Testicular Pain / Lumps
Testicular pain refers to pain or discomfort that is felt in one or both testicles. The pain may be acute or chronic, dull, sharp, or a sensation of soreness or vague discomfort/ache. The primary role of the testicle is to produce sperm and the hormone testosterone. There are numerous conditions that can cause testicular pain, and a few of them constitute medical emergencies. The common causes of testicular pain include testicular torsion, epididymitis (caused by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), torsion of the testicular appendage, kidney stones, testicular tumor, testicular trauma, inguinal hernia, and orchitis.
The signs and symptoms may include:
- Tenderness of the testicle and/or scrotum.