Testicular/Scrotal Pain Specialist

Urologists located in Pasadena, CA

Testicular/Scrotal Pain services offered in Pasadena, CA

If you have pain in your testicles or scrotum, see your urologist as soon as possible to find its root cause and get the treatment needed to prevent complications. At Pasadena Urological Medical Group in Pasadena, California, the experienced urology physicians offer treatments for testicular/scrotal pain to provide relief and reduce further problems. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book one online today.

Testicular/Scrotal Pain Q&A

What is testicular/scrotal pain?

Testicular pain is a feeling of discomfort in your testicles or scrotum. Numerous factors can cause it, some of which are serious and need immediate medical attention. The pain might be mild or severe and appear in one or both of your testicles. Testicular/scrotal pain is either acute (short-lived) or chronic (long-lasting).

Pasadena Urological Medical Group offers a complete workup of scrotal pain, including in-office ultrasounds. Providers focus on medically managing bothersome symptoms and preventing recurrence.

What does testicular/scrotal pain feel like?

If you have testicular or scrotal pain, it may feel like:

  • Sharp pain
  • Dull ache
  • Pain with physical activity
  • Discomfort that increases over time
  • Intense pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bruising
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • Frequent or burning urination
  • Blood in the urine

Severe testicular pain could be a sign of testicular torsion, a severe medical problem that causes testicle blood supply loss and requires emergency medical care.

Why do I have testicular pain?

Some of the common risk factors for developing testicular/scrotal pain include:

  • Playing contact sports
  • Doing heavy manual labor
  • Family history of testicular cancer
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Trauma or injury
  • Testicular inflammation
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Groin hernias
  • Epididymis inflammation 
  • Fluid buildup around the testicles
  • Large veins near your testicles
  • Blood surrounding the testicles
  • Kidney stones
  • Testicular torsion
  • Testicular cancer
  • Post-vasectomy pain

Finding the root cause of testicular/scrotal pain is vital in determining the best way to treat your condition and prevent complications. 

How is testicular/scrotal pain diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of your discomfort, the Pasadena Urological Medical Group team discusses your medical history, lifestyle habits, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam, check your vital signs, and may order blood or urine testing. You might need an ultrasound to screen for signs of cancer.

How does my provider treat testicular/scrotal pain?

Your personalized treatment for testicular/scrotal pain may include:

  • Icing the painful area
  • Taking warm baths
  • Wearing an athletic supporter
  • Taking medications
  • Undergoing surgery

Surgery corrects hernias, testicular torsion, testicular cancer, and other common causes of testicular pain. Your provider can make repairs, remove tissues, and reduce pain during surgery.

Shockwave lithotripsy uses shockwave energy to break up kidney stones responsible for testicular discomfort.

To find out what’s causing testicular/scrotal pain and treat it, schedule an evaluation with the Pasadena Urological Medical Group team by phone or book one online today.