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Pain in testicles

Also known as Testicle Pain, Testes Pain, Orchialgia, Painful scrotum, Scrotal pain, and Scrotum pain

Orchialgia is long-term pain of the testes. Orchialgia may be caused by injury, infection, surgery, cancer or testicular torsion and is a possible complication after vasectomy. One author describes the syndromes of chronic testicular pain thus:

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of pain in testicles are epididymitis, varicocele of the testicles, and hydrocele of the testicle. Other possible causes, such as erectile dysfunction, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pain in testicles often receive urinalysis, radiographic imaging procedure, intravenous fluid replacement, x-ray computed tomography, kidney function tests, ultrasonography, rectal examination and liver function tests .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pain in testicles include doxycycline, diatrizoate, acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine, mannitol / sorbitol, procainamide, asenapine (saphris), decitabine, diphenoxylate (lomotil), acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine, tigecycline, clavulanate / ticarcillin, abacavir / lamivudine / zidovudine and triazolam (halcion) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pain in testicles include age 30-44 years, sex == male and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, sex == female and age < 1 years almost never get pain in testicles.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.9x
15-29 years
1.5x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.3x
White
1.0x
Other
0.8x
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