Testicular pain

Pain that occurs in or around one or both testicles.


Self-care options include wearing an athletic supporter. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), may help.

When to seek immediate medical care

Seek help immediately if:

  • Sudden, severe testicle pain
  • Redness or swelling of the testicle
  • Fever or chills
  • Blood in urine

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a health care provider if:

  • Mild pain lasting longer than a few days
  • Lump or swelling in or around a testicle

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