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Testicular Pain

Pain in either one or both testes is known as testicular pain. It may be caused by various conditions ranging from simple to serious. The possible causes include testicular torsion, epididymitis, kidney stones, hernia, and injury.

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I have eczema and pain in one of my testicles due to scratching. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about having some pain in one of my testicles. I have been struggling with eczema for years and one of the worst areas affected is my scrotum. It itches at night and there have been periods where I itch it until it is raw. I have tried everything to get eczema to go awa...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To me, it seems nothing happened to your testis and there might be different causes of the pain including varicocele or intermittent torsion. To remove all doubts you should go for an ultrasound of the scrotum, which will show everything if the ultrasound is normal. ...  Read Full »

Why is the severity of my testicular pain after unprotected intercourse not reducing since a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having testicular pain after unprotected intercourse, and my doctor has suspected STD after a scrotal scan. The pain lasted for a month, and the severity decreased after taking several antibiotics. The pain had almost subsided but started again when I masturbated two days back. N...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you out. You have chronic prostatitis, and the treatment is by alpha-blockers and antibiotics together for four weeks. I suggest you give a sample of semen for culture in the laboratory before you start antibiotics. I sugg...  Read Full »

Why do I have testicular pain and a feeling that my testicles are twisted?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male and have been experiencing testicular issues since the beginning of the year. It began when I visited my local hospital due to pain in my left testicle and being able to feel my swollen epididymis. I was told this was a possible varicocele and was advised for an ul...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Ten percent of testicular pains are idiopathic and have no cause. This is due to the absence of infection or structural abnormalities of the testis. Regarding the twisting, the testis is not fixed and can move and twist. If twisting causes no ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my groin pain radiating to my lower back and lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had some pain in my groin and left testicle; sometimes, the pain would shoot to my lower back and lower abdomen for the past year. I have an ultrasound, and the doctor said nothing is wrong with my kidneys and spleen. However, I have done an ultrasound of my testicles, and the doct...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Varicocele is dilatation of testicular veins and can cause less number of sperms and and their reduced motility which can cause pain. Varicocele grade 2 or above on ultrasound which causes pain or low sperm counts, should be treated. Treatment is by surgical ligation. I...  Read Full »

Can the reason for my testicular pain be detected with the help of an ultrasound report?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had testicle pain for the last three months since unprotected sex. My throat was red, which had now subsided. The intensity of neck pain has reduced but is still present. I have had constant testicle pain for the past three months. So, can you please interpret my ultrasound? I beli...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the ultrasound, you got right testicular inflammation, and on both sides, you have varicocele which is dilatation of your veins. Treating of inflammation can be done by taking antibiotics. I suggest you take- tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for a week, tablet...  Read Full »

I have pain and discomfort in my right testicle with mild swelling. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain and discomfort in my right testicle. I think it has slightly swollen (not sure). I am not sure if it is a sexually transmitted infection or something different. I had STI three years ago, and I hope it is not that again. I was taking a tablet Cipro. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain in testis can have many causes like infectious and non infectious. One is STD (sexually transmitted disease) or even urinary tract infection others like varicocele hydrocele or hernia. If you got recent sexual intercourse and you got urinary symptoms like urethral di...  Read Full »

My left testicle feels tender after my friend spat on me during a hand job. why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a hand job from a friend. She spat on it a few times for lubrication. A few days later, my left testicle feels a bit tender, it is very mild, though, and I am urinating more frequently. I also feel a slight pressure on the head of my penis. In the morning it is fine, I do not hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in. I understand your concern. Urine analysis will be negative because the genital system and urinary system are separate. I think you have an inflammation of your prostate. To check it, you need to undergo a semen culture test rather than a ur...  Read Full »

The pain in my left testicle is not getting reduced despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had thickening of my left spermatic cord and pain in my left testicle for over one and a half years. It all started after unprotected anal and oral sex. I have got MRI and nerve block done. But the pain still persists. I am taking a pain management course, Pregabid NT 75, Pregabid 5...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to This is a previous infection caused by unprotected sex and leads to fibrosis around the cord; hence there is pain, step ladder treatment which is analgesia tablets local injections and that you already tried. Now next is going to be surgery which is called denervatio...  Read Full »

Why are my testicles saggy and painful?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sharp pain in my left testicle for four days with mild abdominal pain and constipation. Also, my testicles seem saggy and hanging. Recently, I am having a problem with erection. Although I get hard, I ejaculate very soon. I am in a pre-diabetes phase where my fasting bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have multiple issues to discuss, and I would discuss them one after the other. Mild left testicular pain, oligospermia, and infertility are related to varicocele, which is a dilatation of veins around your testis. It increases temperature and decreases the drainage ...  Read Full »

Does the shape of the underwear have an impact on the testicles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my right testicle after masturbation. The pain increased when I lie down straight or towards my right side, and it decreases when I lie towards my left side. I went to the doctor the next day. He examined my testicle and advised an ultrasound scan. Everything was normal, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Testicular pain can be annoying, and sometimes pain is also difficult to diagnose, especially in your case with a normal ultrasound report. However, the diagnosis of varicocele does match your symptoms. Sometimes varicocele diagnosis is difficult with the usual scrotal ul...  Read Full »

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