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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 my name is james. I have little red purple spots around my bal bag I am getting worried about these some seem biger than others.looks like som blood vessels.





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Hi James I have the same spots,I think if you get your G.P to make a referral you to the hospital they will probably tell you that they are the start of varicose veins. If you rub or squeeze them like a zit they will pop, but I don't recommend it. Hope this helps. Graham

Hi im 27 iv had pain and sawness of the testicles right side more been on tablets still no change had ultra scan every think ok Had over 2 months now booked to see doctor again any help plz





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Hey I'm 24 and for the past how many years I don't know to be precise, I've had pain in my scrotum and balls, my scrotum goes so tight and feels hard at times, it just constantly makes me feel sick. It goes that tight at times it looks like there isn't even a scrotum there, I've told a doctor and his told me it's normal in some men, but the pain I've gone through over so many years now just can't be right, any advice help would be great





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Hi, Am 22 Over The Years My Left Testicle Use To Pain Me Hard. Now It Has Become Too Small The Pain Is Too Hard I Cant Control Myself. I Feel Emballase To Tell Someone. Please It Urgent Help Me.





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Hello Dr. Im feeling discomfort n slight pain on my left testicle.I checked and it seems the like theres tangled veins (epididymis) because the testicle itself is not swollen or painful .What medication can i take?





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My right testicle is hurting me and it is higher up in my sack than my left





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hi mate I have had the same problem been hospital all day had a ultrasound all ok thank god but I have a infection of the right ball I got tablets to take and afollow up appointment please go and get checked hope all is ok

The last couple of days i have had a pain in my right side of my testicles. I have checked them they have not swollen up or feel any differant. The pain is constant and i can feel it more when i walk about





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I have the same problem dude!

i have that now, did it pass ?

the last couple of week one of my testicles has become tender and sore and feels like it has risen really high up I get a dull pain and stomach ache like I have been kicked in the nuts I am slightly worried I am 40 years old





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Hi I'm 30 years old and for the past few days/weeks I've been getting a dull, sharp pain in my testicles, mainly the right side. Despise this I have checked and felt know lumps or cysts at all. However it does give me a sharp pain when I seem to move into certain positions or cross my legs etc.





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Hi, I'm 20 and for the past 8 years i've been getting a lot of pain in my left testicle. I've been for about 3 ultra-sound scans on them and they found a black spot on it, I've been taking a lot of medication over the years and still no sign of helping!!!





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