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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 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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i am a 17 year old and i just felt a weird large mass like thing near my testicles. It really hurts and i dont know what it is. Can anybody tell me what it is? and if its bad can it be treated and how?





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early today i was getting some socks for my daughter and i got a sudden throbbing pain in my right testicle and it still keeps happening sometimes when i bend over, should i be worried as im only 18?





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The first paragraph mentions "Remember, testicular cancer causes no pain...", is this correct? Because from almost every other source, I have been told otherwise...





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I have a pain in my right testicle, mostly, but not only when sitting. It feels as if the testicle is pulling, pain also eminates from above the groin area. I had this same problem around 2000, went to my G.P. who arranged an ultrasound at the local hospital, they didn't seem to find a problem. When I push hard above the groin area, there is some tenderness and occasionally a sharp pain.





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Hi i have had a pain in my left testicle since last october and was diagnosed as epididymitus. After have 3 different antibiotics and and ultrasound at a local surgery and they found nothing. Today i have had another Ultrasound at one of my local hospitals and they have found that i have varicose veins which they think is causing the problem. I am awaiting to chat to speak to my Uroligist.

Guys, it's very simple. Go see your Doctor. He's seen it many times before.





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I am 15 and have 2 operation on my testes already, I had a twisted Hydatid_of_Morgagni. Which is a small appendix which you have in each testicle, due to the excruciating pain an the fact that it does no job they operated on my to check for anything else and remove the appendix. This happened to each testicle within 6 months of each other, as well as removing it they put a bag on both testicles which allows them to move however to not be able to twist. The reason I am here is recently I have had a cold, however since this morning I have had a weak ache in the right side region, I don't know if it the testicle or just around but it hurts more when I cough, please help and I beg that I don't need another operation. Thanks





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