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Can Testicular Pain Be Treated at Home?

Testicular pain is recognized as pain experienced in one or both testicles. It’s important to take pain seriously because testicular pain can result in sexual dysfunction, hormone imbalances, and infertility.
Testicular pain can be caused by several factors including injury, inflammation, the cord that supports the testicles may be twisted, or cancer.
If you have sudden pain in one testicle, it is considered a medical emergency and needs immediate attention.

Can testicular pain be treated at home?

You should always seek medical attention for pain before trying to treat pain yourself at home. 

Testicular pain cannot be treated until the underlying cause of the pain has been identified, because treatment for the pain can differ depending on the cause.
Treating pain can include:

  • Pain medicine
  • Antibiotics
  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Scrotal support or surgery
  • Supportive underwear

Mild Testicular Pain

If you start to experience mild testicular pain, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will do a physical exam of your scrotum and testicles. Blood and urine tests may also be required of you in order to check for an infection. 

Severe Testicular Pain

The following symptoms should be treated as a medical emergency and you should go to the hospital if you experience them:

  • Severe or sudden pain or pain that radiates into the abdomen.
  • Pain is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, frequent urination or urgency, or painful urination.
  • The scrotum is swollen or bruised, or the scrotum or testicle is punctured.
Last Updated: July 26, 2016

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