Testicles — egg-shaped organs which are located under the penisis often the location of pain that is referred from other regions. The pain that is referred can cause pain to radiate down the thigh.
Numerous blood vessels, nerves and muscles pass through the pelvic region and the groin area. Small strains or odd sensations might be more apparent in this region.
If you are experiencing pain in the testicles could provide clues about what could be the reason for the discomfort. For instance, conditions such as testicular torsion or cancer could cause discomfort in the testicles, but they’re also likely cause discomfort in the groin area and lower abdomen. They’re not likely to cause pain in the thigh area or the upper leg.
The majority of discomfort in the testicle or the thigh (or any other part of your leg) generally stem from non-urological causes, such as herniated discs, pinched nerves or muscles strain. Although these conditions aren’t pleasant and may require a bit of time to address however, they’re not usually urgent or even serious.
Always seek medical advice for chronic and acute testicular pain, especially when you’re not sure of the cause. If a diagnosis is established and a treatment plan is established, the appropriate one can be established.
Read on to find out the causes of discomfort in your testicle or the thigh area and how these issues are diagnosed.
There are many possible reasons for pain in the testicle which extends into the thigh. Some that can manifest suddenly without a clear reason. The most common causes of thigh and testicle pain are:
Being struck in the scrotum -the skin pouch which surrounds the testiclesmay cause significant discomfort in the testicles right away. The trauma to the testicles may cause pain that radiates in the stomach or lower down on the legs.
Other symptoms could be:
- Urine blood is stained with blood
- difficulties in urinating
If the injury appears to be to be minor and pain goes away quickly, you might not require medical treatment. However, if the pain persists for long periods of time or there are obvious signs, consult your doctor as quickly as you are able to. If any part of the scrotum is badly damaged, surgery might be required to fix the injury. If not the case, taking a break and applying a cold wrap might be all you need to do.
Nerves compressed or pinched
The spine could be the cause of discomfort in your testicle or leg. For instance,
A pinched nerve
The spinal column may create discomfort in the nearby organs and muscles. The spinal column can cause weakness, numbness and the sensation of tingling.
A herniated disk may also result in a pinching of the nerve root. The pain may not be restricted to the disc or the nerve itself. It could radiate downwards towards your pelvis or groin or even the inner thigh. Most often, the pain will be located on the part of your body that is compressed or pinched nerve.
The sciatic nerve runs from the lower spine to the pelvis, and then into the upper leg. If the sciatic nerve is inflamed it may cause the sensation of numbness and pain. It can also cause weakness in the back or groin area, as well as your legs.
Sciatica typically occurs as a result of a herniated disk , or bone spurs that are located in the spine, however it could also be due to degenerative disc problems and spinal stenosis.
Tears and strains in muscles are the result of excessive use of muscles. This could be caused by trauma or injury, or just due to exercising the muscle too much without warming it thoroughly.
A strain to the pelvis or groin could cause discomfort in the testicle as well as the upper thigh. It could also trigger muscles spasms, stiffness and a restricted range of motion.
A hernia which occurs in your abdomen, close to the groin area, is known as an inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernias are caused by fatty tissues expand through the abdominal wall, near the groin.
Inguinal hernia symptoms are:
The most popular treatment for inguinal hernias which aren’t able to be pulled back to the abdomen.
Constipation, gastrointestinal issues or colitis, diverticulitis or constipation peritonitis and even appendicitis may all trigger the lower extremity and testicular to be referred discomfort. It is important to consult your doctor if you suspect you may have any of these issues.
- Constipation. The most common digestive issue is defined as having hardand dry bowel movements, or passing stool less than three times per week. Chronic abdominal pain and pain in lower back pain are one of the signs that you might be experiencing.
- Diverticulitis. This condition is common and occurs when pouches develop in the digestive tract, typically within the colon. The pouches can get affected and inflamed. The symptoms include constant abdominal pain.
- COLITIS. This inflammation of your colon (large intestine) is a source of discomfort and pain in your abdomen. The pain can be minor and recur in time, or it can become severe and manifest abruptly.
- Peritonitis. This condition occurs when the peritoneum gets affected. Peritoneum, the tissue covering the interior of your abdomen, as well as a few organs. The inflammation is usually caused by a fungal or bacterial infections. It may cause tenderness or discomfort in your abdomen and lower extremities.
- appendicitis. The appendix is tiny pouch that connects to the intestinal. If the appendix gets blocked, bacteria may accumulate within it. This causes an inflammation and pain within your abdomen, typically located on the lower right side of your. Appendix ruptures when left untreated, which can cause bacteria to invade the abdominal cavity. This could be very grave and can be fatal. Consult a physician immediately when you suspect that you may have appendicitis.
Colic in the Renal
The condition is known as renal colic. It is a form of pain that occurs when urinary stones block portion in your urinary tract which includes your kidneys bladder, ureters and the urethra.
Urinary stones form when calcium and uric acid are formed to form hard crystals. Smaller stones of the size of grains of sand could not be a cause of any discomfort and could pass by themselves on their own. However, larger stones can trigger renal colic, particularly when they cause obstruction to the kidney or ureter.
The symptoms include intense pain on the back of your body between your ribs and your hip and lower abdomen. The pain can also radiate into the testicle, and the leg or hip and the leg.
Consult a physician if you are suffering from symptoms of urinary colic or renal stones.
It’s not unusual to find the testicle on your right being a smaller than the left. The difference in size doesn’t necessarily indicate any issue, unless there’s symptomslike swelling, pain, redness or difficulty in urinating or exchanging a smile.
There is no difference between left and right testicles. In fact the left testicle might be more susceptible to issues like varioceles. This is an increase in the size of the vein in the scrotum. But sciatica-related pain or muscle strain, spinal injuries or injuries can happen on either testicle.
If you visit a doctor for pain in your testicle and thigh discomfort, you’ll be asked about any other symptoms that you may be experiencing. The doctor will also take medical histories and take an exam of the physical.
The tests that you could be expecting might include:
If a herniated disc thought to be present, the doctor could decide to order the CT image or MRI. One or the other of these tests will demonstrate the bulging tissues. A X-ray will not reveal the herniated disk, however it could determine other possible reasons.
Inflammation in the testicle and inner thigh can be brought on by any of a myriad of chronic or acute conditions. Certain issues, like an injured muscle or a pinched nerves, usually develop and then resolve by themselves. Other ailments, such as herniated discs, might require more intensive treatment.
The sudden or extreme pain in the testicle -or pain coupled with other symptoms, such as blood or fever in urine — could be an emergency medical condition. It is recommended to see a physician immediately.
Of those who visit an ophthalmologist for scrotal discomfort do not have a clearly identifiable problem that is easily identifiable. This is why the diagnosis usually requires an examination and analysis of symptoms, urine and blood tests as well as, in certain cases an ultrasound or another imaging tests.