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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

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 urinary tract or prostate infection, or by trauma due to injury or heavy lifting.

Symptoms include redness, swelling, and pain in the testicle; pain on urination or ejaculation; discharge from the penis; and blood in the semen.

Men having unprotected sex are at the highest risk for developing this condition. Treatment involves antibiotics as well as rest, cold packs to the testicles, wearing an athletic supporter, and refraining from lifting and sexual intercourse until the infection is gone.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: nausea, fever, chills, pain in one testicle, vomiting

Urgency: In-person visit

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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 testicle. Testicular torsion can occur spontaneously, after several hours of exercise, or after an event such as trauma to the scrotum.

Symptoms include.

Treatments include manual de-torsion, which is a temporary fix, and necessary emergency surgery in order to salvage the affected testicle.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: testicle pain, nausea, pain in one testicle, vomiting, testicular swelling

Symptoms that always occur with testicular torsion: testicle pain

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

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?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

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 visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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