The testicles are some of the most sensitive organs in the male body, as evidenced by the tears, nausea, and collapsing that occurs when a man has been hit in the groin. The male body has a strong physiological response to such injuries.
Testicular pain can be caused by more than a direct hit, though. Pain can be referred from conditions in other areas to the region of the groin, such as hernias or kidney stones. Torsion (curling or crimping) of the epididymis, infections, or sexually transmitted diseases can transmit pain to the testes.
Many symptoms experienced in the groin need to be investigated as soon as possible to lessen pain, repair damage, or prevent continued damage to the area. You should call Magic Valley Urology in Twin Falls, Idaho, if you notice any of the following:
- Noticing blood in your semen
- Painful sexual intercourse or ejaculation
- Red, swollen, or warm scrotum
- Discharge from the penis
- Frequent need to urinate
- Painful urination
- Lumps on the testicles
- Testicular pain or tenderness, especially on just one side and especially if persistent
The variety of conditions that can cause testicular pain will also cause various other symptoms.
- Cancer: Worst case scenario when abnormal cells have grown out of the testes
- Prostatitis: Infection of the prostate
- Varicocele: Varicose veins in the scrotum
- Scrotal masses: Bulges or lumps in the scrotum
- Diabetic neuropathy: Nerve damage from poorly controlled blood sugars
- Epididymitis: Inflammation of the epididymis, most frequently causes by bacteria but can also be caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Orchitis: When one or both testicles are inflamed, usually from bacteria or STIs.
Let us help with your testicular pain. Call today.