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Testicular Pain: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

If you are a male, you must be familiar with testicular pain. Testicles are a pair of oval, egg-shaped male reproductive organ which is present in a pouch like structure, known as scrotum. Pain in the testicles may arise due to various causes. These may include inguinal hernia, trauma or injury to the testicles, epididymitis, vasectomy, gangrene, prostatitis, mumps, varicocele, spermatocele, diabetic neuropathy which can cause damage to the nerves of the scrotum, kidney stones and others.

Testicular torsion is another medical condition that can lead to severe pain in the testicles. In this case the testicles get twisted and stop the supply of blood into it. This is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment to avoid the damage of the organ.

Sudden and severe pain in the testicles accompanied by nausea and vomiting should not be overlooked and the symptoms must be consulted with a doctor. Other symptoms include fever, development of lump within the scrotum, redness, warm when touched.

In case the above mentioned symptoms are seen then the patient needs to immediately consult a doctor. The treatment begins with a thorough diagnosis by using ultrasound, urine culture, urinalysis and biomedical tests of secretions from prostate gland.

Once the problem causing the pain is detected, it is followed by medication of antibiotics to cure the infection (if any), using of analgesics to relieve the pain, surgery in cases of testicular torsion, for correcting problems of undescended testicles or to stop or reduce the accumulation of fluids within the testicles. The patient should take proper care of the affected area until the condition is totally cured.

How is the treatment done?

Pain in the testicles may arise due to various reasons. A patient having symptoms like acute pain with a feeling of vomiting or nausea must consult the doctor as soon as possible. Pain in the testicles may also be followed by redness of the outer skin, lump in the scrotum, warm when touched.

The treatment for this condition begins with various diagnosis and it involves ultrasonography, urine culture, urinalysis and other biomedical tests of secretions from prostate gland.

When the problem is detected, it is followed by medication of antibiotics to cure the infection (if any), using of analgesics to relieve the pain, surgery in cases of testicular torsion, for correcting problems of undescended testicles or to stop or reduce the accumulation of fluids within the testicles. The patient should take proper care of the affected area until the condition is totally cured.

The pain and swelling of the testicles may be due to various reasons such as viral or bacterial infections, injury, sexually transmitted diseases, testicular torsion or others. The actual cause has to be found out and treated accordingly. Applying ice pack, lying down on the back and wearing well fitted and tight underwear can help to provide temporary relief.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

There is no restriction regarding the age as far the treatment of the problem is concerned. Any male, who is having testicular pain needs to go for thorough diagnosis and once the cause of the pain has been found the treatment needs to be forwarded.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Any male who is not having testicular pain is not eligible for the treatment.

Are there any side effects?

There are no specific side effects as such for the treatment of testicular pain except for the analgesics and the antibiotics that used in the treatment. The side effects depend on the type of analgesic and antibiotics prescribed by the doctor.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The post-treatment guidelines include taking the medicines regularly on time as directed by the doctor, applying ice pack in the area of pain around the scrotum, wearing well fitted briefs to hold the testicles in position. The patient should revisit the doctor if the pain persists. One should take rest for at least 4 weeks even if the pain goes away and should be cautious so that no further injury takes place in the affected area of the testicles.

How long does it take to recover?

The time of recovery of testicular pain varies according to the cause of the pain. The pain might go away within 2 or 3 days but it may take about 4 weeks for the problem to heal. The patient should take rest and take the medicines regularly on time during this unless the problem causing the pain goes away completely.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of treatment of testicular pain in India varies in different places. In metropolitan cities the price of treatment is relatively higher than in other small towns and cities of India. The price range varies from Rs 32,700 to Rs 78,400 for the full treatment of this symptom. The cost of treatment also depends upon the cause of the pain in testicles.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The treatment in case of problems related to testicular pain should begin as soon as possible. The patient should take the medicines and should undergo a period of rest until the problem that has caused the pain in the testicles, is totally healed. In some cases if the treatment is not done on time, it may lead to permanent damage of the testicles.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There is no alternative treatment of testicular pain as such. However, if the cause of the pain is minor, then it can be treated by applying ice pack on the testicles, taking a warm-bath, using of athletic support. In severe cases of pain one must always consulted with a doctor. Severe cases of testicular pain, i.e. testicular torsion can be healed by surgery. In other cases one should go for mediation in order to cure the cause of the pain.

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Rs 32,700 – Rs 78,400

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Trauma to Your Testicular - 4 Common Types!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (UROLOGY), MNAMS
Urologist, Indore
Trauma to Your Testicular - 4 Common Types!

It may sound queer, but it is true, testicular trauma is a condition wherein one or both the testicles experience an injury. Any kind of accident can lead to testicular injuries. Although some common ones include:

  1. Bicycle or motorbike injuries
  2. Being hit by a football or a cricket ball
  3. Being kicked

Other few and severe causes of injury include bullet wounds, animal bites, injuries or accidents because of the wrong usage of tools or machinery. Not surprisingly, it can happen during sexual intercourse too.

The types of testicular injuries
Testicular trauma can be of various types. Some typical ones include:

  1. Rupture: Also known as testicular rupture, such injuries involve tearing of the coarse, protective layer around the testicles.
  2. Fracture: In such cases, the testicular tissue breaks down, causing excruciating pain.
  3. Contusion: When an accident causes an injury to the blood vessels, it can lead to contusion.
  4. Infection: Insect bites to the scrotum can cause infections.

Symptoms of testicular injuries
As you might recall from prior experience, a testicular injury causes crunching pain within the scrotum. Pain in the abdomen might also accompany the above mentioned symptom. Some further symptoms include:

  1. Feeling nauseated
  2. Sustaining bruises or swelling of the scrotum
  3. Experiencing difficulty while urinating (although this is not common)
  4. Fever (this is uncommon as well)

Some serious injuries can also cause sexual problems and even fertility issues.

Diagnosis and treatment
Most minor injuries get healed within minutes or hours. But for any serious injury sustained, you have to consult a doctor. The doctor would ask you questions regarding how and when it occurred after which you could be advised to go through imaging and ultrasound tests. After diagnosing the extent of the condition, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics or other medications. Although home remedies such as applying ice packs on the affected area also helps.

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Can Genital Tract Infections Lead to Infertility?

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Can Genital Tract Infections Lead to Infertility?

Disregarding genital tract infections and issues including the symptoms of the same can lead to problems when it comes to fertility. It may also cause problems in your sexual life. Genital problems can also lead to infertility. These days, infertility is a noteworthy and very important occurrence that plagues many couples.

Common Infections: A large portion of these genital tract diseases occurs because of infections. Salpingitis happens in close to 15% of ladies in their reproductive age and 2.5% of all ladies get to be infertile as an aftereffect of salpingitis by age 35. Many times, symptoms of conditions and STDs like Chlamydia  trachomatis trachomatis are usually nonexistent. The real rate of ladies with upper genital tract infections is presumably underestimated.

Infection and Infertility: Infectious agents can hinder different vital human functions, including reproduction. Bacteria, fungi, infections and viruses can meddle with the reproductive capacity in both genders. Diseases of male genito-urinary tract represent around 15% of the instance of male infertility. Diseases can influence distinctive areas of the male regenerative tract, for example, the testis, epididymis and male sex organs and glands. Urogenital diseases at various levels of their advancement, development and transport can affect the sperms themselves in this manner. Among the most widely recognized microorganisms required for sexually transmitted diseases, meddling with male fertility are Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea.

Symptoms: If the following symptoms of a genital tract infection are ignored, it can definitely lead to the person being infertile in some stage of life or immediately. These are as follows:


The signs and symptoms in males are

  1. Changes in the way you discharge
  2. Bleeding while urinating or discharge
  3. Thick white, yellow or green release from the tip of the penis along with pain in urethra or pain while urinating
  4. A hard but painless sore on the penis along with swelling of the lymph hubs in the crotch
  5. Pain or uneasiness while urinating or discharge from the urethra
  6. Difficult or irritated red spots and small blisters on the penis
  7. Chestnut bits on the hair around the penis
  8. Gentle delicacy around one of the testicles
  9. Delicate swelling in the scrotum on one or both sides
  10. Extreme pain after injury to your penis

The signs and symptoms in women are as follows:

  1. Irregular vaginal discharge with a pungent smell
  2. Burning sensation while urinating
  3. Tingling or itching in the outer area of vagina
  4. Uneasiness and pain during sex
  5. Sore vagina
  6. Foamy greenish-yellow discharge with a foul smell
  7. Light bleeding after intercourse
  8. Warts in the vagina

Regular check-ups and visits to the gynecologist are very essential. One should always keep the partner updated about their sexual health problems to practice a healthy and honest relationship and to avoid further contagious infections from occurring.

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Torsion of Testes - 5 Common Causes Behind It

Fellowship In Andrology, DNB-Urology , MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Hyderabad
Torsion of Testes - 5 Common Causes Behind It

The testes are an important part of the human reproductive system and are susceptible to injuries as well as internal problems. One such problem which is known to afflict younger men mostly from the age of 12 to 16 is testicular torsion. It can affect older men, but is commonly seen in the aforementioned age group. It is a painful condition that will require medical attention and if left untreated might even result in removal of the organ in rare cases.

What is testicular torsion?
There are many intricate functions performed by multiple blood vessels within the scrotum that supply the testes with blood. However, one of the testicles might rotate and thus end up twisting the spermatic cord. This cord brings blood to the testicles and if twisted, will reduce the flow of blood significantly. Thus the scrotum may swell up and also become quite painful.

Symptoms of testicular torsion
1. Significant swelling of the scrotum
2. Mild to extreme pain in the scrotum.
3. Abdominal pain, especially in the lower abdomen
4. Unusually positioned testicle such as one significantly higher, behind, or in front of the other one.
5. Fever
6. Feeling nauseated and may be accompanied by vomiting
7. Pain during urination
8. Inability to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night due to the constant pain


What causes testicular torsion?
In certain cases, testicular torsion may occur and then go away on its own when the testicle rotates, resulting in the untwisting of the spermatic cord (which is also known as de-torsion). However, it is still advisable to visit a doctor and ascertain what caused it so that the risk factor could be eliminated as torsion and de-torsion could keep happening frequently. Some of the common causes for testicular torsion are mentioned below.

  1. Hereditary factors: If someone in your family has suffered from this condition, you could be susceptible to it.
  2. Injuries: If you receive minor trauma such as the one during playing any kind of contact sports, outdoor activities or even while doing house work, it can be a reason of this condition as well.
  3. Activities that put stress on the scrotum: Heavy exercising or running in an unbalanced or improper manner can cause torsion as well.
  4. Improper sleeping positions: This can also cause torsion and is a common cause behind frequent torsion and de-torsion.
  5. Other factors: These factors can include excessively cold temperatures wherein the scrotum contracts rapidly and prolonged contraction can cause torsion. Even the rapid growth of the scrotum during the adolescent years after puberty may cause this. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Trauma to Your Testicular - Know Its Types And Treatment!

DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Dehradun
Trauma to Your Testicular - Know Its Types And Treatment!

It may sound queer, but it is true, testicular trauma is a condition wherein one or both the testicles experience an injury. Any kind of accident can lead to testicular injuries. Although some common ones include:

  1. Bicycle or motorbike injuries
  2. Being hit by a football or a cricket ball
  3. Being kicked

Other few and severe causes of injury include bullet wounds, animal bites, injuries or accidents because of the wrong usage of tools or machinery. Not surprisingly, it can happen during sexual intercourse too.

The types of testicular injuries
Testicular trauma can be of various types. Some typical ones include:

  1. Rupture: Also known as testicular rupture, such injuries involve tearing of the coarse, protective layer around the testicles.
  2. Fracture: In such cases, the testicular tissue breaks down, causing excruciating pain.
  3. Contusion: When an accident causes an injury to the blood vessels, it can lead to contusion.
  4. Infection: Insect bites to the scrotum can cause infections.

Symptoms of testicular injuries
As you might recall from prior experience, a testicular injury causes crunching pain within the scrotum. Pain in the abdomen might also accompany the above mentioned symptom. Some further symptoms include:

  1. Feeling nauseated
  2. Sustaining bruises or swelling of the scrotum
  3. Experiencing difficulty while urinating (although this is not common)
  4. Fever (this is uncommon as well)

Some serious injuries can also cause sexual problems and even fertility issues.

Diagnosis and treatment
Most minor injuries get healed within minutes or hours. But for any serious injury sustained, you have to visit a doctor. The doctor would ask you questions regarding how and when it occurred after which you could be advised to go through imaging and ultrasound tests. After diagnosing the extent of the condition, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics or other medications. Although home remedies such as applying ice packs on the affected area also helps.

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Pain In Testicles - What Causes It?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Bhopal
Pain In Testicles - What Causes It?

Pain in the testicles is something that every male would have experienced at some point of time in their lives. It could be due to an injury, or a medical condition. Experiencing pain due to sports injuries is also common. It is a pain that occurs in the testicles and some cases it can be on both the testicles. Sometimes the pain originates from a different region of the abdomen and the spasms are felt in the testicles. Let us have a look at some of the causes and the treatment plans for such pain.

Testicle pain can be due to many causes. The testicles are round sacs and are extremely sensitive, and even a minor injury can cause bouts of pain or discomfort. In some instances, the problem arises from the groin region. In other cases, it could be an aftermath of pain that arises elsewhere. One of the common causes can be due to varicocele. This something that is similar to the varicose veins that occur in the leg. Once the veins get enlarged within the skin bags, it can push the testicles outwards- thus resulting in pain. They can also affect the sperm production and the shrinkage of testicles. 

Causes:

Pain in the testicle region and area could be due to diabetes, nerve damage, and side effects of a drug, gangrene, inflammation in the blood in the testicular region, kidney stones, mumps, testicular cancer, and vasectomy. Varicocele can develop over a period and in some rare cases do not require any treatment at all. In most of the cases, testicular pain can be due to a result of a direct injury. A sports injury or an accident in the groin area can cause pain and discomfort. 

When to see a doctor?

Severe testicular pain or sudden discomfort in the abdomen region are indications of a testicular disease and seek medical attention immediately in such cases. Varicocele is usually associated with sharp bouts of pain that comes and goes away. Also, it is more prone in the left side testicles. A twisted testicle is also an indication that the blood does not flow freely and can result in loss of blood supply. These conditions require immediate medical attention. Please check with your doctor if you have any swelling in the scrotum and if you have the symptoms of veins protruding out abnormally. A diagnosis can be easily done by a testicular ultrasound. Check out your sperm production levels too and get medical guidance in case of irregularity. 

Self- care:

Experts believe that almost 60% of the testicular pains are because of a direct result of physical injury. If you are a sports person, always ensure that you have proper protection when playing the game. The same goes for driving too. Also, avoid garments that are extremely tight in the groin region as this can cut off the blood supply. Varicoceles usually do not require any medical treatment as in some cases the conditions diminish on its own. In some cases, you might be requiring surgery to treat the veins and get them back to normalcy. Do indulge only in safe sexual practices to minimize chances of STD’s and other sexually transmitted infections. Even these can affect the pain in your testicles. You can also try over-the-counter medications in case of minor to medium pain. Testicular pain usually decreases on its own in many cases. In case the pain does not subsidize even after a week, check with your doctor and seek medical attention.

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Popular Questions & Answers

मुझे अण्डाशय(अण्डकोष)में बहुत दर्द हो रहा है, बाहर से देखने से साइज सामान्य लग रहा है किंतु छूने से दायां testis की size सामान्य से थोड़ा बढ़ा हुआ लग रहा है, प्लीज उपचार बताइये

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. TESTICULAR PAIN could be due to epididymitis, or inflammation of the testicles, caused by the STI chlamydia. gangrene, or the death of tissues, as a result of untreated testicular torsion or trauma. a hydrocele, which is characterized by swelling of the scrotum. an inguinal hernia. I suggest you to consult a doctor for further investigation and treatment. Take care.
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Dear sir, I am very worried about pain. Sir my left testicle pain problem are running previous two month sir I am please tell me treatment or solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Testicular pain can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include trauma, tight pants or underwear, jogging, cycling or decreased blood flow to the testicles cause pain.. you can consult me online for homoeopathic treatment without side effects.

I am a 25 year boy and I have no addiction. Weight 82 and height 5'9" While having sex. I get good erection but I get unbearable pain in my testicles. Please help.

DNB GENERAL SURGERY, MBBS, National Board Of Examination
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Hello sir please go through my article What types of sex problems can men have? — Sex problems in men can include: ●Being unable to get or keep an erection most times you have sex. Doctors call this "impotence" or "erectile dysfunction. ●Having little or no interest in sex. Doctors call this "low libido. ●Ejaculating too soon after sex begins, before they are ready to ejaculate. Doctors call this "premature ejaculation. ●Being unable to ejaculate (even though they can get and keep an erection) What causes sex problems? — Men can have trouble getting or keeping an erection if they have a condition that keeps the penis from getting enough blood. Things that reduce blood flow to the penis can include: ●Getting older ●Diabetes ●High blood pressure ●Smoking ●Drinking alcohol or taking drugs Sex problems can also occur when men feel depressed, worried, or have other things on their mind. Plus, sex problems can be a side effect of certain medicines. For example, medicines to treat depression or heart disease sometimes cause sex problems. Should I see a doctor or nurse? — Yes. Your doctor or nurse can help figure out the cause of your problem. He or she will talk with you, do an exam, and order blood tests. He or she might also order another test, such as a test that measures your night-time erections. How are sex problems treated? — Treatment depends on the cause of the problem and can include: ●Medicines to help you get and keep an erection – Examples of these medicines include sildenafil (sample brand name: Viagra), vardenafil (sample brand name: Levitra), tadalafil (sample brand name: Cialis), and avanafil (sample brand name: Stendra). Follow your doctor's instructions closely when taking these medicines. Also, let your doctor know if you are taking any other medicines. Men who take certain medicines should not take medicines to get an erection. Examples include "nitrates" that are used to treat heart problems, and certain "alpha blockers" that are used to treat an enlarged prostate gland. Some medicines for treating sex problems are sold over the internet. However, these are not always safe, and they can even contain harmful ingredients. ●Devices to help you get and keep an erection – Erection devices work in different ways. Some are implanted into the penis to form an erection. Others work a bit like a vacuum and help pull blood into the penis. ●Hormone treatment – Sex problems can happen when a man's body does not make enough male hormones (testosterone). If your hormone levels are very low, your doctor might treat you with testosterone, which can come in a shot, skin patch, skin gel, or tablet that sticks to your gums. ●Treatment to improve mood – Doctors might prescribe medicines or counseling for men who feel depressed or worried. ●Treatments to delay ejaculation – Doctors can prescribe medicines to keep men from ejaculating too quickly. Some of the medicines used to treat depression work very well for this. Some men also use a method called "pause and squeeze. In this method, a man stops having sex and presses behind the tip of the penis when he feels like he is going to ejaculate. After the feeling goes away, he continues having sex. ●Treatment to help ejaculation problems caused by depression medicines – Sometimes, medicines used to treat depression can make it hard or impossible for a man to ejaculate. Let your doctor know if this happens. He or she can change your dose or your medicine so the problem gets better.

Hi, I am experiencing pain in my testis sometimes , also one of my testis is slightly bigger than the other. Kindly suggest anything.

DNB GENERAL SURGERY, MBBS, National Board Of Examination
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Hello sir please get sonography done of both side inguinoscrotal region please book audio consult and we can discuss your report! take care.

I am having pain in my testicle after that that its shifted in nerve and know there is slight pain in nerve but no problem in urinating main pain is from right testicle to penis open nerve pain.

DNB GENERAL SURGERY, MBBS, National Board Of Examination
General Surgeon, Mumbai
Hello sir you need to get a sonography done of Inguinodynia region it is better you book audio consult with me to help me guide you more take care.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Hello, I am Dr Rajesh Pal. I am a physiotherapist and I have 17 years of clinical experience. I have been graduated from Utkal University and I have masters degree in Orthopaedics and physiotherapy. Today we are going to talk about very common problem which people are facing because of technology which is Neck pain.

India is a youth population and youth is technologically driven. So, they use more of laptops, spending more time on phones. So, because of the neck postures get affected and the muscles which control the posture of neck are under tremendous stress and gradually they develop some or other kind of problem which result into Neck pain. Today, I am going to give some tips that how to prevent all such problems.

There are different causes of Neck pain:-

Posture- One has to beware of their posture. If you keep your neck bent for a long time, then the neck muscles are in acute pressure that creates some kind of knots in that muscle which is called trigger point. So, here is my trick to prevent this that whenever you use your phone, keep the phone in eye level in order to keep your neck in neutral position. This will reduce the stress of trapezius muscle.
The second commonest cause is stress. We should adapt some technologies and modicfication in our lifestyle to take care of the stress. Under stress, these postural muscle remain in tightened state for a long period of time and that eventually leads to these kind of problems. Try to relax yourself. Go with the time and nature and keep yourself happy. One should not worry about what is happening and what should be the best way because nothing best is available in this world. Go with what is happening.
The third factor which contribute to these kind of problem is Sleep. Nowadays the sleeping schedule has changd because of work. In some MNCs, there is a culture in which people have to work in the night and sleep during the day. The sleeping pattern has changed and it is causing such kind of problems. So, try to maintain good sleep. Fix a time of sleeping. Keep the environment of the room in such a manner to induce better and relaxing sleep.
The another important factor is diet. The food we eat, plays an important role. Having a packed or preserved food can lead to muscle injury. This kind of food contains some chemicals which induce such problems. Avoid having these packed food and start having home made fresh food which is more healthy.
The last thing I want ot share is that spending more time on computer is harmful. Gadgets emit radiations which absorb water from our muscles. AS we know that our body is made up of 80% of the water. If the water quantity get reduced then the muscle problems starts developing. So, keep yourself hydrated. Make sure that you drink one glass of water in every 2 hours.
Do stretching exercises of neck muscles and shoulders.
If you indulge in such habits, you can easily prevent these problems.

If you want to contact me, I am available on Lybrate and book an appointment there for consulting me.

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