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6 Potential Spontaneous Testicle Pain Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Epididymitis

    Epididymitis is swelling (inflammation) of the epididymis, a tube that sits on top of the testicle and is involved in making sperm. Most cases of inflammation are due to an infection.

    Pain eases in a few days, swelling may take up to a week to go down.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, fever, chills, pain in one testicle, vomiting
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  2. 2.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.

    Most people begin to feel better in a few days although it may take up to a month for the tenderness to fully disappear.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous testicle pain, fever, tender testicular swelling, muscle aches, new headache
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)

    Painful bladder syndrome, also known as interstitial cystitis (IC), is a chronic condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently. The cause of this condition is not very clear and it is usually diagnosed when other causes like urinary tract infections are excluded.

    Chronic disease whose progression varies highly from person to person. Symptoms may persist for years.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), depressed mood, pelvis pain, arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Gonococcal Urethritis

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a germ (bacterium) called the gonococcus. This bacterium is spread by sexual contact, or through transmission during childbirth, and causes inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine.

    Infection takes up to a week to clear.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, fluid leaking, spontaneous testicle pain, redness at the tip of the penis, testicular swelling
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer is a condition where cells inside the testicle begin to grow out of control, forming a lump (called a tumor). These cells may spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.

    Outlook is better than most cancers, and your ability to have sex or have children will not be affected.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    testicular lump, spontaneous testicle pain, hard testicle lump, swelling of one ear
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Gonococcal Urethritis

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a germ (bacterium) called the gonococcus. This bacterium is spread by sexual contact, or through transmission during childbirth, and causes inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine.

    Infection takes up to a week to clear.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    painful urination, fluid leaking, spontaneous testicle pain, testicular swelling, redness at the tip of the penis
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Spontaneous Testicle Pain

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Are you sexually active?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?

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Spontaneous Testicle Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced spontaneous testicle pain have also experienced:

    • 5% Pain in the Lower Right Abdomen
    • 5% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 5% Dry Skin
  • People who have experienced spontaneous testicle pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Less Than a Week
    • 27% Less Than a Day
    • 20% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced spontaneous testicle pain were most often matched with:

    • 57% Epididymitis
    • 16% Orchitis
    • 2% Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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