The testicles, those delicate production factories of spermatozoa and testosterone, are situated externally to the body for a reason. But testicles are also sensitive in that men often find it difficult to talk about them.
Men are notoriously sensitive about their testicles. After all, they are sensitive structures.
But discomfort and pain in the testicles causes a disproportionate amount of concern to men, over and above their vulnerability and association with masculinity and virility, which is why they are still often referred to by many as their “family jewels”.
So when anybody talks about a man being kicked “where it hurts most”, we know what they are talking about. And there are many causes that would lead to testicle pain, below are the most common causes of it.
1. True emergency to rule out immediately is testicular torsion, which presents as very severe, sharp, one-sided testicular pain; the scrotum often appears swollen and the testicle that is torsed will often be pulled up closer to the body. Often, when men present with pain in the scrotum, the pain is not actually originating from the testicles, but rather from the surrounding structures.
Both the testicle itself and the epididymis are prone to infection with microorganisms.
When both occur together, as they often do, the term is epididymo-orchitis. All cause pain in the area of the testicle, which is tender, swollen and hot to touch.
Bacterial infection often descends from the urinary system leading to a typical infection that will normally respond to a course of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
The viral infection mumps is not an uncommon cause of orchitis in adult men who are not immune, usually affecting one side, but sometimes both.
Mumps orchitis is usually preceded by facial swelling due to an inflamed salivary gland just below and in front of one or both ears, and because viruses do not respond to antibiotics, the mainstay of treatment is pain relief and rest.
In a small proportion of cases, mumps orchitis can lead to infertility if both testicles are involved, although some authorities prescribe corticosteroid medication to minimise inflammation.
3. Secondary causes of acute testicular pain can include kidney stones, herniated discs, and hernias. The nerve supply for the kidney and testicle has a similar origin so kidney pain can radiate to the testicle. A ruptured disc compressing a spinal nerve root can cause variably severe achy testicular pain that is often positional. The testicular innervation is primarily through the L1 nerve root. Pain radiating into the leg, scrotum, and inner thigh is often associated with the nerve root pain. An inguinal hernia can occur.
Since the causes of testicle pain is a little bit complicated. If males suffered from it for a long time, the immediate treatment is needed. And only when you find out the exact causes of it, could you seek the best treatment for it. And if you are confirmed that your situation is caused by infections, such as orchitis, epididymitis, or epididymo-orchitis, don’t worry they are curable. For clearing up all symptoms caused by these diseases, you could try herbal medicine “diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill” from Wuhan Dr. Lee’s TCM Clinic. It is made up of more than 50 natural herbs, and through clinic cases, it is effective on curing male reproductive and urinary system diseases. The herbs in Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill work effectively and directly into reproductive system and urinary system, to completely clear up infections. It terminates chronic pain by notably improving blood circulation and eliminating inflammation gradually. So it could cure testicle pain that caused by these diseases completely.