Testicular Pain

Author: Dr. Lee
Time: 2011/6/7 17:11:41

Testicle pain is pain that occurs in or around one or both testicles. Sometimes testicle pain starts somewhere else in the groin or abdomen, and radiates into the testicles. Pain of the scrotum is often included. It may be either acute, subacute or chronic depending on its duration.

Causes rank from benign muscular skeletal problems to emergent condition such as Fournier's gangrene and testicular torsion. Pain management is typically given with definitive management depending on the underlying cause. The diagnostic approach involves making sure no serious conditions are present and may involve the use of ultrasound imaging and laboratory evaluations.

Testicular pain doesn't aggravate as the inflammation in genital system develops. Testicular pain occur after sex can be caused by highly congestion of germen. Except for fournier's gangrene and testicular torsion, testicular pain is more commonly caused by orchitis, prostatitis develops such a pain too. For people with prostatitis, a dull pain in or around one testis can be felt. And it seldom occur on advanced men.

Chronic scrotal pain (pain for greater than 3 months) may occur due to a number of underlying conditions. It occurs in 15-19% of people post vasectomy, due to infections such as epididymitis, prostatitis, and orchitis, as well as varicocele, hydrocele, spermatocele, polyarteritis nodosa, testicular torsion, previous surgery and trauma. In 25% of cases the cause is never determined. The pain can persist for a long and indefinite period of time following the vasectomy, in which case it is termed Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome (PVPS).

If the pain occur in or around one testis, the reasons can be:
-Erection for long and haven't ejaculate.
-Perineum muscle tense. ( This problem can be solved by hot shower or bath.)
-Rub or sprain.

If the pain cannot disappear naturally, then go see a doctor.

Key words: testicular pain; testicular pain causes; orchitis