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What causes pain and discomfort in the left testicle?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 in Testicle Problems
Question: My left testicle has been giving me slight pain and discomfort for around a week now. Especially when I lay on my side to go to sleep, it floats substantially in front of my right testicle. When I'm standing it is more elevated than my right, and is also in front of my right which is not normal for me. I thought it might have been torsion, but it is pretty low grade pain (Like an ache), it contracts when I stroke and pinch my inner thighs, no visible swelling or redness, and does not appear to be positioned transversely to my other one. Just wondering what potentially can be causing the pain, and why it changed it's positioning. .
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
very early orchitis possible .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* The narration here seems to be from possible very early orchitis where you will
get mild ache without swelling or redness .

* This does not indicate any chance of torsion or other possible dangerous threat
at all .

* Primary guidelines at present

- Drink plenty of liquids to maintain hydration and prevent secondary urinary
infection .
- Avoid sleeping over left flank for eliminating compression over left testicle .
- Wear loose , cotton inner wears ( avoid tight jeans also ) .
- Be careful for bumpy rides or jerky exercises if performing .
- Tab. ibuprofen ( 400 ) mg after meals if pain score more than 3 of 10 .

* Follow up after 24 hours or early if required .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards take care .
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