Epididymitis– denoted by an inflammation of the coiled tube (epididymus) at the back of the testicles that store and transfer sperm from the testicles to the penis. Men of any age can catch the condition, and ones that are sexually active are at the highest risk since the bacteria that causes it is spread by sexual contact. Treatment is usually handled by an antibiotic that targets the infection and takes care of any damage. Rarely, pus needs to be medically drained. There isn’t a test to specifically diagnose epididymitis, but in many situations, a different STD or STI could be the reason you develop it. Staying on top of testing ensures a healthy reproductive system.
Chlamydia & Gonorrhea –Not only are chlamydia and gonorrhea two of the most common STDs in the world, they often infect together and are both very painful infections. Either, or both, are the leading cause of reported testicular pain. It affects the sperm conducting tubes of your reproductive system and results in epididymitis. The best way to know whether or not chlamydia or gonorrhea are the causes of your testicle or groin pain is to get tested with one of myLAB Box’s confidential test kits. We save you a trip to the doctor and even have a team of doctors ready to give you a free consultation if your test results are positive. Since both are bacterial infections, a simple antibiotic should clear up any infection that is causing you testicular pain.
Even though STDs and STIs such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia are often responsible for testicle or abdominal pain, there are other causes as well. Hernias, tensions, and testicular torsions could be the culprit for your testicle pain.
If you get tested and are negative for all STDs or STIs, seek medical advice from a doctor and get diagnosed. Having a hernia or a twisted testicle might not be excruciating now, but if left untreated, it could continue to get worse and over time leave you with some hefty medical bills. The best way to cancel out those bills is by getting tested and staying on top of your sexual health. Regardless of how avoidable they are, STDs and STIs are a real threat and one that you should recognize. If your testicles hurt, contact myLAB Box and get a private, discreet kit, today.