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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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I had a umbilical hernia operation back in February this year I master bated the night before and haven't again until yesterday which is a gap of 6 months now my testicles feel like there larger in size like there full of air. The only time they hurt is when I have trouble going to the toilet for a poo weeing is alright and I was able to get and keep a good erection when I master bated yesterday but when I came it stung and burnt a little. Any ideas.





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hi im 25 and i sometimes get pain that sort of radiates from just above the base of my penis into my testicles , when it gets quite bad i cant actually move. It lasts maybe 60seconds rarely more. My testicles become swollen and tender to touch mainly the left one. Iv not been to the dr but was going to bring it up at the gum clinic. Iv been to the gum clinic before and was given the all clear when i had the pain previously. should i see the dr?





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My left testicle has a pain all day long. It goes away or I just was too occupied to notice. For the most part hurt gradually most of the day, and when ever I sit down lets me know it hurts like a bruise or possibly hernia strain. Not sure. I am 43 yrs old and have 2 kids, boy 6 & girl 4. Now as I type it hurts more and lasting irritably longer and is hurting in left abdomen. And now as I finish typing it doesnt hurt as much, but still feel it and hurts to touch.alsi makes me feel like I have to pee. Please help David





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It could possibly be minor epididymitis. Apply ice at night time when your off to bed; this is when testicular pain mainly reaches its peak. Get anti-bitotics though this part of the body doesn't respond particularly well with them; but nevertheless. Eat a healthy diet full of nuts and less dairy. Do not smoke cannabis; effects this area baldy, especially under pain of this area. Should clear up though get yourself checked to give you peace of mind. Wish you the best.

I'm 14 my balls have been hurting for the last 3 days my left nut is bigger then the right ill cough and it feels like I kicked in them what do I do???the left nut feels very hard but my right one is soft





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Hello in 23 and have always had a like a pea sized ball that is not attatched to my testicles but its on the right hand side i have never checked it but i think its a cyst but when i have sex my right testicle hurts um not sure why if it may because of the xlcyst or if its something else would appreciate it if any1 knows why thanks





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I was going to ask a similar question! I have noticed a few months ago a pea shape just off my left testicle, no problem normally but some times I have an ache in the left side?

sorry forgot to say I am now 36 years old, and have 3 kids with no problem!

I am 19 years old . My left testicle is painful sometimes. It started like 3 days ago. When a small movement , that makes pain to my left testicle and it spreads through the lower abdomen.





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iam 43 years old i have a pain in my right testicle and lower back which hurts when i stretch my leg and lay my legs straight.had it a few weeks cant shake it off.could be strain due to gym but doubt it.otherwise no probs.any ideas ?





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hey am 18 and am turning 19 this month...yesterday around 4pm i had a slightly pain on my right testicle even when i woke this morning that pain was still there...the pain is spreading to my right leg as well as my bell. I was wondering what might be the problem??





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My boyfriend says everytime he sees me he feels excited, and got erection the next day and very painful if he does not eject. Does he need to see a doctor





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I have white kinda a many hard lumps on my prostate and spots it has been for a while I have been seen a GP and been hospital for the for scanning prostate i feel worried could anyone telling me what's is it ?





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