15 Year Old Boy With Pain In Testicles


Asked by cpod123

15 Year Old Boy With Pain In Testicles

I am a 15 year old boy and the other night I experienced a very bad pain in my left testicle, my left testicle feels like it is twisted up and the pain goes up through my stomach. The pain is very bad and my testicles are very sensitive to touch.


Sorry to read about your discomfort. Testicular pain isn't normal but the causes can be quite mundane. For example, if you ride a cycle it's just possible you've injured yourself, espcially if you go track-biking or cycle long distances. If you can't pin the cause down to this or some other injury then the next consideration might be infection.

Orchitis causes the testicles to become swollen and tender to the touch. The epididymus can also become infected and cause similar pain. Although you are young you can't rule out hernia - especially if you've been lifting heavy objects about. Kidney stones can sometimes account for pains in the abdomen.

As you can see from my answer there are a whole range of possibilities and I haven't covered all of them. Rather than concentrate on the exotic however my first thoughts would go along the lines of 'what have I been doing'. If the discomfort doesn't clear soon I think a trip to the doctor is on the cards.

Answered by Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS