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Testicular Pain: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

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?

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.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am feeling mild sensation of pain in my testicles from last 15 days after I had sex. I used manforce tablet for better performance but now I am feeling kind of discomfort in my testicles. What could be the reason?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- recreational use of tablet like man force etc can cause such issues. It is best to go for testicular ultrasound to rule out varicocele.

I have testis pain (left side) from 3 weeks, done culture urine test which is normal, till last month I was taking diabetes medicine metformin hydrochloride 500 mg and now glycomet 250, hbac1 is 6.

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General Surgeon, Kota
u hv suspected for epididymorchitis, have some a/b with plenty fluid of water and scrotal support for confirmation u can go with usg scrotum.
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I want allopathic doctor. I'm a 17 year old boy from nepal. 2 months ago ,suddenly one day I masturbated, my sperm count & volume was quite low than usual .i thought it was normal but after a week ,i had so much of testicle pain.& I visited urologist, my ultrasound report was normal but doctor told me to do urine test & with my culture report ,i was diagnosed with staphylococcus aureus .in report, I am resistance to nitrofurantoin, cefixime, ofloxacin, amoxicillin, amikacin, cefepime, co-trimoxazole, ciprofloxacin but sensitive to levofloxacin, ceftriaxone, & amikacin. Doctor gave me levofloxacin for 1 week, my pain was somehow cure through that antibiotic but again after a week my pain is back,& this has almost become 1.5 months, my pain is not severe but whenever I touch testicle ,it pains & one most serious ,tensed thing for me is my sperm count is still being lowered ,its volume has become low. Whenever, I research on staph infection, it stays it can lead to infertility so please please suggest me what to do ,im so tensed. Please help me doctor ,what should I do should I visit same doctor or? Im very worried mainly regarding my sperm volume. Plzá

MBBS, MS- General Surgery, MCH- Urology, Fellowship Minimal Access Surgery
Urologist, Mumbai
Your symptoms are suggestive of epididymo-orchitis i.e. Infection of the testis and cord structures, kindly repeat a urine routine, urine culture and get an ultrasound of the testis done get back to me for medications.

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