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Why does my testicle pain radiate to my lower back

Pain in the testicle that radiates or travels towards the leg can be caused by several conditions, some of which may require medical attention. Here are a few potential reasons for this type of pain:

1. Testicular Torsion: This is a medical emergency where the spermatic cord becomes twisted, cutting off blood supply to the testicle. It often causes sudden and severe pain in the testicle, sometimes radiating to the groin or lower abdomen. Immediate medical attention is necessary.

2. Inguinal Hernia: Sometimes, a part of the intestine or abdominal tissue can push through a weak spot in the groin muscle, causing pain in the testicle that can extend towards the groin or thigh.

3. Epididymitis: Inflammation of the epididymis (a coiled tube at the back of the testicle) can cause testicular pain that might radiate to the groin or leg.

4. Kidney Stones: Although not directly related to the testicle, kidney stones might cause referred pain that travels from the back or side down towards the testicle and the groin area.

5. Musculoskeletal Issues: Strain or injury to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments in the groin area can cause pain that appears to be originating in the testicle and moves toward the leg.

Visiting a healthcare professional, ideally a urologist or a sexologist, is important for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Dr. Sudhir Bhola

Dr. Sudhir Bhola


Dr. Sudhir Bhola is an award-winning Sexologist. Available for online audio, video, and clinic visit consultations. Call 9899118111

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