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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 I went clubbing last night, and half way through the night I felt an immense aching pain in all my testicle area, it was so painful I had to go home early to sleep it off! The pain has left as I've woken up but I'm afraid it will happen again. It could be an allergic reaction to alcohol, testicle constriction from my briefs or chinos, or I could have just been accidentally kicked there on the dance floor! Either way I feel like I need to be sure! Thanks!





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I'm 18 and have had this intense pain in my left testicle, I have been to the doctors and they didn't tell me anything other than to go back if it gets any worse, I don't know what else to do any suggestions will be much appreciated thanks





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My balls are small when cold wether or av sex they tighten up so mutch they go in to my scrotem this gives me pain wen av sex then i lose my eretion losing my confident all the time i am 58 dont no wot to do





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I keep on getting a warm feeling in my left testical can anyone help or advise me please thanks lee





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On checking my scrotim I got a pain when I touch my left testical it was the not the testical but the not sure what u call it but like viens surrounding it one seems hard if i touch it is painful now I seem to have feeling in my stomach of needing to go toilet





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Hi, I'm 31 and for the past 2 years I've had a dull pain in my testicles. Any sexual activity makes it worse. They sometimes swell and I now have a lot of excess skin





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My husband has been having a tighting that last for 45 mins it comes and goes. He has one tresticle the other one is little that he had to have surgery on when he was a kid so its there but no good. Which the tighting he ends up having the shits and pucking. It sends sharp pains to the lower part of his stomach around his belly botton. We have has xrays sonograms and MRI and the just say it might be a twisted testicle but he can go a week with no pain the all of a sudden it will be there for days to weeks at a time. Sometime his little testicle will move up into to his lover stomach. And the other testicle will be in larged. But what's painful to him is the tighting of the testicle the only time he gets relief is taken a cool bath. What could be going on with my husband? I'm worried because we want a baby and don't think we will be able to due to this.





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I'm 24 and for a year now I've had this dull pain in my left testicle , and this side seems more swollen then the right and I also have what feel like a pee like lump , however it could be veins that have crossed paths , it is effecting my sex drive as iam only 24 and cannot substain an erection which is really embarassing , I'm currently undergoing phisyo on a swollen left leg behind my knee which I was told was bakers cyst , could this have any connection to my testicle pain , Iam looking at going seeing my doctor very soon but just wanted a second opinion , thanks for taking the time to read my aching problem.





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Hi please help I am 45 years of age my left testicle really hurts I can't even bend down now My wife is as normal as any wife can be let me think uncaring yep that's the word because I haven't had two children but was up every night with them lol Please could you help Thank you Steve





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For the past day i've had a tenderness and slight ache in my right testicle, more around the tube/tissure connected to it. I'm not too concerned, since i've occasionally had it before if i've sat badly or accidentally hit them, but how long would it have to go on for for me to consider there to actually be something wrong?





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