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1147125 tn?1265114765

son has testicle pain

My son has a sore testicle that is making it hard for him to walk.  He has had this issue start almost two years ago off and on and after an ultrasound showing an area for concern a specialist did a scope down the penis to his testicle and said it was fine.  He says his pain goes right up into his hip bone.  The doctor put him on a inflamitory but it doesnt seem to be helping.  He is a boxer boy some loose some the more snug kind. Being his mom I dont know about male testicle pain so I dont know how to help him or what this could possibly be.  Any ideas.  He has been having his pain off and on now for almost 2 years he just turned 13.  There is not really any swelling in the one testicle but it does turn a darker colour. He says the testicle feels heavy.
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Hi ma'am,
I am no doctor but close to one.  If i am not mistaken it sounds to me like your son may have either testicular cancer or testicular torsion.  The symptoms of each of these are listed below:

Testicular Cancer Symptoms:
■A lump or enlargement in either testicle
■A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
■A dull ache in the abdomen or groin
■A sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
■Pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum
■Enlargement or tenderness of the breasts
■Unexplained fatigue or a general feeling of not being well
(Cancer usually affects only one testicle)

Testicular Torsion Symptoms:
■Sudden or severe pain in one testicle
■Swelling of the scrotum
■Nausea and vomiting
■Abdominal pain
■A testicle that's positioned higher than normal or at an odd angle
■Sudden testicle pain that goes away without treatment — this can occur when a testicle twists and then untwists on its own (intermittent torsion and detorsion)
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Well, testicular torsion that is not complete and unwinds on its own is a strong possibility. In kids who cycle a lot, this can be a type of saddle injury that is felt as testicular pain. Kidney stone too can cause a referred pain. An ultrasound should be repeated if initially there was something spotted. Possibility of cancer too cannot be ruled out completely. Also since he is growing up, it could just be blue balls due to sexual tension (though chances are less). It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.  Please consult a pediatric urologist regarding this. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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1147125 tn?1265114765
We have gone back to family Dr and he put my son on anti-biotic .  He called the specialist again but he was on holidays.  My son gave a urine sample which did not show unirary tract infection but he said he would send the uring to a lab.  Its now been 11 days my son has had this pain.  He takes the anti inflamitor as well.  His spirits are good he just has to be careful how he moves.
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