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Posted by: Belinda | 2008/07/08

Painful testicle

Hi Doc

My 7 year old son is complaining of a very painful tesitcle. Originally he showed the pain to be just above his penis in the pubic bone region, tonight he said it is on the actual testicle. when I looked the testicle was swollen and red. It is very tender to touch.

What could it be. Does he need to be seen by a doctor?

Thank you

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Dear Belinda
Yes this could be torsion of the testis and he can lose the testis. Take him to a doctor tonight still - emergency unit even!
dr Bets

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