Testicular/scrotal pain may indicate a serious problem like testicular torsion, so it’s important to take it seriously. The expert urologists at Urology Associates of Mobile have extensive experience in diagnostics, medical urology, and urologic surgery, allowing them to identify and treat the pain quickly and effectively. The practice is conveniently located in Mobile, Daphne, Foley, Grove Hill, and Thomasville, Alabama, and Lucedale, Mississippi. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.
Testicular/scrotal pain is any pain that occurs in your testicles, which are housed inside your scrotum. Generally, testicular and scrotal pain mean the same thing: pain inside the scrotum. Many men experience the following problems when they have testicular pain.
Testicular pain and its associated symptoms are a major warning sign that could indicate serious conditions like testicular torsion. If you have these symptoms, get in touch with your Urology Associates of Mobile urologist as soon as possible.
There are many possible reasons for testicular pain, including:
Sometimes, external factors can cause testicle pain as well. For example, blunt trauma to the testicle from a collision or other kind of accident can potentially cause serious bruising and pain.
In rare cases, blunt trauma can cause testicular rupture, in which the tunica albuginea (connective tissue in testicles) is torn.
Testicular/scrotal pain diagnosis starts with a physical exam and health history. Your Urology Associates of Mobile specialist also orders lab tests and possibly imaging studies according to the suspected underlying cause of your pain.
You commonly have a urinalysis and blood test, which help determine whether you have an infection and may identify other causes of testicular pain. If you’re experiencing penile discharge, a sign of sexually transmitted disease, you may need a urethral swab for testing.
Imaging tests may include ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan, X-ray of your urinary tract, or radionuclide imaging.
Treatment depends on the cause, so it can vary from a course of antibiotics to surgical repair of damaged testicular and scrotal tissue. Most causes of testicular pain are treatable, but getting a prompt evaluation is key in maintaining your long-term health.
Urology Associates of Mobile offers testicular/scrotal pain solutions in a comfortable environment, so reach out to any of its convenient locations by phone or using the online scheduling tool.