Treatment of acute testicular pain
The individual conditions and the treatment options are listed below in bullet points:
- Testicular torsion: Surgery involving the untwisting of the testicle and the fixing of both testicles in the tissue to prevent future reoccurrence.
- Hydatid torsion: Since the symptoms often cannot be clearly distinguished from those of testicular torsion, the unnecessary appendix is removed surgically, which also eliminates the pain.
- Epididymo-orchitis: Antibiotic treatment, medication to reduce swelling and pain, elevated position and cooling of testicles, avoidance of physical activity. In the event of severe inflammations, a catheter may need to be placed through the urethra or the abdominal wall, in addition to antibiotic treatment at the hospital.
- Testicular tumours