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What causes painful swelling in the testicles?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018
Question: I have a swollen testicle that is very painful, I have ice on it now which helps with the pain and swelling. Not sure what has happened?
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Go to ER

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for sending the query.

There are a few possibilities here but bottom line is that this should be evaluated ASAP.

One possibility is testicular torsion - a true emergency that occurs when there is twisting of the tubes and vessels that are connected to the testicle.

Other possible causes include epididymiitis which is inflammation of one of the tubes connected to the testicle. this is often treated with antibiotics.

In order to find the true cause of your symptoms and minimize risk of damage to the testicle it is important that you have this evaluated as soon as possible by your local doctor.

Thanks again for the query,

Sincerely,

Dr Galamaga
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What causes painful swelling in the testicles?

Brief Answer: Go to ER Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for sending the query. There are a few possibilities here but bottom line is that this should be evaluated ASAP. One possibility is testicular torsion - a true emergency that occurs when there is twisting of the tubes and vessels that are connected to the testicle. Other possible causes include epididymiitis which is inflammation of one of the tubes connected to the testicle. this is often treated with antibiotics. In order to find the true cause of your symptoms and minimize risk of damage to the testicle it is important that you have this evaluated as soon as possible by your local doctor. Thanks again for the query, Sincerely, Dr Galamaga