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Swollen Left Testicle
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Swollen Left Testicle

I woke up with a swollen left testicle which was very tender.  There is no discharge, no burning, etc.

I went to the doctor and at first said it might be epididymitis.  They did a urin test and said there was no bacteria found.  I did an ultra sound and there was no torsion.  They never did give me the final diagnosis what could this be?  What could this be?
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The ultrasound should be able to see if there is any lesion.  Other causes other than epididymitis would include cancer, a cyst, varicocele or hydrocele - again, these entities should be seen on an ultrasound.

If the ultrasound was negative, other non-scrotal causes can include prostatitis or a groin hernia.  A prostate exam can be done to evaluate for any enlargement, as well as imaging with a transrectal ultrasound.

I would suggest a referral to a urologist.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Thanks,
Kevin, M.D.
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