Over the last few weeks i think i have noticed that my testicles are sensitive i was just wondering if you could try to describe how sensitive testicles should be when touched or moved around. Thank you
Sensitive testicles feel tender to the touch and will hurt with strenuous exertion or movement such as running or jogging.
If you feel both testicles are sensitive, it could be the effect of a systemic infection. Viral infections can cause inflammation of the testes and the epididymis.
Similarly, bacterial infection can also cause inflammation of the testes and the epididymitis which can present with pain, tenderness, localized rise in temperature, swelling along the epididymis, etc.
Additional symptoms include pain or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation.
If one epdidymis feels significantly larger than the other it could be a sign of infection.
Epididymitis and epididymo-orchitis need to be treated with antibiotics if there is evidence of bacterial infection.
If you have had unprotected sexual encounters that could have predisposed to an STd, you will need to have STD infection ruled out.
In the interim, keep fluids intake high, in excess of 2000 ml, avoid irritants such as caffeine and alcohol, and sit in a hot bath for 10-15 min once or twice daily for pain relief and to aid healing.
Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
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