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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Men's Health
Question: M 13 year old son has pain in his right testicle, says he woke up with it, and that he had a similar pain on Friday. Note that he not have the pain yesterday, despite swimming in three races.

The pain today is worse when he walks up stairs and when he was playing outside.

He says he has not been masturbating.
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Given some possible diagnoses and the recommendations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your health query.

From what you are describing me, the most possible causes of that pain is:
- Testicular torsion: this is an emergency.
- varicocele: you may notice the swollen veins in the side of the testicles. But sometimes they may be invisible with free eye because of the small size.
- Inguinal of femoral hernia: same as above applies- it can be visible or not.
- Trauma: he may have hit himself somewhere and not remember it.
- Urinary tract infection: he will have other symptoms in this case.

To rule out all this, and to know for sure what is going on, I would recommend that a local doctor see him, examine him and also do a testicle ultrasound who will see clearly what the problem is.
For the moment give him Ibuprofen every 6 hours as needed and set the appointment of the local doctor as soon as possible. If you tell them the symptoms he have they should give to him priority.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Regards,
Dr. Papaqako

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
Are you ruling out growing pains?

The pain is minor when he sits. No swelling, no veins purteuding?
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
We can say growing pains once other causes are excluded.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I am not ruling out growing pains.
But "growing pains" is a excluding diagnoses. This means that we can say that when the other causes of a pain in testicles is excluded.

It is reassuring that there are no veins visible and that there is no swelling.
Also, a minor pain kinda excludes the testicular torsion. But there are many specters of it. So it the pain gets worse or not better, I would recommend what I said above.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Dr. Papaqako
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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