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Testicular Pain

Your testicles/balls/plums/nuts/nads/goolies or whatever other nickname you’ve bizarrely given them are a sensitive area and damage to them could render you incapable of having children – that’s without even mentioning the excruciating pain that would accompany any damage. There are a number of things that could cause a pain in your testicle; some would be instant and absolute agony, where as others might gradually come on over a prolonged period of time, either way, both might be a cause for concern. Remember, testicular cancer causes no pain, so whilst you won’t have to worry about cancer should you get a sudden twinge in your balls, regular self-checks are needed.

Believe it or not, testicles can get infected. It generally happens in older men and is characterised by a throbbing pain, extreme tenderness and swelling – as well as generally feeling under the weather. Antibiotics are the order of the day if this is your ailment and should restore the boys to their former glory with no problem at all. Torsion of the testicles is when one of your testes twists itself round on the cord that attaches it to your body. If you get a sudden, seemingly unprovoked pain, in your testicles you should seek a doctor’s assistance as soon as possible as torsion of the testicles, if left unseen to, can make the affected teste wither and drop off within just six hours. Sorry to scare you lads, but it’s better to be aware. If you have a pain in your scrotum whenever you cough or sneeze you may have a large hernia– yeah, it is possible to get one down there, but fear not! A simple operation will sort a hernia out. If your groin is injured warm baths, pain killers and supportive underwear should shift the pain within a week. That ache you sometimes get in your balls when you’re particularly turned on is nothing to worry about, though relieving the ache can be pretty gruelling – for your wrist at least as masturbation should clear the feeling up instantly. All in all there’s a lot that go wrong with these little chaps so take good care of them and if in doubt get it checked.

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Hi, Im 21 and I recently started getting a dull pain in my right testicle when I touch it and when I walk, but not all the time. There are no other changes in my testicles and no lumps etc. Has anybody else had this same problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated





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I am currently experiencing the same exact thing. I would like to know what it could be

I've still got it what is it please reply I'm worried

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I've been getting a werid pain in my balls and worried it's cancer I'm only 17 could it be cancer I've only started getting it lately about a week and a half would like answer's many thanks





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I'm 27 and I have a pain in my lower back and goes down to my testicles





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Hi I'm 21 years old, from time to time my left testicle gets extremely tender and hurts rather like a dull ache when touched. I have noticed recently that this time the testicle hangs more than the right testicle. Answers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.





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i am 21 year old my left side tisticle increased compare to right size...i was doing musterbation now a days so plz help me But this is not more painful...

Ive got the exact same problem johnny have you found out what it is yet by any chance?

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I have pain in my right testicle when sneeze, cough, or choke. Some times pain is sharp but usually slight. Feels like my ball shoots up into my body when coughing sneezing or choke but I noticed it only feels this way buy ball stays really where it should be. Please tell me what it could be! Been this way for fourth day now.





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This sounds like you have a Hernia, make a GP appointment as soon as you can as you will need referring for a US Scan.

i am 23 and have a problem..its been 4 days when i pee my penis get hurts...and iam afraid of visit doctor.. what should i do pls help





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Hi, been suffering the past 24 hours with pain in my right testicle and also a sore throat with swollen tonsils , could these been related??





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My partner had pains in his right testicle last Sunday he was in a lot of pain could hardly walk. He had a bath which helped slightly and he asked me to ring our gp practice on Monday morning but the next day he told me that he was no longer in pain not convinced but didn't want to see a gp does he need to see the gp if he's not in pain?





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Can anyone help plz I'm 26 what it is my balls go rite up and sit ontop ov my penis I have to push them back out when they go this high up ...there uncomfortable and really tight I have a small pain in my left ball aswell what's going on please they never use to do this it's been doing it now for about 4 week





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Hi Kyle, if you're concerned about this and the pain you've being having in your left testicle make an appointment to see your gp probably nothing to worry about and good luck x

Cheers Pamela iv been to my doctors tho he gave me a 3 week course of doxycycline 100 mg antibiotics but he was like no there not suppose to go that high I'm not sure why there doing this and put me on these said come back if no change he looked as confused as me that's why I posted on here hopefully some one could help me out a bit better because it feels horrid when my balls go that high in side me iv never had this before so something must be up

I had a umbilical hernia operation back in February this year I master bated the night before and haven't again until yesterday which is a gap of 6 months now my testicles feel like there larger in size like there full of air. The only time they hurt is when I have trouble going to the toilet for a poo weeing is alright and I was able to get and keep a good erection when I master bated yesterday but when I came it stung and burnt a little. Any ideas.





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