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What causes pulsing in testicals?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2014
Question: i have been having a pulsing in my left testical for like 6 days now, i dont have any pain or swelling, it seems like the only times i feel the pulsing is when i sit down, what could that be
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer: It could be varicocele. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. Naturally there is cluster of veins at the top of each testis to help keep temperature of gland lower needed for sperm formation. When such veins get dilated which is quiet common, one get varicocele and one can feel pulsations. Investigation of choice is ultrasound with Doppler study. Minor cases might not need treatment as such.Few patients need minor surgical procedures to correct this. I would recommend a visit to doctor and get investigations done , so that further course can be planned. Hope this answers your query.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir (6 minutes later)
IS THIS SOMTHING THAT MIGHT GO AWAY ON ITS OWN IN A COUPLE DAYS OR IS THIS TYPE OF THING USALLY NEEDS TREATMENT, ITS BEEN HAPPING FOR LIKE 5 DAYS, IT ONLY LASTS MAYBE 3 TO 5 SECONDS WHEN IT DOES HAPPEN AND IT PROBLY HAPPENS 5 TO 6 TIMES A DAY USALLY AT NIGHT AND WHEN I AM SITTING DOWN
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer: This not an emergency so you can wait. Detailed Answer: Hello, This is not an emergency , so you can surely wait for few days to see if symptoms resolve. If they continue then get investigations done, with such minor symptoms you will not need any treatment.But these investigations will act as baseline for future, if symptoms progress. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir (1 hour later)
COULD IT BE ANXIETY.. I DO GET A PULSING IN MY LEGS OFTEN, AND OTHER PLACES AND I THINK THATS ANXIETY... I DONT HAVE BAD ANXIETY BUT I WOULD SAY I LIVE WITH MILD ANXIETY
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Unlikely to be anxiety related Detailed Answer: Its rare to get anxiety related pulsations in testis. So its unlikely to be associated with anxiety. Regards.
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What causes pulsing in testicals?

Brief Answer: It could be varicocele. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. Naturally there is cluster of veins at the top of each testis to help keep temperature of gland lower needed for sperm formation. When such veins get dilated which is quiet common, one get varicocele and one can feel pulsations. Investigation of choice is ultrasound with Doppler study. Minor cases might not need treatment as such.Few patients need minor surgical procedures to correct this. I would recommend a visit to doctor and get investigations done , so that further course can be planned. Hope this answers your query.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.