four times bigger than the size of another testicle. It is shiny. And I was diagnosed with hydrocele.There is no change in size...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fungal infections are usually recurrent. And also, fungal infection tends to get a secondary infection of bacteria which causes enlargement of testicles and stretching of testicular skin. Hydrocele cannot be confirmed based on appearance alone. An ultrasound of the s...  Read Full »

Why is my right testicle heavy and voluminous than the left?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a lot of issues with my penis. I was tested for all STDs, and the results were negative. I have constant pain in my right testicle, and it feels heavy and voluminous compared to the left. My foreskin and glans are constantly red and dry. The tip of my penis gets red afte...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. According to your statement, you have been suffering from penile problems. According to the pictures provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), you may suffer from lumps and bumps on the tip of your penis that ...  Read Full »

I have had a swelling recurring on the right testicle for four years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16 year old, I have a reoccurring swollen right testicle since I was about 12 years old. Whenever my right testicle swells up, I feel a tension in my lower abdomen, and it becomes difficult to perform any physical activities. Whenever my testicle is not swollen, it feels as if ...  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, the enlarged testicle could be due to only three possibilities which are.  Congenital hydrocele Epididymo-orchitis. Varicocele.  Recurrent nature and spontaneous disappearance are very classical of congenital hydrocele. When you visited hospital last...  Read Full »

Does repeated painful swelling of testicles indicate epididymo-orchitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My left testicle is slightly swollen. For four days, I am feeling slight pain. I asked the general doctor, he gave me Trypsin plus Chymotrypsin tablet twice a day, Diclofenac 50 mg tablet twice a day, and Pantoprazole 40 mg twice a day before meal. I am using scrotal support to reduce th...  Read Full »


Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears recurrent epididymo-orchitis. Please get a urine culture sensitivity done and get back to me. Meanwhile, I suggest you start tablet Levoflox (Levofloxacin) 750 mg once in night after food for five days. You can continue the rest of the medications till your...  Read Full »

Why has my right testicle swollen to the size of a tennis ball?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55-year-old male with a weight of 185 kilograms and a height of six feet. Last night, my right testicle got swollen to a size of a tennis ball. I have soreness while touching. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Painful swelling in the scrotum is caused due to epididymal-orchitis. There is inflammation of the testis and epididymis. It causes pain and swelling. It is caused due to sexually transmitted infections or urinary obstructions like enlargement of the prostate or str...  Read Full »

Please suggest if my testicle size is normal with the help of my USG report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I am attaching my USG report, which I had two months before. Is my testicle size normal? Please give me correct answer as I need to go for a medical examination next month. Can I pass the medical exam? I am also attaching medical pro forma. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The size of the testicle is normal, but there is a mild hydrocele (swollen scrotum) and left side grade 1 varicocele. The pro forma you have submitted shows that they will exami...  Read Full »

My testicles hung sideways without pain or torsion. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My testicle is facing sideways all of a sudden. However, the front is facing the inner part of my thigh. I had a sonogram done, and no evidence of torsion was found, and my urologist did not seem too concerned about it. There is no pain, only a bit of discomfort when I walk because my th...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The testis lies in the scrotum, and the scrotum can expand and shrinks due to temperature. It expands at high temperature, and testis will be hanging lower, and at low temperature, it will shrink, and testis will be higher. That is normal. The testicular torsion is a ...  Read Full »

Is it normal for the testicles to shrink?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking on behalf of my husband. He is 31 years. He is 5.11 feet in height and weighs about 180 lbs. He is an overall healthy man. He had a huge testicle on one side, whereas the other one is in regular size. He never thinks much of it and says they are pretty much like that for...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to say that it is very commendable that your husband is as much aware of his testicle. Usually, people do not notice the difference in the size of testicles unless it is very significant. I believe that difference would have been significant i...  Read Full »

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