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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 small lump on left side of scrotum. It hurts when I touch/squeeze it. Standing up for 5 min results in throbbing pain. Lying down with my scrotum a little elevated makes the pain die out. I'm 21 years old BTW. what is it? Also before there was lump, I get a pain in my scrotum after sneezing. Frequently. Like 3/5 sneezes, pain occurs in my scrotum.





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Hi raymond here my testicle have flakes skin and very hickey and sore looks like Exmar but not sure I have to keep shaving the lower parts as I have so much pain as there bleed be to doctors and hospital nothing to help me but it's getting down





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Hi raymond here my testicle have flakes skin and very hickey van sore looks like Emma but not sure I have to keep shaving to lower the pain as there bleed be to doctors and hospital nothing to help me but it's getting down





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im looking for advice or any male who is suffering like myself i have got a very painful left testicle its not swollen red or has any lumps it is just very painful pai killers dont take the pain away my gp gave me antibiotics as a precaution but they havent worked either water tests are clear no sti / std i also have upper abdomen stomach ache and slight constipation any one have any idea what it could be or how to take the pain away im a 49 year old male





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My left testicle is swollen and I did nothing to strain it I worked for a couple hours today and then noticed when I went to take a leak I noticed it was swelled up twice as big as the other one and there is no lumps in it what could it be





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Hi .... I'm 38 and an have suffered from a back/spine condition called spondylitis all my life with no major injury related involvement.. to the L5 (major 1st) and L4 and L3 R SHOWING considerable wear and tore from 2 mri scans I had in 2003 and then 2013 ..... I suffer apart fro my normal pain from severe NUMBNESS in three area's mostly to the right hand side of my lower body...1st an worst is a massive numbness /pain from my hip bone to my pubic bone and sack area 2nd is again numbness an dead-leg type feeling to my upper front thigh an 3rd is numbness to the right side of my calf.......iv been on cocodamol 30/500 for over 20years now an all the dossages of Tromadol now 200mg for over12-13years .....my question on "BALL CHECKER" is would it be save an healthy to have both my balls removed to reduce the pain/numbness/complete discomfort so I can try having some sort of quality in my life....im finished having kids so that's not an issue ....thank u David





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Hi ...im 38 guy who has lived mist of my life with the back/spine condition spondylitis to L5 (1st an worst) an major wear and tore ti L4 & L3 ..... IV been on co codamol 30/500 for over 20years an tramadol now at 200mg (along with all the anti depressants diazepam an sleeping an thieme tablets)....i worked all my adult life managing from aged 15 until 2-3years ago.... Iv been sent to every tom dick an harry doctor who over the years would give me and TABLET I ask for before giving me a referral to the hospital until I was 19 an not a single thing has changed sence.....i did manage to get an MRI scan 2years ago but that was only after I tried 3times in 2weeks to commit suicide an even from then they (GP'S) r just happy to let me take my meds and do nothing !!!the reason I'm talking to u guys is this .....i get major numbness going from my Right sided hip joint right. Across to my pubic bone right into my ball sack that's apart from my everyday "NORMAL PAIN HAHA ) is follow daily with strong twisting and crunching feeling i must go thro every single day Then there's my full front thigh an right hand side of my calf that matches the severe numbness.....i have been threw around the NHS like dirt an my MAIN issue is this...... I feel I would benefit massively if I was to have my balls remove an replaced with implants so would this be a safe procedure as I no longer want children an can it be done so I me just for a few hours a day have some sort of life ????





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hi i have a pain in my left testicles and sometimes it go's to my back anus as well sitting on a hot water bottle helps





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Hi I am 32 and suffer from server depression well I believe it's more than just depression. After years of research and getting no where with what doctors prescribed drug etc apart from a shrink I sore a few years what started to help. I have been like this since I was at least 6. Away The main reason I ask question is my testicles have been in pain for over 11 years and I can see what looks like large blood clots in the veins on my balls but when I go to the doctors about this they don't even look at them as most of the time I am there is for my mental state I believe they think I am making it up. I seem to always suffer from something from the are at some point but the pain is none stop I do have better days then others though. Could you help with anything Thanks Chris





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hi chris I think that the fact of seeing a shrink started to help could mean that at least some part of your illness could be down to anxiety i myself suffer from this badly. But i doubt it is all in your head. Have you tried a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor this could help with the anxiety part. Also Cognitive behavioural therapy might help but you will still need to get down to the base illness. Do you feel tired alot?. chronic fatigue syndrome is a very broad illness which has numerous symptoms and is hard to diagnose. I hope you feel better soon and discuss the things i have mentioned with your doctor if you think it might help. Regards scott

Chris- Your story sounds a bit like mine. Aside from the depression (issues with testicles can make worse btw) it sounds like you have a vericocele. Look it up. I have one and it causes me testicular pain and lower abdominal pain especially when it is warm, or I have been coughing. The blood is unable to flow back up properly around the teste and cord which can cause problems and pain. Go get a physical and have them examine it. I am currently looking up doctors who perform a vericocelectomy.

what kind of a doctor should i meet , as a football hit my testicles and peenies





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