Advanced Urology of South Florida
Urologists located in Delray Beach, FL
No man needs an explanation of the severe pain caused by testicular trauma, but they’re often unprepared for testicle pain that develops without an obvious cause. The experienced physicians at Advanced Urology of South Florida have worked with many men experiencing testicle pain, and they create individualized treatment strategies that target the source of the problem. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Delray Beach, Florida, or book an appointment online today.
Testicle Pain Q & A
What causes testicle pain?
As every man knows, the testicles are quite sensitive. Even the smallest injury or trauma to the area causes intense pain, but with an injury, you know the source of your pain.
In many cases, however, you may need an expert evaluation by the team at Advanced Urology of South Florida to determine the reason for your testicle pain. There are many possible causes, including:
- Nerve damage due to diabetes
- Fluid buildup that causes swelling
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Testicle inflammation (epididymitis or orchitis)
- Prostate infection
- Enlarged veins
- An inguinal hernia
- Kidney stones
There are two other very serious causes of testicle pain: cancer and testicular torsion.
What is testicular torsion?
If you experience sudden, sharp testicle pain, you may have testicular torsion. When the testicle rotates, it can put pressure on the spermatic cord, which reduces or cuts off the blood supply to the scrotum. When the blood supply drops, the result is severe pain and swelling.
Testicular torsion is most common during adolescence, but it can happen at any age. It’s always an emergency that requires immediate treatment to save the testicle.
What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?
The symptoms of testicular cancer include:
- A painless lump in one or both testicles
- Pain or discomfort in the testicle or scrotum
- Swelling in either testicle
- Feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
- Aching pain in your lower abdomen or groin
If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an evaluation at Advanced Urology of South Florida, where their experienced doctors can rule out cancer or start immediate treatment.
How is testicle pain treated?
When you have testicle pain, your doctor customizes your treatment to relieve your pain and address the underlying problem. This means treatment can range from reducing inflammation with warm baths to surgery for treating a serious condition.
Two common causes of testicular pain are epididymitis and orchitis. Epididymitis is swelling of the tube that carries sperm, while orchitis occurs when one or both testicles are inflamed and swollen. Both conditions are caused by bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases, so your doctor treats them with antibiotics.
When your pain lasts for three or more months, it’s considered to be chronic orchialgia. This condition may need diverse treatments such as medication, muscle relaxation techniques, or nerve blocks.
Any time you have persistent testicular pain, call Advanced Urology of South Florida or book an appointment online.
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