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Testicular Pain

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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 saw my gp yesterday because I had a little blood in my urine and flu like syptoms She did a urine test and has sent one of the be tested I was told poss kidney stones or infection and was given antibiotics my testicle didn't hurt then but this morning if I move touch it or cough its very painfull it seems swollen and red





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I'm 25 and I've been having a aching feeling in my balls ,more so my right testical,,and sometimes tightness in my bladder region....worried that it's something bad ,,,,





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I've had a weird kind of sensitive pain in my right testicle these last few days- I'm not sexually active and in my early 20's so this took me out the blue and has got me kinda concerned.





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I'm kinda addictive to masturbation so I've been doing it since the last 3 weeks. However today I kinda did it a lot and I'm experiencing a mild pain in my lower body. This is the first time. And I can't even talk about it with my parents. I'm scared. Please help





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Hi I am 28 yes old n i am having mild pain in my right testicle from two days but i notice no swelling n urine s also fine but when i walk i feel mild pain ... plzz help





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I am on holiday and developed a throbbing sensation on my left testicle that was coming any going and now all the time sometimes stings after I have passed urine for a couple of mins went to docs before coming he gave me antibiotics for urine infection although water showed no bugs clymidia or anything had a vasectomy years ago and always had mass on the left side any ideas should I see adoc here





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Hello I have been having a pain in my left testical for the past 4 days. It's a dull but Sharpe like pain that I can feel constantly I am 21 years old and haven't injured them it just occurred over the days. I have rang docs but don't have an appointment until 2 weeks time do I need to get this seen to asap.





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Hey im 15 and i have pain when i laugh on the left of my tummy and my balls feel weird please help





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i experience pain in the bottom of the scortum and up into my abdomen on the left side. Feels like my testicle is twisted - but it is the tube/cord that that has the most pain. Just a dull throbbing/burning sensation - hard to manaage the pain as there is no cofortable position.





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Sir i have pain sometime in my right testical and had gone after second what i do i am worried bcoz i have lost my left testical reason testicular torsion so what i do





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