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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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Left testical aches.. penis keeps going tiny then normal. Keep needing the toilet for number 2. Pain in left testicle can end up feeling like I ve been kicked there and makes feel sick and nauseous. .





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i was sat down at work 1 day about a year ago and when i stud up i had a horible and painful twinge in my testicals.it lasted for about 30 mins and ever since when i sit on a hard chair or any kind of chair, when i stand up its like my testicals have gone dead for a few minutes and then they are fine again.its just like when you have sleelpt on your arm and wake up and it feels dead.any ideas





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I have a sharp pain in my right testicle, there is no obvious swelling or bruising. I had it through most of one day and then the next day it was fine until about 1pm when it came back Should I visit a doctor?





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Snap I get it in the left one. What happened to you, did you go to see a GP?

I have a slight pain in my right testicle that gets worse sometimes when I sit down. It also feels harder than usual. Any one else had this problem or any advice?





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Hello doctors, I always watch your episodes. Yesterday with my partner see episode with guy who had pain for 2 years with testicular pain. My partner is 43 yers old, and he has same problem. 3,5 yers ago he had operation-inguinal hernia repair. But since then he suffers pain of testicular. He was never called to hospital to checking, we thought pain is normal after operation. But last five months he is of the work, he also has bad pain of his back. In mean time we started investig. and afer coule session with physio theapist, and going back to doctors(trouble is he seen different doctors, and they are tellig him differnet story and we dont whee we stand, who to trust) they find it is probably infection. Excatly they said: knee spermatic cord is thickened and demonstrates dilaation of the intra-cord ductal tubules which extend down to the epididymys. He got antibiotics of CIPLOX 750 for 2 weeks, but seems to be not working. We are also waiting for MRI SCAN. We dont know what to do?Can you help us??





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Hi, everytime I get sexually arroused or I throw up one of my plums goes into my belly and I have to push it out, this has been happening for a while now but just recently they are doing it with out getting arroused its like theres not enough room in the sack, my balls are very tender and red raw on the outside of the sack!





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Hi my partner has pain in his testical and down side nd lower back, he has has a scan and camera and they found nothing. We can't have sex anymore as its too painful, we are only 44 and doctors can't find anything wrong and gave him naproxen . Is there anything we can do he seems to be worse in the winter. Thank you





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do you guys also feel week? do you mastubate? cause if you do it makes you loose necessary chemicals in your body. Really do you masyurbate? and does your testicles move too often compared to normal?





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I have black spots on my testicals and they itch only at night I need help I can't sleep





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Hi, in my right side testicle some little pain ever-2 time in a day, there is any major problem or solution for same. pls reply... Thanks





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