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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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I have a little sack or little bit of skin under my testical I got hit hard there the other day should I be concerned





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I was never hurt, but I had a weird sensation in my balls, mainly my left one so I checked, i discovered that I had extra bits to my left ball, grape like feeling on feeling this I booked an appointment at my local practice, doctor said it was just an infection and antibiotics were given for over a 2 week period and he was more than confidant that this would clear up, not feeling overly excited with the doctors coments I decided to seek secondary advise a day later, (who said the exact same thing as first doctor) this has been over two weeks and slight pain is still there and the vain like or extra skin on the end of my left testical is still there, I was also booked in for a scan from Second doctor, I was and am still worried about this, I am 27 I have one ten week old son, my granny has aggressive cancer and her sister died of cancer 3 weeks ago, the cancer was in their reproductive bits. Not sure of this is generic or not;

I'm 73 and have a testicle that is slowly but steadily withering. It is a fraction the size of the other. Although my sex drive is alive and well, I've no capability of maintaining an erection. Viagra, Cialis et al are no help. Could the withered testicle be the culprit? What to do?





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My 12 year old son has had 3 episodes of his testicles hurting severely. He's admitted to the hospital right now and they have said all tests are normal, his urine an mri of his spine and ultrasound of his testicles are all normal. Blood work is also normal. He's in so much pain and they can't tell me why or really seem to care. Anyone have any thought ls?





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Hi I'm 53 and for the last day and a half I've had a pain in my right Testicle, it feels like I've been flicked in the nuts but the pain is still there after 2 days. len.





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hi my husband' nuts have been hurt9ing for a long time what can he do ?

Am 24 years old .i have pain in my left side testices ball(pain only when touch the upper side of testices ball).why its pain





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my son had operation for torsion of the testicle 6 weeks ago and recovered well. since he had a check-up with specialist last week he has been in pain in the same testicle - not as bad as when it was twisted but a continuous ache that is pretty sore all the time. we returned to specialist last night who scanned him and could not find anything wrong but has given him antibiotics anyway. is this normal?





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Hello I am 23 years old and I feel a strong pain in my left testicle and its going deep like I feel in trough my stomach what should I do?





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I m 18 yrs old. I have severe pain in my testicles after peeing . it last for a minute . please help ? what to do?





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and I have a small black spot near the tip from where we pee .it doesnt hurts but I m worried what it is ????

Hi I'm 22 I've had this really bad pain in my right ball I've been to hospital and had a ultra sound but it come back ok but I still am in agony why is this?





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My don is 10 years and have testicles pain and the testicle becomes hot . The boy will not go to bed or sleep well he cries all the times. Please help my son his is my first child and i love i don't want to see my child in pain.

am 25 years old and feeling pains in my left testicles. which of my testicles is suppose to. be larger? because my right is larger than the left.

Anthony, 17, male...of corsjust today actualy i started having a weird tingling feeling in my testicles,then it starts to hurt, i dont know if im just sydstict or if it feels good(i asure you it dosnt) i cant help but laugh..../cry, after the tingling its almost like ur geting a physical from a dairy farmer, like someone is crushing them then a sudden "twinge" it starts to do that a lot becor ot finaly stops, and this is all while im relaxing doing nothing with my legs spread, i have another problem almost like a hemrrhoid it is almost like a split, area around there is all puffed up and feels like a slow dull knifeto the inards of my ashole, were all men here, but ive been using ucks to keep it clean i guess, and i used minostat? mihnosat? a "external vulvar cream" on the puffed up area that was as hard as a rock, now its a little softer after 8hrs but i onlyjust used it today, and my ball pain started today, considence? i sure hope so





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