Painful or Swollen Testicles
Painful or swollen testicles (testicular pain or swelling) can be a symptom of several medical conditions, including:
- Testicular torsion: This is a medical emergency that occurs when the spermatic cord, which provides blood flow to the testicle, becomes twisted.
- Epididymitis: This is inflammation of the epididymis, a coiled tube that carries sperm from the testicles.
- Testicular injury: Trauma to the testicles can cause pain and swelling.
- STIs: Certain sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea, can cause testicular pain and swelling.
If you are experiencing testicular pain or swelling, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Testicular torsion, in particular, requires prompt treatment to preserve the blood flow to the testicle and prevent permanent damage.
In the meantime, you can apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce swelling and discomfort. You should avoid sexual contact and use condoms during sexual activity to reduce the risk of STIs. It is also important to practice good hygiene and to wear supportive underwear.Contact Us