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

Query: I am a 55 year old white male height 6' weight 185, just last night I noticed my right testicle had swollen to the size of a tennis ball. Sore to ty he touch. I have no medical insurance. What should I do.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi and thank you for consulting us Painful swelling in scrotum mainly caused by epididymoorchitis ( inflammation of Testis and epididymis) it cause swelling and pain it’s mainly caused by sexual transmitted infection or urinary obstruction like enlargement of prostate or stricture in urethra and ...  Read Full »

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

General Surgeon

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 lifting heavy weight result in testicular swelling with pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother's private part is swollen. His right testicle is swollen and a slight pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling in the right testis especially if it is painful indicates infection which might be sexually transmitted or might be torsion (twist of testis leads to reduce blood supply) other causes of swelling can be hydrocele, varicocele, hernia or tumor. Examination and ul...  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 S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

Why does the cyst in my testicle become large while putting pressure on it?

Query: Hello doctor, When I am trying to pass stools my testicles get really big, also there is a cyst in my right testicle. Besides this, I have pain in my lower back. What is your advice to get the cyst killed and get back to normal? If necessary, I can send photos. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the history you have told, it seems like a hydrocele or an inguinal hernia with extension into the scrotum. If possible do send the pictures for a better idea. And also answer these questions. Do you suffer from constipation? Any abdominal pain? Any fever? Any iss...  Read Full »

What causes itching and swelling in testicle?

Query: Hello doctor, My testicles are very swollen and itchy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ganesh Prasath


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do mention whether it is painful or not? If possible you can attach a photograph of the swelling? As of now, you can try a topical antifungal that may be available online or over the counter in the US (Terbinafine ointment). Apply it over the itching in the m...  Read Full »

My father is suffering from testicle swelling. Is it necessary to remove the testicles?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 63 years old and is diabetic. He is suffering from swelling of testicle. Before this, he suffered from urine infection from E.coli bacteria and the treatment lasted for one month. Initially, he underwent his treatment in my hometown and later went to the nearby city for t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He is suffering from epididymo-orchitis of the testis. As already antibiotics course is over, the report still shows epididymo-orchitis. This shows that it became a chronic case. What are h...  Read Full »

How is enlarged spermatic cord treated?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 42 year old male. In my right testicle, I think spermatic cord is enlarged. I do not have any pain. The right testicle feels firm and spermatic cord feels hard.   Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have developed funiculitis which is inflammation of the spermatic cord. You will need a course of antibiotics. Please revert back with more details for further guidance.  Read Full »

What causes enlarged testicles?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44 year old male. I have enlarged right testicle, which is three to four times the left one. There is no pain or discomfort. I have noticed it today only. It may be there for some time. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. This enlarged testicle can be because of hernia, hydrocele or any tumor of the testis. You definitely need to get an ultrasound Doppler of the scrotum following consultation with the surgeon. Please write back to me with the ultrasound report.   Read Full »

Why are my testes swollen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have fever of 38 to 38.5 over past seven days. Right testicle swollen for the past five days and left testicle swollen for the past four days. On IV antibiotics, Cravit and Doribax (which replaced Rochephin). C-reactive test above 231. The doctors still cannot identify the cause. An...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from bilateral epididymo-orchitis (infection of the testis). You need to rule out any obstruction in your urine tract which might cause this. Do you have any difficulty in passing urine? Or any problem with urine flow? Get done with uroflowmery test...  Read Full »

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