Is chronic testicular pain serious?

Thousands of men suffer from a serious, disabling condition called chronic testicular pain (CTP). CTP can be intermittent or constant. Most testicular pain is considered chronic if the patient has suffered with it for at least three months.

What can cause long term testicular pain?

The etiology of testicular pain is varied and is frequently idiopathic. Easily recognized and reversible causes include spermatocele, tumor, infection, varicocele, and torsion. Chronic orchialgia has been defined as at least 3 months of chronic or intermittent pain.

How do you treat chronic testicular pain?

Conservative therapy includes heat, ice, scrotal elevation, antibiotics, analgesics, NSAIDs, antidepressants (doxepin or amitriptyline), anticonvulsants (gabapentin and pregabalin), regional and local nerve blocks, pelvic floor physical therapy, biofeedback, acupuncture, and psychotherapy for at least 3 months.

Does chronic testicular pain last forever?

Orchialgia is the medical term for chronic testicular pain, defined as constant or intermittent pain in the testicles, lasting for three or more months and interfering with one’s quality of life. It’s not an uncommon problem for men of all ages, but it is seen more frequently in young adults.

What does chronic testicular pain feel like?

In some men, pain in the epididymis is mistaken for chronic testicular pain. Men describe the sensations of CTP in many ways. It can feel like burning, aching, pressure, throbbing, heaviness, pulling, or a combination. It can also feel like a groin pull.

Is chronic epididymitis curable?

Acute epididymitis is felt quickly with redness and pain, and it goes away with treatment. Chronic epididymitis typically is a duller pain, develops slowly and is a longer-term problem. Symptoms of chronic epididymitis can get better, but may not go away fully with treatment and may come and go.

Can Urgent Care treat testicle pain?

Sudden, severe testicle pain needs immediate medical care. Call your provider right away or go to an emergency room if: Your pain is severe or sudden. You have had an injury or trauma to the scrotum, and you still have pain or swelling after 1 hour.