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Testicle Numbness

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Last updated November 18, 2020

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Testicle numbness can be alarming since it is most likely caused by a compressed or damage nerve. Groin nerve irritation and a thigh nerve issue can cause tingling in the scrotum. A herniated disk in the lower back can also can also cause tingling testicles and pubic area. Read now for more information on causes and treatment options.

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3 causes of testicle numbness

This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Groin nerve irritation

There are several nerves supplying the groin, inner thigh and genital region. Entrapment or irritation of one of these nerves can result in pain or numbness in this area. This is often caused by surgery in this area but can happen without a specific cause as well.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: thigh numbness, groin numbness, testicle numbness, sharp testicle or scrotum pain, sharp groin pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Thigh nerve issue (meralgia paresthetica)

Meralgia paresthetica is a nerve condition that causes an area of skin over the upper outer thigh to feel numb, tingly, or painful. This is caused by compression of a nerve known as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh as it passes underneath a tough fibrous ligament known as the inguinal ligament.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: pain in the outside of the hip, pain in one thigh, thigh numbness, tingling upper leg, hip numbness

Symptoms that never occur with thigh nerve issue (meralgia paresthetica): new headache, swollen hip, swollen hips, swelling of one hip, leg swelling, weakness of both legs, leg weakness

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Herniated (slipped) disk in the lower back

The backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bones called vertebrae. In between the bones are soft disks filled with a jelly-like substance. These disks cushion the vertebrae and keep them in place. Although people talk about a slipped disk, nothing actually slips out of place. The outer shell of the disk ruptures, and the jelly-like substance bulges out. It may be pressing on a nerve, which is what causes the pain.A slipped disk is more likely to happen due to strain on the back, such as during heavy lifting, and older individuals are at higher risk.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: lower back pain, moderate back pain, back pain that shoots down the leg, back pain that gets worse when sitting, leg weakness

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Testicle numbness symptom checker statistics

People who have experienced testicle numbness have also experienced:

  • 18% Penis Numbness
  • 7% Pain In One Testicle
  • 6% Testicle Pain

People who have experienced testicle numbness were most often matched with:

  • 33% Groin Nerve Irritation
  • 33% Thigh Nerve Issue (Meralgia Paresthetica)
  • 33% Herniated (Slipped) Disk In The Lower Back

People who have experienced testicle numbness had symptoms persist for:

  • 42% Less than a day
  • 22% Less than a week
  • 20% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant.

Hear what 1 other is saying
Just a little concerned but I feel fine…Posted June 24, 2021 by M.
I’ve started to feel kind of random numbness around my nuts :( It happened a while ago like around a few months and it just feels weird… it kind of happened when I’m laying around and maybe in a weird position, but it’s just like the feeling of your foot falling asleep but without the tingling as far as I can tell. I’m 16 and I do normal teenager activities if you know what I mean, but I don’t think that’s the cause. I’m not very fat, but it could be that I might be putting too much weight on them by laying around. It doesn’t happen when I sleep, but just randomly, even if I’m standing upright or lying down. It’s not frequent but just thought I’d share cuz what the heck. Anyways, I feel fine. I can still perform for lack of a better term and I’ve been walking a lot recently (around 3 miles a day) so maybe that might be the cause… Anyways I’ll just try to eat better and maybe not lay around too much. I hope it’s not because I have a health problem. I have a normal amount of fat for someone my age. I don’t know my muscle to fat percentage, but I’m not obese or anything, but it could be that I need to lose some fat.

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