Testicle Pain

Patient : Hello. I am 18 and my left testicle has always been noticeably smaller than my right and my right one hangs lower. I had a hydrocele about 3 months ago. For the past 4 or 5 days, I  have been having pain in my left, smaller testicle. Is there anyway I have another hydrocele or is it not common to get them that close in time and probably something more serious?
Doctor :   Testicular pain is always a worrying symptom, especially in a young man such as yourself. Hydroceles are generally not p ainful unless they become very large. You have not mentioned how your hydrocele was treated. If you had surgery, then it is unlikely that the hydrocele has recurred. However, if the hydrocele was aspirated (minor procedure in which the fluid within the hydrocele is removed) then it could have recurred in a short time. Hydroceles are often associated with groin hernias which may sometimes cause pain in the groin and testicles. Another possible explanation for your testicular pain is a condition known as Testicular Torsion. In this condition the blood supply to testicle has been interrupted resulting in damage to the testicle as well as pain. The condition is usually a surgical emergency but occasionally resolves on its own. Another common cause of testicular pain is an infection. An ultrasound of the testicle will differentiate between all these conditions and identify the cause of your pain, after which the appropriate therapy can be initiated.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi I have been suffering from ache and tingling in my left arm. I get weakness and pain in my forearm when trying t...

Q: I have a pain, an aching pain just below my rib cage on my right side. Gall bladder? No. I have had an ultrasound and...

Q: Please can you let me know if it is safe to use Dolotram 50mg twice a day for a long period of time. I have been on t...

Q: Hi, could you help me diagnose my throat issue please ? I have been suffering with a general anxiety issue for the la...

Q: Wondering what likely cause of pain in back of left arm might be

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews