Testicle Pain

Every man understands the severe pain caused by testicle trauma, but they’re usually not prepared for ongoing testicle pain that doesn’t seem to have an obvious cause. At Gulf Coast Urology, John Bertini, MD,  James Harris, MD, Grant Redrow, MD, and Travis Green, MD have decades of experience helping men with testicular pain, using extensive in-office diagnostic testing and personalized treatment plans to relieve your pain. Call the office in Clear Lake or Houston, Texas, or schedule an appointment online today. We care for patients throughout Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, League City, Friendswood, and Southeast Houston.

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What causes testicle pain?

Testicle pain develops from many possible problems that generally result in pain-causing inflammation and infections. A few of the most common causes of testicle pain include:


Epididymitis occurs when the coiled tubes that store sperm (the epididymis) become swollen due to a bacterial infection. You may experience sudden pain and redness or a dull pain that develops slowly.

Chronic orchialgia

Intermittent or constant testicular pain that lasts longer than three months is called chronic orchialgia. Numerous possible problems can cause this condition, including infection, inflammation, trauma, nerve entrapment, and pelvic floor muscle spasms.


Orchitis refers to swelling or pain due to an infection or virus. Orchitis may affect one or both testicles.

Testicular trauma

When forceful trauma damages your testicles, you develop sudden severe pain. Trauma can also harm any part of the testicle, causing bleeding and infection.

Testicular cancer

In the early stages, testicular cancer doesn’t cause symptoms. When symptoms appear, you have a lump in the testicle, testicular pain and tenderness, and possibly a dull ache in your abdomen or groin.

Inguinal hernia

An inguinal hernia may cause testicular pain by pushing against your testicle.

What should I know about testicular torsion?

If you develop sudden, sharp testicular pain, you may have a condition called testicular torsion. This problem occurs when the testicle rotates and puts pressure on the spermatic cord. Testicular torsion can cut off the blood supply to your scrotum, which is a medical emergency requiring immediate medical care.

How do you treat testicular pain?

Your Gulf Coast Urology provider may prescribe one of many possible treatments, depending on the underlying cause of your testicular pain. A short list of the wide range of treatments includes:

  • Applying heat and ice
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Nerve blocks
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Surgery

The team at Gulf Coast Urology are experts at evaluating your symptoms and diagnosing the cause of your testicular pain. They also have extensive experience treating all the potential causes, including testicular cancer.

Whether you have sudden, severe testicle pain, or ongoing chronic pain, call Gulf Coast Urology or schedule an appointment online.

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