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Discomfort in the left testicle, painful to the touch. Solution?

hi , im a 16 year old boy and for the past 2 days ive had this mild pain but discomfort in my left testicle only, im afraid its something serious like cancer , i tried doing the self exam thing but it hurts to touch either of them , their just really sensitive .. i really dont want to have to go to a doctor it d be too embarrassing, please tell me what to do? im really worried. thanks
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response
Hai Ryankennady,
Welcome to HCM.
Testicular pain at this age is quite common. If your testis is swollen and very painful then it may be due to MUMPS a viral disease or a STD cause. More common is the pain above the testis in the conducting system that is epididymis. This may be due various reasons like filariasis, urinary tract infection , tuberculosis and a STD.
DON'T GET EMBARRASSED TO GO TO A SURGEON and get checked yourself with investigations. This is a must.Possibility of cancer is remote. If it is not treated properly it may lead to a block of your conducting system of sperm transport you may likely to have infertility in the future.
So meet your doctor at the earliest and get cured.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
DR S.Murugan
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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