Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Swelling of the Testicle Home Care

Home care for a testicular lump or swelling includes:

Swelling of the Testicle Pain in Adults

Medications commonly used to control pain and inflammation in men with testicular lump or swelling include:

  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.





NSAID Precautions

Swelling of the Testicle Pain in Children

Pain medications should only be used for testicular lump or swelling when the cause is known. Common medications used at home for pain include:

Aspirin and most of the other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are not used in children except under a doctor's care.

  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Dosing is 10-15 mg per kilogram (5-7 mg per pound) of body weight every 4-6 hours, up to the adult dose.
  • Do not exceed the maximum daily dose.
  • Acetaminophen products come in various strengths. Always follow the package instructions.
  • Avoid this drug in children with liver disease or an allergy to acetaminophen.
  • Common acetaminophen products include Tylenol, Panadol and many others.



Swelling of the Testicle Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have a testicular lump or swelling and any of the following:

Continue to Swelling of the Testicle Underlying Cause

Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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