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Left testicle is swollen and painful. Should I go to the ER?

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My left testicle is swollen and painful. I have minor pain in my upper groin (left side). What are the likely causes and should ii go to the emergency room?
Posted Tue, 5 Nov 2013 in Testicle Problems
Answered by Dr. Lohit K 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes. Need to visit emergency room.Testicle support

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Yes. You need to visit emergency room once.

Pain and swelling may be due to any injury to testis or infection. Infection usually associate with other inflammatory signs and even fever.
Severe pain may be even due to torsion of testis. You need to visit your doctor ASAP to rule out this as it can cause permanent damage if delayed.

For now use testicle support by elevating them and avoid any manipulations in testes. Take NSAID like Ibuprofen 400mg for pain and visit your doctor.

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