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Pain in the testicle while sitting. No lumps. What could be the problem?

My husband is 60 years old and when in a sitting position his left testicle rises into his scrotum with a dull ache, when he stands up the testicle drops and the pain goes away. There are no lumps and he does a lot of heavy lifting in his job which he thinks this is how the problem happened. it has been like this for about a month. Could you please give me some idea of why this is happening ?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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The testicle is suspended by spermatic cord which enters the scrotum through groin from stomach.This cord contains muscle called cremaster which contracts sometimes.
So,due to the contraction of the muscle during lifting,your husbands testis is changing its position.
If there is no swelling visible or palpable,then it is not of much concern.If there is swelling in the groin which is disappearing in lying down posture,it could be hernia
It is natural.
If you still have doubt,consult a surgeon and get an ultrasound scrotum
Wish him good health
Answered: Thu, 23 May 2013
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