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Testicular Pain Overview

What is testicular pain?
A male with testicular pain has discomfort in the testicle or scrotum. Pain may be due to an infection, injury, or inflammation. Common causes of testicular pain include epididymitis, orchitis, varicocele, spermatocele, and sexually transmitted disease.

What are the symptoms of testicular pain?
Symptoms that may occur with testicular pain include testicular swelling, scrotal swelling, redness of the scrotum, fever, blood in the urine, decreased urination, inability to urinate, pain during urination, or swollen glands in the groin.

How does the doctor treat testicular pain?
Treatment for testicular pain depends on the cause. Treatment for testicular pain may include rest, scrotal support, cold or warm compresses, antibiotics, surgery, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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