What is the medical term meaning testicle pain?


Pain - testicle

Definition of Testicle pain:

Testicle pain is discomfort in one or both testicles. The pain sometimes radiates to the lower abdomen.


The testicles sit inside the scrotum. They are very sensitive. Even a minor injury can cause pain or discomfort to the testicles. Sudden, severe testicle pain, however, requires immediate medical care.

If a young man has abdominal pain, the scrotum should always be carefully examined. Abdominal pain may occur before testicle pain in some conditions, including testicular torsion. This is a twisting of the testicles that can cut off the blood supply and cause tissue to die. Testicular torsion is an emergency that needs to be treated within hours.

Testicular cancer is usually painless. But any testicle lump should be evaluated by your doctor, whether or not there is pain.

Common Causes:

Common causes of testicle pain include:
  • Injury
  • Infection or inflammation
  • Testicular torsion -- most common in young men between 10 and 20 years old