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How do you treat swollen testicles?

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Sudden, severe pain can be a sign of testicular torsion, a medical emergency. You should get help right away.

Otherwise, the doctor will do an exam. You may get tests such as a urinalysis and ultrasound. If you have a bacterial infection, you'll get a prescription for antibiotics. You can apply hot or cold packs to relieve the swelling. Take acetaminophen or, if you don't have heart or kidney failure, ibuprofen or naproxen for pain. Try wearing snug briefs or an athletic supporter that raises your scrotum to ease discomfort, too.

From: Orchitis (Swollen Testicles)Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Trojian, T. , April 2009. American Family Physician

Orchitis Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 20, 2017

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Trojian, T. , April 2009. American Family Physician

Orchitis Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 20, 2017

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