Testicular Pain Specialists in NYC
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, an experienced urologist in treating acute and persistent testicular pain, is practicing at New York Urology Specialists. He is available for second opinions for men with chronic testicular pain.
If you have an acute and severe testicular pain go to the nearest Emergency Room or call us if we are open for an immediate evaluation. Delay in evaluation and treatment can be dangerous if the diagnosis is testicular torsion.
Experienced Urologists Evaluate and Treat Testicular Pain
Scrotal and testicular pain is a common complaint in men seen by urologists. Pain can be mild and occasional or it maybe severe and disabling. For some men the pain is severe enough that having sex, walking or sitting is uncomfortable.
Board-certified urologists at New York Urology Specialists have many years of experience treating acute and chronic testicular pain in men. We also treat scrotal, groin and pelvic pain.
We have treated hundreds of men with a variety of problems that cause pain in the testis, scrotum and genital area.
Our urologists offer surgical and non-surgical treatment for testicular pain.
Top 5 Causes of Scrotal and Testicular Pain and Discomfort.
The most common causes of testicular pain in men:
- Infection & Inflammation: orchitis, epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis, urinary tract infection and STDs.
- Scrotal Varicoceles
- Musculoskeletal: causes including pulled muscles or hernia, pelvic floor dysfunction
- Referred Pain: originating in the lower back spine, sciatica, Kidney Stones, Pelvic pain or Inguinal hernia
Less Common Causes of Testicular Pain
- Testicular tumors / cancer
- Testicular injury or trauma (Can be obvious or subtle such as from pressure)
- Testicular torsion
- Kidney stones
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Nerve impingement
- Post-vasectomy pain syndrome
New York Urology Specialists are at the Forefront of Treatment of Testicular Pain:
- Evidence Based Medicine based on Cutting-Edge Medical Research
- Fellowship Trained Urologist
- Experienced urological surgeons offer surgical and non-surgical care
Testicular Pain in Men and Children: What You Need to Know
There are many causes of testicular pain. Symptoms vary from occasional mild discomfort to acute non-remitting severe pain in the testis and the scrotum (ball-sac). Some causes of testicular and scrotal pain are fairly innocuous, others require surgical treatment; some are a medical emergency.
The most worrisome cause of testicular pain is testicular torsion. Testicular torsion is a urological emergency which requires prompt emergency treatment.
How is the Cause of Testicular Pain Determined?
An experienced urologist will obtain detailed medical history. The cause of testicular pain is typically determined after evaluation of medical history, testicular exam and results of testicular ultrasound.
Physical Exam is Important in Determining the Anatomical Site of Pain
A careful physical exam by an experienced urologist can distinguish between scrotal pain, testicular pain, epididymal pain and pain originating in other sites, such as referred pain or spermatic cord pain. During physical examination urologist may also determine if there are varicoceles present which can sometimes cause scrotal and testicular pain and discomfort.
Testicular ultrasound (or sonogram) is often helpful in diagnosis of testicular pain. Testicular ultrasound is non-invasive, radiation-free imaging modality used to visualize the anatomy and architecture of the testis. New York Urology Specialists offer testicular ultrasound on premises.
The causes of testicular pain vary with some causes more common in children and others in adults.
What is the Source of Testicular or Scrotal Pain?
The scrotal sac contains many structures including the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, blood vessels and skin. Pain in the scrotum sometimes originates in the testes but may also originate in other organs such as the epididymis or be caused by pain and pressure on the walls of the scrotum from an inguinal hernia, for example. A careful physical exam can differentiate and help to establish the source of pain in order to choose the most appropriate treatment option.