Testicular Pain Treatment in Salt Lake City, UT
Testicular pain can range from a mild annoyance to excruciating pain that interferes with your quality of life. William Brant, MD, FACS, FECSM, in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a skilled urology specialist offering on-site diagnostic testing to uncover the source of your pain. You can also receive comprehensive treatment for chronic testicular pain, including surgery, which the team customizes to meet your specific needs.
Dr. Brant is a member of multiple medical organizations, including the American Urological Association, the Sexual Medicine Society, and the Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons. He has authored over 100 works, including various chapters in 6 textbooks of Urology.
Find out more about available options for easing testicular pain by calling the office in Salt Lake City at (801) 965-2767
What causes testicular pain?
There are several reasons why you may experience testicular pain. Often, it is conditions that affect the testicle and spermatic cord that cause chronic and even debilitating pain.
Some of the most common causes of persistent testicular pain include:
- Neurological disease
- Previous testicular surgery or vasectomy
- Previous inguinal hernia surgery
For some, pain may start gradually and worsen over time. In the case of direct trauma to the testicles, you may experience sudden and excruciating pain that lingers.
How is testicular pain diagnosed?
During your evaluation for testicular pain, Dr. Brant first works to identify the type of pain you’re having. Local pain describes pain you feel from an injury or existing infection, even if those things resolved earlier.
If you have central pain, you may experience pain in the testicles even though you’ve recovered from your injury or an infection, but your brain continues to think that any feeling in the area is painful. Determining if your pain is a phantom pain is important for creating the right treatment plan. Dr. Brant may inject an anesthetic to see if pain eases, which indicates you have local pain.
The team takes time to review your personal and family medical history, noting information about underlying conditions, like diabetes, that can lead to nerve damage and testicular pain. They also perform a physical exam to identify abnormalities in the testicles and the surrounding areas that may be triggering your pain.
How is testicular pain treated?
For testicular pain that results due to an infection, Dr. Brant can prescribe antibiotics to clear it. For trauma pain, you may benefit from local injections of anesthetic or non-narcotic medications.
If pain results from damage to the spermatic cord, a bundle of tissue and nerve fibers that travel through your abdomen and down into each testicle, you may be a candidate for surgery. Dr. Brant uses specialized techniques known as microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord.
During this procedure, Dr. Brant makes a small incision in your groin to access the cord. Using microscopic techniques, Dr. Brant is able to separate all the components of the cords, sparing the main blood supply to the testicle, preserving the vas deferens if fertility is an issue, and preserving the lymphatic system while removing all of the individual nerve fibers.
*Please note: We are NOT a pain clinic, and we recommend pain clinics for options for patients who are not candidates for surgical correction.
Schedule a Testicular Pain Consultation in Salt Lake City, UT
To learn more about available treatments for chronic testicular pain, schedule a diagnostic evaluation with urologist William Brant, MD, FACS, FECSM in Salt Lake City. Give us a call at (801) 965-2767 or utilize our secure online booking system.