Each representative of the strong half of humanity, without exception, always worries about the health of their reproductive system. Pain in the testicles not only carry physiological discomfort, but also have a negative effect on the psycho-emotional state. Why does testicular pain develop in men? We search for the reasons together with the urologist.
Pain in the testicles: find out the reason from a specialist
As is known, the testicles in the reproductive system of men are a paired organ, which is located in the scrotum. Both the right and left testicle fulfill two important functions:
- production of the hormone testosterone;
- semen production.
Often, pain in the right testicle in a man can cause the development of impotence and phobias. Without exaggeration, we can say that with the appearance of such symptoms, many representatives of the strong half of humanity even think about the possible occurrence of a lethal outcome.
The causes that can provoke pain in the right or left testicle in men are very diverse. One of them is getting injured. If the pain does not pass within 3-4 hours, then this becomes a serious reason to visit the urologist.
Often, pain in the testicles arises due to a long absence of sexual relations. If ejaculation does not occur systematically, it always causes discomfort. It is not necessary to treat such a condition with drugs. To eliminate the pain in this case, the man should have sex with a partner or masturbate.
Pain in the testicles can occur among representatives of the strong half of humanity of different age groups. In addition to the above reasons, there are a number of factors that can cause pain in the testicles, in particular:
- twisted testicles;
- inguinal hernia;
- the course of inflammatory processes (orchitis);
- urolithiasis pathology;
- infectious diseases;
- internal bleeding.
With the appearance of pain in the right or left testicle, as a rule, additional symptoms occur:
- discomfort during tactile contact with the testicles;
- increased low-grade fever;
- an increase in the structure and size of the testicles;
- pain syndromes in the scrotum;
- gag reflexes;
- the appearance of a bulge on the surface of the scrotum.
The nature of pain in the testicles
The nature of pain syndromes in the testicles in men is often a signal of the development of a particular pathology. If a pulling pain has appeared in the testicles, this condition should not be ignored, since this can be fraught with the development of complicated consequences.
As medical practice shows, the appearance of a pulling pain syndrome in the testicle may be a consequence of the development of one of these ailments:
If pain is localized in the right testicle, then this may be primarily due to prolonged abstinence from sexual intercourse. In addition, pain may occur as a result of cycling or sports. To determine the cause of the pulling and aching pain in the testicles in men is quite difficult. Such symptoms can be provoked by the development of infectious or inflammatory processes, especially in the accessory part of the testicles. For primary discomfort in the testicles, which do not pass independently within 4 hours, you need to consult a urologist. Only a comprehensive examination will allow a specialist to make a reliable diagnosis and prescribe a comprehensive treatment.
What is dangerous twisting?
Pathology such as testicular torsion is extremely rare in practice. The risk of developing this disease is sharply reduced after 30 years. Until today, the reliable reasons for the development of such a disease are unknown to medicine. Treatment specialists claim that excessive physical activity in no way affects the appearance of testicular torsion.
When the spermatic cord is twisted, the testicle wraps around its axis and is in an unnatural position. Because of this, the exit of seminal fluid is blocked and blood does not flow into the testicle. In some cases, for the treatment of such disease requires surgical intervention. It is impossible to neglect such a state, since this can lead to the development of gangrene and the removal of the testicle completely.
The nature of epididymitis
This medical term urologists call the state when infectious and inflammatory processes occur in the testicles. The risk group includes representatives of a strong half of humanity who have an indiscriminate sex life and do not use contraception.
It is possible to determine the development of pathology independently by palpation of the testicles. Touching the scrotum will be accompanied by pain. In addition, the testicles will increase in size, as well as increase the level of subfebrile temperature. If you do not treat this disease, it can lead to impotence and male infertility.
Orchitis as a consequence of mumps
Mumps disease can lead to the development of orchitis. Simply put, it is the course of inflammatory processes in the cavity of the testicles. Initially, a man experiences severe pain, and then it gradually disappears. The testicles atrophy and change their shape.
As medical practice shows, even this pathology does not lead to complete infertility. In rare cases, men with this diagnosis are quite capable of reproducing offspring. Diagnosis of pathology: go to the reception to the urologist
Representatives of the strong half of humanity are always more tolerant of pain than women. Especially when it comes to their male health. Many men are in no hurry to see an urologist, because they are shy and feel defective.
This cannot be done, as in some cases, testicular diseases can lead not only to the unfortunate consequences of a physiological type, but also to a number of psycho-emotional problems. Many of the stronger sex against the background of the development of the disease appear phobias, and some live in constant fear of the onset of premature death.
Passing a full-scale examination is simply necessary when pain occurs in the testicles. Often this symptom is a kind of signal. To determine the cause of pain in the testicles, as well as to assign a full and comprehensive treatment, the urologist conducts a number of diagnostic procedures, in particular:
- urine and blood sampling for comparative studies;
- rectal examination;
- palpation of the scrotum;
- microscopy of smears taken from the urethra;
- ultrasound diagnosis;
If, as a result of all the above-mentioned manipulations, it is not possible to establish an accurate diagnosis, the man is offered to undergo an additional examination by a neuropathologist and a proctologist.
The treatment of the disease: the restoration of male power
Treatment of testicular pathology depends solely on the diagnosis. Also, the patient's age, history, physiological characteristics, etc., directly influence the methods of treatment. When getting injured, you can apply an ice compress to the scrotum area and take a pharmacological drug that has an analgesic effect.
When torsion of the spermatic cord, on which the seminal fluid is removed, as a rule, surgical intervention is performed. Inflammatory and infectious processes require treatment with drugs of various groups.
The state of the male reproductive system depends largely on his lifestyle. You can not ignore the appearance of pain syndromes in the testicles. In some cases, this can lead to the development of complicated consequences, such as infertility, impotence, oncology. Timely referral to a specialist is the key to successful treatment and quick recovery. Be healthy!