Testicular Pain Treatment

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala, DO on February 04, 2020

1. When to Seek Immediate Medical Help

See a health care provider or go to a hospital emergency room if:

  • Pain is severe or sudden or radiates into the abdomen.
  • Pain is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, fever, urinary frequency or urgency, or painful urnation.
  • There is swelling or bruising of the scrotum, or the scrotum or testicle is punctured.

2. Treat Symptoms

3. Provide Rest and Support

  • The person should wear supportive underwear.
  • The person should avoid strenuous activity.

4. Follow Up

  • See a health care provider as soon as possible for mild pain.
  • The healthcare provider will examine the scrotum and testicles and may order blood and urine tests to check for infection. They may also check for infection using a urethral swab or scrotal doppler ultrasound.
  • Treatment will depend on what's causing the problem.
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Sources

SOURCES:

Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine: "Testicular Torsion."

KidsHealth: "Testicular Injuries."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Genital Problems in Men."

Testicular Pain Information from eMedicineHealth.

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