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Sores testicles can be a real pain. This symptom may indeed be caused by pain in the testicles, but it could also occur from pain in the groin or abdomen radiating to the testicles. Testicles can be sore and tender in one or both.
Commonly reported causes of painful and sore testicles include:
Some less common causes of sore testicles include:
STD testing can help diagnose sore testicles. Two common STDs, chlamydia and gonorrhea, and known causes of this symptom. A simple urine-based gonorrhea and chlamydia test can diagnose these infections quickly and painlessly. If STD testing is negative, a doctor can determine other causes of testicle discomfort.
When caused by chlamydia and gonorrhea, antibiotics can cure these infections. It’s important to abstain from sex until treatment is completed and have all partners tested to avoid reinfection. If STD testing is negative, a doctor can advise on treatment.