Males have a very close relationship with their boys and might flinch from just reading these symptoms. However, this information can be extremely helpful when testicular pain strikes out of the blue.
Testicular pain can be self-limiting to many activities and can also be an indicator of more serious conditions that require a visit to a primary care physician or urologist. A skilled doctor can help determine the cause of the pain and the methods that may be useful to manage this complex and vulnerable area of the male body.
Swelling of Testicles
Testicular swelling is the most common symptom associated with testicle pain. Swelling usually occurs in one testicle. It's less common for both testicles to swell at the same time. Common causes include infections in the scrotum, urethra, bladder, kidney or prostate.1‘Chronic Testicular Pain - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf.’ National Center for Biotechnology Information, 14 Feb. 2021, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482481/#article-40728.s5
This symptom requires a visit to a primary care physician to determine the cause of the swelling. If swelling occurs suddenly and the pain is severe, it could be due to torsion (twisting) of the testicle, which cuts off the blood supply. This is an emergency situation and could require surgery to save or remove the affected testicle.1‘Chronic Testicular Pain - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf.’ National Center for Biotechnology Information, 14 Feb. 2021, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482481/#article-40728.s5