Scrotal pain- how to treat?
Hello, my 26-year-old friend is having an acute onset of right-sided scrotal pain. The pain awoke him from sleep approximately 2 hours prior to presentation and began in the right lower quadrant, then quickly localized to the scrotum. With the onset of pain he noted swelling of the right testicle. There was no fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting. How to treat this?
@kanish Wear an athletic supporter, or cup, to support the scrotum. Use ice to reduce swelling in the scrotum.
Take warm baths. Support your testicles while lying down by placing a rolled towel under your scrotum.
Use over-the-counter pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen to reduce pain. With more severe pain, you’ll need to seek treatment from your doctor. Your doctor will complete a physical exam of your abdomen, groin, and scrotum to determine what’s causing your pain and will also ask you about your current health conditions and any other symptoms. To accurately diagnose your condition, your doctor may need to order additional tests, including: an ultrasound, which is a type of imaging test, of the testicles and scrotal sac, a urinalysis, urine cultures, an examination of secretions from the prostate, which requires a rectal exam