Moderate Testicle/Scrotum Pain Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your moderate testicle/scrotum pain symptoms, including 6 causes & common questions.

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  1. 6 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

6 Possible Moderate Testicle/Scrotum Pain Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced moderate testicle/scrotum pain. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Epididymitis

Epididymitis is an inflammation of one or both of the tubes of the epididymis, a coiled tube which stores sperm inside each testicle. It is caused by a bacterial infection, most often from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Epididymitis can also be caused by a urina...

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Intermittent testicular torsion

Intermittent testicular torsion is also called ITT or chronic testicular torsion. Torsion refers to an abnormal twisting of the spermatic cord, which runs from each testicle up into the abdomen and carries blood vessels, nerves, and sperm-transporting ducts.

In intermittent cases, the testicle becomes untwisted on its own and the symptoms spontaneously resolve. The condition nearly always returns, however, and may continue to come and go.

The cause is believed to be a congenital abnormality that leaves the testicle insufficiently anchored within the scrotum.

Symptoms include sudden, severe groin and testicular pain with nausea and vomiting, followed by spontaneous relief of symptoms even without treatment.

Eventually, testicular torsion can result in loss of circulation followed by tissue death and loss of the testicle. Any type of testicular torsion is a medical emergency. Take the patient to the emergency room or call 9-1-1.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and sometimes ultrasound.

Treatment involves emergency surgery to untwist the spermatic cord and anchor the testicle in its proper place within the scrotum.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: nausea, testicle pain that comes and goes, vomiting, pain in one testicle, testicular swelling

Symptoms that always occur with intermittent testicular torsion: testicle pain that comes and goes

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Testicular cancer

The testicles, or the male sex glands, are two egg-shaped glands located in a sac of skin (scrotum) beneath the penis. Most testicular cancers originate in the germ cells of the testicles, which produce immature sperm that then matures in order to fertilize a female egg and start a pre...

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Testicular torsion

In torsion, the testicle is inadequately attached to the scrotum, allowing it to rotate freely within. This can lead to twisting of the testicle about the blood vessels to which it is connected, cutting off blood flow and leading to severe pain and the eventual death of the testicl...

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Non-serious testicle injury

Being struck in the testicles is very common, and despite the intense pain that follows, rarely requires professional medical care.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: testicle pain from an injury, testicle injury

Symptoms that always occur with non-serious testicle injury: testicle injury

Urgency: Self-treatment

Orchitis

Orchitis occurs when one or both testicles are inflamed. This is often caused by sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea or chlamydia. More rarely, orchitis is caused by a virus.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: spontaneous testicle pain, fever, tender testicular swelling, muscle aches, new headache

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Testicle/Scrotum Pain

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Are you sexually active?
  • Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Do you notice anything going on with your testicles or scrotum?
  • How would you explain this pain?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Moderate Testicle/Scrotum Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced moderate testicle/scrotum pain have also experienced:

  • 7% Pain In The Lower Right Abdomen
  • 6% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • 5% Pain In The Lower Left Abdomen

People who have experienced moderate testicle/scrotum pain were most often matched with:

  • 38% Epididymitis
  • 30% Intermittent Testicular Torsion
  • 30% Testicular Cancer

People who have experienced moderate testicle/scrotum pain had symptoms persist for:

  • 33% Less than a week
  • 27% Less than a day
  • 20% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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