Steven Doerr, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Doerr received his undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated with his Medical Degree from the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado in 1998 and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine from Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado in 2002, where he also served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
The primary role of the testicle is to produce sperm and the hormone testosterone.
There are numerous conditions that can cause testicular pain, and a few of them constitute medical emergencies.
The signs and symptoms may include pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness of the testicle and/or scrotum. Nausea, vomiting and fever may also be present.
The different causes of testicular pain can be diagnosed using blood tests, urinalysis and imaging studies, in addition to a complete physical exam.
The treatment for testicular pain varies depending on the underlying cause, and may include pain medication, antibiotics, and surgical intervention.
The complications of the conditions causing testicular pain may include infection, impaired fertility, permanent damage to the testicle or loss of the testicle.
Only a few causes of testicular pain are preventable.
What is testicular pain (pain in the testicles)?
Testicular pain is pain or discomfort that is felt in one or both testicles. The pain may originate from the testicle itself, or it may be the result of other conditions affecting the scrotum, groin or abdomen. Though there are numerous medical conditions that can cause testicular pain, it is important to understand that a few of them constitute medical emergencies that require immediate medical attention in order to prevent the loss of testicular function.