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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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My testicles pains me when I urgently need to poo and when I urgently need to wee or when I urgently need to do both and sometimes when I break wind standing up.





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Hi I'm 52 my left ball hurts it seems like the back tubes are sore I've checked myself for lump can't find any only hurts me when I walk any ideas

Hi I have got 2 or 3 lumps on my right ball no pain or nothing and my both balls feel there the same size there not sore or nothing





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You should see a doctor

Hi my hubby has been having a lot of akkey balls over the last few years on and off he's been to the doctors on a number of time but doctors says all is fine he has got the same akky pain again and it's the worst it has been could u give him a bit of info into what this pain could be many thanks





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hello . i.am 23 year boy ..my problem.is that when i drink or eat aomething my upper part of penis and lower the stomach get heavy ...n my testicles get pain when i get stand ..bt when i take rest that pain is off ...wat happen to me the pain in testicles cause sometimes ...is that serious problem ?????? please help me





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Hey my names is rehman i am 19 years old and i went to this wedding and i wore tight slaks and it must of put alot of pressure on my testicles. And then i woke up 3:30 at night and it was hurting like crazy so i went to the doctors and she just felt on them and was like its not severe and if it keeps cpntinuing get an sonogram or a ultra soundd one of those i forgot. Its been 5 days and the pain just keeps coming amd going. I cant even sit down for more then 30 min without it aching. Any thought guys? What should i do? I am just kinda hoping it goes away





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I think I have pulled my right testicle whilst masterbating. I felt something pull during the act and now 4 days later my right testicle still feels bruised and sore to touch. I am sure it is not an std have been with the same partner 10 years. Help!!!





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I have an enquiry regarding my Testicals. I'm very active,I also participate playing football twice a week. A few weeks ago, I strained my groin on two occasions and it took longer than a few days to recover. maybe a week later i developed a sharp pain which caused swelling in my right testi. it felt liked a insect bite which it could be, but as i felt this, there seems to an almond sized lump in between the right groin & testi but within the sack. I dont know how to explain this, but it reduced in swelling and is back to normal, but still has this lump inside. My systems are all fine and nothing effected. can you shed some light on this please?





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cyst maybe? get yourself off to gp to find out. they can be drained if thats what it is

I'm 24 years old in 2008 suddenly my teticles twisted at night.doc. Open twist at next day evening.doctor fix my testies at one side but after 5-6 years suddenly my teticles hurting now and my both tiesticles feels me kind of jelly.plz guide me.





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my husband has a dull ache in one of his ball bags and its grown and theres a lump bit concered as cant get him in doctors to see a male doctor and you can also see it with clothes on he is 32 years old





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Id go straight to a+e No messing

He needs to visit GP. Honestly any doctor you can get would be the best. Ring at half 8 and Ask to go on triage or speak to a doctor you need an appoibtment the same day.havebyou been yet?

Hi, my husband had prostate cancer few years ago and chose to av the prostate removed, as a result of not being scaned before the op to see if it was still contained it had in fact spread outside of the prostate so cancer was left behind, after having radiotherapy to no effect it has now travelled to the left pelvis lymphnod, he is now taking hormone therapy tablets to help, his PSA levels are rising again and just recently his right testicle is swollen and keeps pulling upwards and is painful, any advice before he goes doctors after the week end would be great many thanks.





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