Testicular pain can be felt in either the testicles or through the scrotum. Different causes of testicular pain can be serious and require immediate medical attention or evaluation. Testicular torsion, for example, is a surgical emergency. Some early symptoms include testicle tenderness, feverish, and painful urination. The visual aspects that can accompany this pain are usually redness and/or swelling.
If you get checked for testicular pain, it is done through imaging, urinalysis, and a comprehensive physical exam. Treatment varies due to the underlying causes, and could be a mix of surgery, medication, or antibiotics, depending on what it is. Not all testicular pain is STD-related, and some of it can be avoided or prevented. Self-exams also can detect cancer.
In Control Of Your Health
Men may become concerned or anxious if there is a feeling of pain in the testicles. In order to understand your symptoms, you’ll have to determine what your issues are.
For example, your testicles are connected through the scrotum by various vessels, nerves and lymphatic vessels along with the spermatic cord. On the back of this is the epididymis that stores and transports the sperm. A health care professional’s first goal is to see whether or this complicated system will require a surgical fix. Distinguishing between other issues and torsion isn’t easy to diagnose, and it’s especially difficult to self-diagnose, so you’re better off getting checked by a professional.
Making an Educated Assessment
The pain that persists from testicular torsion comes on quickly and will spread from the epididymitis gradually. Some of the symptoms associated with this symptom itself include swelling or redness of the testicles up through the scrotum. Other than the physical pain down there, you may experience nausea and vomiting followed by a fever or pain during sexual intercourse and during ejaculation. There may also be blood imbued into urine or semen as well.
Torsion is again one of the lead causes of testicular pain, but if you or a medical professional can rule this out somehow, you’ll want to know the other underlying causes that may be due to sexual infections.
Breaking Down What The Symptom Are
For men that are sexually active, some of the causes of this pain are through an STD, most likely gonorrhea or chlamydia. Sometimes, both of these occur at once, and can be the underlying cause that may be treated with antibiotics. Men of all sexually-mature ages can experience this problem. Sometimes, the pain you’re experiencing is because the prostate gland is enlarged, which is something that older men need to be aware of.
Sometimes the pain comes alongside an enlarged or swelled pair of testicles. This can be caused from an inguinal hernia, which happens when the intestines are protruding through a type of muscular hole pushing up against the groin area and into the scrotal area. This can be cause for immediate surgical attention, as it can cause swelling and testicular pain. Another area that can cause some pain is through orchitis, where the testicle is inflamed. This inflammatory condition occurs because of an infection that is found in the epididymitis. It can be found because of a viral mumps infection or other bacterial organisms.
Overall, you’ll want to make sure any pain, especially that which is accompanied by swelling, does not go left unchecked. You can do a lot to alleviate the symptoms by getting yourself checked out or going to a medical professional.