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Pain in testicles while sitting - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Testicle Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you ?
User :   Hi
User :   Can i ask questions
Doctor :  
Sure
User :   What kind of doctor are you
Doctor :  
Please proceed
Doctor :   I am a General physician
User :   What is your specialisation
User :   ok
User :   if I had a pain below my abdomen
User :   would you be able to diagnose it
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
I can help you in that
User :   I had a pain recently for a week , near the testicles
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Proceed with it
User :   what might be the cause of it
User :   and what problems can it cause
Doctor :   May I know how the pain was

Doctor :  
was it severe
User :   it happens at times when i sit
Doctor :  
would it increase on touching?
User :   a little yes
Doctor :  
is there any swelling?
User :   nothing visible as such
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Did you have fever?
User :   i had a fever
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
When was that?
User :   and sometimes when i cough as i drive , it can cause a little more pain
User :   it was 3-4 weeks back
Doctor :   Ok, that is normal as there woiuld be increased abdomnial pressure

User :   ok
User :   but the pain was not there before
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
it is normal during such pain I mean
User :   ok
User :   what might be the cause of this pain
User :   i mentioned
Doctor :   Now is there any discharge?

Doctor :  
and/or any difficulty or burning in urination?
User :   nothing like that
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
This favours an infection
User :   like
Doctor :  
as you mentioned that there is fever
User :   but would it affect the genitals
Doctor :   yes,
User :   how is the relation
Doctor :  
testicles, epididymis or urethra
User :   does it affect the sperm count , sperm mobility
Doctor :   During such infection there can be fever

Doctor :  
it could only till the infection is present
User :   ok
Doctor :  
as there would be immunological reaction
Doctor :  
but once the infection and inflammation is settled
Doctor :  
then it is solved
User :   so it affects the sperm count and sperm mobility
Doctor :   Yes

User :   how can this be cured
Doctor :   With the help of antibiotics
Doctor :   which you will have to take on prescription
Doctor :  
Get a urological examination done
Doctor :   Are you getting it?
User :   yes
User :   what would the urologist do
Doctor :   He would examine it

Doctor :  
and if the infection is confirmed
Doctor :  
antibiotics are prescribed
User :   ok
User :   so he would test the urine
Doctor :   No

Doctor :  
Only physical examination initally
User :   ok
Doctor :  
If required then a blood and urine test would be advised
User :   so until the pain is gone , the sperm won't be normal
User :   the reason i am asking is if I wanted to have a child
Doctor :   Not an absolute relation

User :   will it affect the birth of a child
User :   when this happens
Doctor :   No
Doctor :  
Such a relation is not there
User :   ok
Doctor :   but the infection could be transmitted to your partner
Doctor :  
so wait till it clears
User :   but when i asked about the count and mobility before , you told it gets affected
User :   ok
Doctor :   In infection, there would be immune response

Doctor :  
and hence it gets affected
Doctor :  
but if fertilisation takes place, the baby wont be affected
User :   so does the partner gets affected through the sperm?
Doctor :  
the infection is not carried in the sperm
Doctor :   You can transmit it via semen

User :   ok
User :   there is no natural remedy for the inflammation to go
Doctor :   Follow good hygien

Doctor :  
Use only cotton undergarments
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :  
along with a talcum powder
User :   ok
Doctor :  
but antibiotics are necessary if infection is confirmed
User :   how would talcum powder help?
Doctor :  
To inhibhit fungal infection
User :   ok
Doctor :  
apply it just on intact skin
User :   ok
Doctor :  
the pain could also be due a minor injury
Doctor :  
which you would not be aware of
Doctor :  
it is a possibility
User :   ok
Doctor :  
in which case it subsides after few days
User :   ok
User :   its been there for some time
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
But always should get it examined for the benefit of doubt
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   I guess thats it for now , i guess i will go and meet a urologist
Doctor :   Fine that is the right approach
User :   ok thanks Doctor
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Ok
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