I am experiencing pain in my right testicle and also in the lower abdomin on the same side. This testicle also hangs higher than my left. It always has. I've checked myself for lumps and don't find any. I've thought that I might have a hernia but there is no bulg anywhere. It seems like my testicle may be twisted because it dosent' sit in my scrotum at the same angle as my other testicle.
You cannot really check yourself for a hernia; it takes a bit of skill to find a small one, and a small hernia is actually more dangerous than a large one, as things can get pinched and blood supply can get blocked.
Testicular torsion, or a 'twisted testicle', is a surgical emergency. You may have a small amount of torsion that is interfering with blood flow to the testicle; you need to see a doctor, preferably a urologist, to help you sort out what is going on. If you have a partial torsion and it turns a bit more, you can quickly lose the testicle... leading to sterility if it happens at some point on the other side.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.