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Suggest treatment for swelling and pain in the testicles

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Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016
Question: Hello doctor, My ball got swollen over night and am very worried about it. I think this had to do with the woman I last have affair with. Please advice.
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
several possibilities

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
You really need to see a doctor for an exam and some testing. If you think this is due to a sexual encounter then it would be from an infection and that would need to be diagnosed and treated.
If it is not an infection then there are some masses, cysts or hernias that can develop in the area of the testicles. In order to diagnose any of these you would need to see a doctor in person for an exam.
If there is a lot of pain then you could be dealing with a testicular torsion (where the testicle gets twisted around). This is very painful and if you have that you should go to emergency now.
If it is not that painful but just swollen then see a doctor as soon as possible
Regards,
Dr. Robinson
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Brief Answer: several possibilities Detailed Answer: Hello, You really need to see a doctor for an exam and some testing. If you think this is due to a sexual encounter then it would be from an infection and that would need to be diagnosed and treated. If it is not an infection then there are some masses, cysts or hernias that can develop in the area of the testicles. In order to diagnose any of these you would need to see a doctor in person for an exam. If there is a lot of pain then you could be dealing with a testicular torsion (where the testicle gets twisted around). This is very painful and if you have that you should go to emergency now. If it is not that painful but just swollen then see a doctor as soon as possible Regards, Dr. Robinson