Two-sided Testicular Swelling Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your two-sided testicular swelling symptoms, including 3 causes & common questions.

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Contents

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

3 Possible Two-Sided Testicular Swelling Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced two-sided testicular swelling. 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 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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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Two-Sided Testicular Swelling

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

  • Do you notice anything going on with your testicles or scrotum?
  • Are you sexually active?
  • Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Have you experienced any nausea?

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

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Two-Sided Testicular Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced two-sided testicular swelling have also experienced:

  • 7% Testicle Pain
  • 4% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • 3% Painful Urination

People who have experienced two-sided testicular swelling were most often matched with:

  • 40% Testicular Torsion
  • 33% Epididymitis
  • 26% Intermittent Testicular Torsion

People who have experienced two-sided testicular swelling had symptoms persist for:

  • 39% Less than a week
  • 25% Less than a day
  • 19% Over a month

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

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