What is Testicular Pain?
Testicular pain is pain that occurs in or around one or both testicles. Sometimes testicle pain actually originates from somewhere else in the groin or abdomen, and is felt in one or both testicles.
Please seek immediate medical attention at a hospital ER if you have a quick onset of sharp, constant testicular pain.
Causes of testicle pain or pain
- Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by diabetes)
- Epididymitis (testicle inflammation)
- Hydrocele (fluid buildup that causes swelling of the scrotum)
- Idiopathic testicular pain (unknown cause)
- Inguinal hernia
- Kidney stones
- Orchitis (inflamed testicle)
- Scrotal masses
- Spermatocele (fluid buildup in the testicle)
- Testicle injury or blow to the testicles
- Testicular torsion (twisted testicle)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Varicocele (enlarged veins in the scrotum)
Schedule a doctor’s visit if you have:
- Mild testicle pain lasting longer than a few days
- A lump or swelling in or around a testicle
Seeking Immediate Care, What to Expect
When you visit the iCare, our team led by experienced ER physicians will immediately assess your situation, and provide a physical examination where the physician may order an ultrasound exam and or lab tests performed in our on-site lab. Once you are diagnosed, a treatment plan will be provided based on severity of your condition and symptoms. If discharged home, the ER physician will provide you with referrals for a Primary Care Physician or Neurologist. In the event that a patient requires hospitalization or other procedures that we do not offer at iCare, we are able to transfer them to a hospital for admission.