Make An Appointment

Physician Location Contact

Testicular Pain/Scrotal Pain

Testicular pain can occur in one or both testicles located in the scrotum. The scrotum is the sac that holds the testicles. The testicles are very sensitive, and a minor injury can cause pain or discomfort. Testicular pain should be treated as a serious condition, and medical attention should be sought to rule out conditions such as testicular torsion, in which the blood supply to the testicle is cut off.


Pain and discomfort to the scrotal/ testicle area are the main symptoms. The onset may be acute (sudden) from causes like trauma or it can be slower and gradual following a chronic infection.


  • Male gender
  • Mumps
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Trauma
  • Prostatitis


After examining you and discussing your history with you, your practitioner may order an ultrasound to make sure there is no evidence of torsion, which is a twisting of the testicle that cuts off the blood supply. This can cause infertility and is a medical emergency.


The treatment of testicular pain/scrotal pain depends on the diagnosis. The treatment may involve pain relief medication, antibiotics, untwisting of the testicles by a doctor or scrotal surgery.