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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 DR has diagnosed me with bilateral epididymal cysts with evidence of microlithiasis , what does this mean and is there any treatment for it.





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Is it natural to get a pain when you slide your hand down the right hand side of your your testicals where the tubes are near the penis please? My ex squeesed my right testical about a year ago and i had lots of pain in it for months up until somebody i slept with was actually quite rough with them one night then the next day i noticed the pain had gone but just recently i have noticed when i put my hand on the tubes i feel the ache again so i dont like touching them. My doctor said a while ago he doesnt think i should be worried but i have experienced erection problems since so I need some professional advice from the team asap please. Thank you.





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Hi I have a pain in my left ball, quite concerned if I'm honest, also feels like it's within my groin area aswell, wondered what this maybe???? Please help





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describe the pain and I may provide info.

when I cough my left nut hurts, also a little pain in groin area.

Hi my right testicle getting really big it's huge now it doesn't hurt but it's so uncomfortable it's extremely visible when i walk I can't wear what I want because people look at me in a funny way need help thanks.





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hey i have pain in both tecticular but the right one is more pain as i had tow operation thx fr any advice





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Hi im 26years my right ball is painful nd it is bcum big n solid i need help is almost a week 2day





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Hi I'm 18 years old and i have a mile pain in my right testicle. It comes, lasts for a few seconds and goes. Had this for about 3 days now. Any advice??





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Hi. My fiance, 22 years old, complained of immense pain in his scrotum when he coughs. He actually drops to the floor from the pain. He describes it as if his testicles go into a spasm. It has now happen twice in the last week. What can it be? Should he see a urologist? Thanx





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My husband is 67 very fit but latley he has very sorry testicle





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My husband has had a pain that comes & goes in his left testicle, he's concerned & so am I. Going to docs tomorrow. Looks like we are all in the dark here!. If I find out what it is I'll shed u all some light. Fingers crossed it's nothing serious :(





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