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Published 18-03-2021

Ayurvedic and Home Remedies for Testis Pain

SEXUAL WELLNESS, LIFESTYLE DISEASES, URINARY TRACT INFECTION

Ayurvedic and Home Remedies for Testis Pain

Dr. Shivani Nautiyal

An Ayurvedic Practitioner and Consultant with a specialization in Panchkarma. My goal is to design an individual treatment plan to help each patient to achieve the best outcome possible. Treats Male and Female Fertility problems, Irregular Menstruation, Leucorrhea, UTI, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Insomnia, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Sciatica, Skin problems, Alopecia, Grey Hairs, Gastric problems and other Lifestyle Disorders with Panchkarma Therapies and Ayurvedic Medicines.

Chronic scrotal or testis pain remains one of the more challenging urological problems to manage, which can affect the sex life adversely! The testicles are a susceptible part of men’s bodies, so any minor injury can cause pain or discomfort. This testis pain can be dull, acute, chronic, or sharp resulting in soreness and discomfort.

The cause of scrotal or testis pain includes hernia, trauma, cancer, and prostatitis. Problems in testicles usually cause abdominal pain and discomfort initially in the groin region before testicular pain. It is not good to ignore the pain in the scrotum, as it might be due to some serious underlying condition, which can cause irreversible damage to the testicles and scrotum impacting your sex life! With the help of home remedies detailed in this article, you can help relieve testis pain at home.  

Causes of Testicular/Testis Pain

Testicular pain can be caused due to various reasons that may vary from one person to another. The testicles are a susceptible part of the body, and even a minor injury can cause pain or discomfort.

The common causes of testicular pain include: 

Epididymitis – It means inflammation of the epididymis, which holds the testicles that store sperm. It makes the scrotum red, swollen and causes one-sided testicular pain, which increases gradually. It is commonly caused because of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Testicular Torsion – It occurs when a testicle rotates, twisting the spermatic cord that brings blood to the scrotum. This twist cuts off the blood supply to the testicles and results in sudden pain and swelling.

Trauma – Any injury during exercise, fighting, an accident, or playing sports can cause testicular pain. Discoloration and swelling of the testicle can be the result of a blunt or sharp injury.

Inguinal Hernias – It is a condition where a part of the intestines protrudes through the groin area and slides into the scrotum, leading to swelling and testicular discomfort.

Orchitis – Inflammation of the testicles is known as orchitis. It is caused by either bacteria/viruses and is commonly associated with childhood mumps and STDs. It leads to tenderness in the scrotum, painful and burning urination, inflamed scrotum, and enlarged prostate.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) – UTI is an infection caused by bacteria in any part of the urinary system, which is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. It causes painful and burning micturition, pain in the lower abdomen and groin, frequent urination, along blood in the urine.

Spermatocele – It is also called a spermatic or epididymal cyst, a benign cyst that occurs near the testicle. It is not visual but can be felt physically. It does not cause any symptoms early, but as the cyst grows with time, it causes pain and discomfort. 

Kidney Stones – Kidney Stones are a hard mass formed in the kidneys, typically consisting of insoluble calcium compounds. They may cause referred pain in the bladder, urethra, and scrotum.

Undescended Testicles – In this condition, one or both testicles fail to drop into the scrotum. So an undescended testicle might get twisted and stop the blood supply of the testis, thus causing pain.

Testicular Cancer – Testicular cancer usually does not cause any pain or discomfort. However, in cases where cancer proliferates, it might cause pain and inflammation in the scrotum.

Diabetic Neuropathy – It is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. It causes damage to the nerves of the scrotum and produces pain. 

Symptoms of Testicular Pain

It is a pain that mainly occurs in the left testicle, and in some cases, it can be on both testicles. Sometimes the pain originates from a different abdomen region or groin area, and then spasms can be felt in the testicles. 

Some other associated symptoms of testicular pain include – 

  • Tenderness and swelling of the testicles
  • Redness on testis and groin region
  • Pain during sex
  • Blood in urine
  • Blood in semen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Pain on ejaculation
  • Pain during urination
  • Headache
 Symptoms of Testicular Pain

Methods of Diagnosis for Testis Pain

To diagnose the underlying causes of testis pain, the doctor will ask you for a complete history of pain or illness. 

Consequently, the doctor might suggest you some tests, which include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Urethral swab (for sexually transmitted diseases)
  • USG of the abdomen, pelvis, and scrotum
  • Nuclear scan

Ayurvedic Treatment of Testis Pain

Management of testicular pain and swelling is done by giving adequate rest to the patient. Ayurveda considers controlling the symptoms through subduing the vitiated Vata, which causes pain by Sodhan (Purification) and Shaman (Pacification). Panchkarma procedures like the Basti karma (Purgation) and Leech therapy are also considered the best way to manage excess Vata, thus reducing pain.

  • Shodhan (Cleansing) Therapy 

Shodhan therapy includes Purva Karma like Langhana, Deepana, Pachana, and Snehapana, followed by Panchakarma treatment. For this, 50 ml of Eranda/Arandi Taila (castor oil) has to be administered for Koshtha-Shuddhi Virechan (purgation) along with warm water, and the patient should report at least six Vegas (passed stools six times) during that time. It is advised to take a light semi-solid diet (Peya or Yush) and avoid any type of exertion for three days after Sodhan therapy.

  • Shamana (Pacification) Therapy

Shamana therapy is also known as pacification therapy. It includes Ayurvedic herbs and herbo-mineral formulations to pacify the aggravated doshas and maintain their balance.

Shamana therapy drugs include:

Punarnavadyaristha – 2 tsp three times a day
Chandraprabha Vati – 1 tablet twice daily after food with water
Abhrak Bhasma – 1 pinch with milk once daily after food
Arogyavardhini Vati – 1 tab twice daily after food with water

Shamana therapy
  • Diet Modifications

It includes the food you should eat and food you should not eat. A proper diet is the best medicine for testis pain. In Ayurveda, they are categorized as Pathya and Apathya. You are recommended to adopt these diet modifications in your daily life for treating testis pain.

  • Pathya (Edible)

Food that you should eat includes buttermilk, radish, brown rice, horse gram, ginger, garlic, long pepper, pomegranate, sour fruits, Jaggery, ghee, soup, milk, dairy products, hot water, green vegetables, and salads. 

  • Apathya (Non-Edible)

Food that you should avoid includes astringent foods, spicy, savory, salty foods, dry foods, along with foods that increase Vata dosha, indigestion such as meat. Also avoid food made of refined flour, dry fruits, and contaminated, cold, and stored foods.

  • Lifestyle Changes 

Along with the diet modifications, Ayurvedic treatment for testis pain also suggests some lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes will not only help you to get rid of testis pain but also help to improve your overall health. Here are the lifestyle changes you should consider

Do’s:

  • Follow a systematic daily way of life (Dincharya) that includes appropriate sleeping as well as waking patterns, good quality sleep, mild Yoga, and Pranayamas
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
  • Self-examine your testicles to look for any lumps or changes every month
  • Use condoms and practice safe sex to prevent STDs
  • Apply ice to reduce swelling and redness.

Avoid:

  • Avoid anxiety and stress
  • Avoid performing excessive exercises
  • Avoid suppression of urges (Vegavidharan)
  • Avoid day sleeping
  • Avoid excessive exposure to heat or sun
  • Avoid excessive indulgence in sex
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Avoid unprotected sexual intercourse
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects and doing excessive exercises; it might aggravate pain
  • Avoid stretching and strengthening of pelvic, and groin muscles; it causes spasms

Home Remedies for Testis Pain

Along with the therapies, you can also consider some home remedies for testis pain. It is pretty easy to prepare them, giving long-lasting results.

  • Take leaves of Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), and Palash (Butea monosperma), fry them in ghee, mix with curd, and have it with your food.
  • Take 1/2 tsp of Sunthi (Dry Ginger) powder and 1 tsp of Coriander (Dhaniya) powder, boil them in a glass of water, and reduce them to half. Drink this Kwath (Decoction) two times a day to relieve inflammation or pain.
  • Take Haritaki (Harad)- 10 gm, Kalmegh (Creat)- 10 gm, Coriander- 10 gm, Clove- 15 g), and candy sugar powder- 120 gm, mix all powders and add honey to it to make it semisolid. Have 2 gm, two times daily, and gradually increase to 5 gm each time. You can chew and suck the paste and drink water or have it with milk.
  • Crush drumstick leaves, and boil along with castor oil. Take the boiled leaves, crush them, tie on the swollen part overnight, and remove them early in the morning. This remedy gradually subsides swelling and pain.
  • Take Nirgundi leaves, and tie them on the affected area overnight. Nirgundi has properties like anti analgesics and anti-inflammatory, which reduce pain as well as swelling.

Conclusion

As discussed, there can be many underlying causes for Testis's pain. The symptoms and the diagnosis methods can vary. The treatment approach based on Ayurvedic principles can produce encouraging results in the management of Testis pain and swelling. Though there is no clear evidence of testis pain in the Ayurvedic texts, with the help of Ayurvedic basics in various contexts, once the nature of the disease is understood, it is easy to get the available Ayurvedic medicine for testis pain options and compile them. Along with Ayurvedic options, one can try out home remedies. Find lifestyle tips and Ayurvedic products at HealthyBazar. All the products on-site are genuine, and one can also consult with the best Ayurvedic and Unani doctors.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2022

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