Ask The Expert
June 09, 2010
I am glad to hear the pain is gone. However, you should see your doctor or a urologist. If the doctor finds any abnormality, he or she will probably send you for an ultrasound of the scrotum for a better look at both testicles.
Since the pain went away on its own, I would be most concerned that you had a twisting of a testicle. Doctors call this "testicular torsion". Blood supply decreases because the blood vessel gets caught as the testicle rotates around the spermatic cord. The spermatic cord runs from the testicle to the top of the scrotum.
When a man experiences sudden pain in one of the testicles, other possible causes include:
If the pain comes back, treat this as an urgent medical problem and see a doctor as soon as possible, even if it means going to an emergency room.