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What causes light pain and soreness in testicles ?

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Hello, i'm 14 and in good shape.
recently i have been having some soreness/ and light pain in my testicles.. left mostly.
right is iffy.. not to bad.
but, my left one is pretty sensitive. i do not masturbate much, not at all even.
and i do not feel any lumps, on either of them.
the pain is not bad, just annoying. i can run and jump.
it's just there ya know.. been this way for about 4 days.

someone help?

Posted Mon, 7 May 2012 in Testicle Problems
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 51 minutes later
Thanks for writing to us.
Actually there are many causes for painful testis. For your information, i will discuss about each of them.
First cause is Trauma-- In your case , there is no history of such incident.
Second cause is -- hormonal imbalance-- Again you are not suffering from this because, you are not giving history of any feminine features.
Third cause is excessive tobacco abuse-- Again there is no such thing in your history.
Forth cause may be- Excessive masturbation-- again NO.
Fifth and a common cause is Stress.
Sixth cause may be inflammation or infection of epididymis, testis or the surrounding structures.
What to do now--
First of all try to find out the cause of your problem by consulting a urologist, get yourself properly examined and investigated and get an expert management of the case.
Hope this will certainly help you.
Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.
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Follow-up: What causes light pain and soreness in testicles ? 2 hours later
thank you for writing me.
i was just wondering,
could Excessive masturbation cause testicle pain?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 55 minutes later

Thanks for writing again.

Yes. Excessive masturbation is also one of the causes. You need to consider this factor also. Avoid it till the pain subsides.

Wishing you an early recovery.


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Follow-up: What causes light pain and soreness in testicles ? 12 hours later
alright, thank you for your help.
like i said, it's kinda on & off.
and discomfort.. would medicine help?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 34 minutes later

Thanks again for writing back.

I would treat you with anti-inflammatory analgesics and antibiotics as the possibility of infection cannot be ruled out.

You may use Ibuprofen twice a day after food for 2-3 days. I encourage you to consult your primary doctor for evaluation. They can prescribe you a course of antibiotics.

Hope this helps.

Wish you speedy recovery.


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