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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 am a 60 year old white man in generally good health. I have had a dull ache in my testicles for a few weeks. I can't detect any lumps or swellings in my testicles. Nor can I detect anything that might be a hernia. I have had a persistent mild cold but don't feel unwell. I did have an uncomfortable saddle on by bike which I changed. Hasn't made nay difference. I have seen a Dr and am awaiting the results of blood tests.





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Hi I have been experiencing for maybe over a year now I get a dull ache in my testicles every now and then , I get a cramping sensation when I cough or sneeze and when I shout sometimes , and also I have had lower back pain since the age of around 12-13 I am now 23 and just generally feeling unwell 90% of the time . I have yet to see my GP any information would be great it's getting me down now





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I am 24 early on in the year I got told I got stage 1 testicualar cancer, I got a secondarily lump on my right side I just got told it was a cyst I still got it now and seems growing, wot would be the treatment to get rid it thank you





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Dear Dr.Hope you be fine and doing well,\ Dear,in 2009 i was a cricket player and during the play iam injured by tennis ball by left testicle after that i treat my testicle by doctor,now i am far from my family and i have one son,now since three months i had pain of my both testicle,the pain is every time regular i am so unhappy if you give me some idea,now iam in Germany coming here for master degree,i have treat here but the dr said:you don't have any problem they give me some antibiotic but the i am feel pain of my testicle every time. i am waiting for you r response ,thanks





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Hi, I'm 23 have a pain almost every day in both my testicles, but every time I have this pain they rise and go up really tight. My girlfriend and I are also trying for a baby and have been for 13 months but nothing! Any ideas what this could be please? Thanks.





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Hello, I have a sharp intense pain from my right testicle. The pain goes from my testicle upwards towards my public area. Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you.





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i went for the snip some years ago and ever since when i have sex or get worked up i get a hell of a lot of pain in my right ball that goes round my side and back.ihave been back to the docs and he says it is ok there is nothing to worry not worryed just cant cope with pain all the time it afects my walking what do you do now i have gave up with my docs as get no where with them





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I'm 14 and my right ball hurts sometimes, it also hurts to touch (when it hurts) I think I'm going to see a doc. but I'm scared when it comes to showing someone my balls and I'm not sure if I should go or not... Any advice?





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Can I damage my testical by playing with them to much. As they hurt all the time now





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The top of my right testicle hurts since I jump a fence (2 days ago) what is happening its only hurts when I touch it ,could any one help ?





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This sounds more like a groin strain rather than anything sinister with your testicles (without examination) try taking 200mg otc ibuprofen for a week and could clear up.





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