Conditions and Diseases
What could cause a bit of swelling and some sharp soreness in your left testicle if you are a virgin?
Asked in Muscular System
Is hot or cold water better to help ease muscle soreness?
That really depends on the preference of the individual, and the underlying cause of the muscle soreness. If the soreness is a result of over doing it from exercise, and is not from an injury, heat could be the way to go, as it dilates the blood vessels and brings more blood into the area, as well as promoting muscle relaxation. Cold should always be used if you suspect an injury, as it prevents swelling, and swelling is a result of histamine response to the injury. K.Jones LVN/Combat Medic
Asked in Body Piercing
What would cause swelling and soreness around your tongue ring nine years after you pierced it?
Asked in Men's Health
What causes testicles swelling in men?
One common problem that can cause scrotal swelling in men is Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). If you are experiencing swelling in your lower extremities and in the testicles, I would go see a cardiologist, as the problem with the testicles is not from the testicles themselves, but from a problem with the heart. Other problems that could cause testicular swelling would be a testicular torsion (rip inside the testicle), epiditymitis (infection of the sperm duct inside the testicle), and a testicular hernia (part of the testis is protruding from the sac that surrounds them under the skin). These conditions are very painful and may require emergency attention. One reason that could cause swelling in the testicles are tumors (cancerous). These tumors are mainly painless. However, do not be afraid, as just because you may have a tumor, it is not always the case that this tumor is malignant. Sources: nursing student