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Q. My left testis has become very small after an episode of pain and swelling. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Devendra
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 23, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am a 24 year old male. Two years back, all of a sudden, I felt a severe pain in my left scrotum, which became more and more severe. Then my left testis was hard, and I also think it became a little bigger in size. The size of the left testis has become very small gradually over the past two years. What am I supposed to do now?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is good that you have sought advice at least now.

  • The episode you described was left side torsion of the testis because of which your left testis is destroyed.
  • A single testis is enough to support secondary sexual characters and fertility to father a child, but you need to protect by avoiding too aggressive contact sports or using guards while playing cricket.
  • Get the right testis fixed by orchidopexy, as your opposite testis is at high risk of a similar episode of torsion, which will be a very problematic situation. Orchidopexy is a very simple procedure with not much pain. So, please consult a nearby urologist

For more information consult a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist


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