Associated Urologists of North Carolina
Urologists located in Apex, Cary, Clayton, Clinton, Dunn, Raleigh & Wake Forest, NC
Testicular pain could be a sign of a serious medical problem, which is why seeking treatment right away is important. At Associated Urologists of North Carolina, with locations in Apex, Cary, Clayton, Clinton, Dunn, Raleigh, and Wake Forest, North Carolina, experienced urologists diagnose and treat the root cause of testicular pain to relieve discomfort and prevent complications. Call the office nearest you for an appointment today.
Testicular Pain Q & A
What is Testicular Pain?
Testicular pain is a feeling of discomfort in one or both of your testicles. Pain may also occur in your lower abdomen. The discomfort might be mild or severe. It can go away on its own after a few days, or it may linger for a long time. If testicular pain is severe or long-lasting, schedule an appointment with Associated Urologists of North Carolina for an evaluation.
What Causes Testicular Pain?
Certain injuries or diseases can contribute to testicular pain. Common causes include:
- Urinary tract infection
- Twisting of the testicles
- A testicular cyst
- Fluid in the scrotum
- Kidney stones
- Enlarged veins in the scrotum
- Diabetic nerve damage
Testicular pain may also be associated with mumps or a recent vasectomy. While testicular cancer is usually painless, if you feel a lump in your scrotum or testicles, it’s wise to have a medical evaluation as soon as possible.
How is Testicular Pain Diagnosed?
To diagnose the cause of pain associated with testicular problems, your Associated Urologists of North Carolina provider reviews your medical history, asks questions about your symptoms, and performs an exam.
They might use blood tests, urine tests, or imaging tests, like an ultrasound or CT scan, to make a final diagnosis and establish a treatment plan that best suits your personalized needs.
What is the Treatment for Testicular Pain?
Your individualized treatment for testicular pain depends on what’s causing the pain. Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics, or other prescription medicines.
In some instances, surgery might be necessary to restore testicular function or prevent serious complications. In the case of testicular torsion, an urgent medical condition that requires immediate surgery to save a testicle, your doctor completes a procedure to untwist the spermatic cord and restore blood flow.
Surgery may also be necessary if you have testicular cancer or another testicular problem that doesn’t subside with other treatments. The team at Associated Urologists of North Carolina uses the most innovative, advanced surgical equipment and procedures, and tiny incisions to minimize recovery time and scarring.
Don’t let testicular pain go undiagnosed, as early detection and treatment is the key to maintaining optimal reproductive function. Schedule an appointment with Associated Urologists of North Carolina today.