Expert Consultation with Dr. Galen: Finding Solutions for Testicular Pain

Expert Consultation with Dr. Galen: Finding Solutions for Testicular Pain
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Ms. Maryam Reinsch and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

I'm experiencing some discomfort in my testicle, though it's not extremely painful. It comes and goes, and I've been dealing with it for about two years now. I've noticed the discomfort particularly during urination.

Answered by Ms. Maryam Reinsch

Hello, Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

Let's begin with the discomfort in your testicle. If indeed the testicular region is causing you distress, the solution might be more straightforward than you think. It's imperative to consider the type of underwear you're wearing. While snug briefs or tight shorts may appear fashionable, they can inadvertently harm your reproductive health. The scrotum and testicles are in constant motion, responding to external temperatures. Thus, providing ample space for them to move freely is crucial. By ensuring proper ventilation and avoiding constriction, you can alleviate this discomfort swiftly.

Moving on to the discomfort during urination, this symptom suggests a potential inflammation of the urethra, prostate gland, or even the bladder. It's essential to discern between discomfort originating from the prostate gland and that which is mistaken for testicular pain. Prolonged inflammation may signify underlying sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Consulting a urologist for a thorough evaluation is advisable. Depending on the diagnosis, a course of antibiotics may be prescribed to address the inflammation effectively. However, it's important to note that addressing this issue may require ongoing attention. Practicing good personal hygiene is paramount in preventing and managing conditions related to male reproductive organs.

In summary, addressing the discomfort in your testicle involves ensuring proper ventilation and avoiding tight clothing. Meanwhile, discomfort during urination warrants a comprehensive evaluation by a urologist to rule out any underlying infections or inflammations. Remember, proactive management and adherence to good personal hygiene are key to maintaining reproductive health.

Warm regards,


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Ms. Maryam Reinsch

Obstetrician and Gynecologist


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