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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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 icliniq.com. 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. You...  Read Full »

What causes mild pain in the left groin area and testicle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I started to have mild pain in the left groin area last night. It got increased while moving. I also started to have mild pain in the left testicle. But it was not continuous. It happened sharply while changing body postures or during deep breathing. I do not hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left groin pain radiating to the left testicle can occur due to left ureteric stone or left epididymo-orchitis or left small inguinal hernia. Left ureteric stone often occurs with groin pain. Sometimes, if the stone lies in the left lower ureter, then the pain occurs in...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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- 1) Tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for a week. 2...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 denerva...  Read Full »

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