Current Urology Reports

, 18:83 | Cite as

Chronic Testicular and Groin Pain: Pathway to Relief

  • Nahomy Calixte
  • Jamin Brahmbhatt
  • Sijo Parekattil
Men's Health (A Dabaja, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Men’s Health

Abstract

The management of patients suffering with chronic testicular and groin pain is very challenging. With increased awareness of men’s health, more patients and clinicians are open to talk about this complex problem that affects over 100,000 men/year. The pathogenesis of chronic orchialgia is still not clear, but there are several postulated theories. Treatment options include conservative medical therapy with NSAIDs, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and narcotics. Surgical options such as targeted microsurgical denervation and microcryoablation can provide permanent durable pain relief. The goal of this article is to review and discuss the management of patients with chronic orchialgia using currently available literature.

Keywords

Chronic orchialgia Testicular pain Microsurgical denervation of spermatic cord Orchiectomy Chronic scrotal content pain Wallerian degeneration 

Notes

Authors’ Contributions

Conception and design: Dr. Brahmbhatt.

Administrative Support: Dr. Parekattil and Dr. Brahmbhatt.

Provision of study material or patients: Dr. Parekattil and Dr. Brahmbhatt.

Collection and assembly of data: Dr. Calixte.

Data analysis and interpretation: Dr. Brahmbhatt and Dr. Calixte.

Manuscript writing: all authors.

Final approval of manuscript: all authors.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Nahomy Calixte, Jamin Brahmbhatt, and Sijo Parekattil each declare no potential conflicts of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nahomy Calixte
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jamin Brahmbhatt
    • 2
  • Sijo Parekattil
    • 2
  1. 1.South Lake Hospital / Orlando HealthClermontUSA
  2. 2.The PUR ClinicSouth Lake HospitalClermontUSA

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