Understanding Testicular Pain and Scrotum Pain
Testicular pain and scrotum pain can understandably frighten and frustrate many men. Causes can include trauma or injury to the area, sexually transmitted infection (STI), hernia, damaged nerves, swelling of the scrotum (hydrocele), enlarged veins in the testicle (varicocele), inflammation of the testicle (orchitis), fluid in the testicle (spermatocele), or even kidney stones. (This isn't an exhaustive list, either.)
It's important to note that testicular pain is rarely a symptom of cancer. Testicular cancer typically causes a painless lump on the testicle.
Bottom line: If you're experiencing pain in your testicles or scrotum, don't ignore it. A urologist should evaluate your symptoms as soon as possible. Let us help