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Hi. I've been having ocassional testicle pain, especially in only one of them (the left one). I've been diagnosed with Chlamydia 7 months ago, althgouh i've never had sexual intercourse or oral sex.

The left one usually hurts. It also kinda hangs...lower than the other one. Why?? Why is it lower than the other one? I tried to check for any bumps or anything like that...Everything seems to be fine.

The pain is ocassional, once a week or even two. Could it be Epidymitis?? (pardon the spelling ).

Yesterday I asked for some blood tests. Can STDs be detected ONLY with blood tests?


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replied September 20th, 2006
Sexual Health - Men Answer A1527
According to your symptoms (occasional pain in the left testicle) you might be experiencing chronic inflammation of the epididymis (epididymitis). A physical examination, sperm analyses and ultrasound have to be done to confirm or exclude the diagnosis.
A left testicle placed lower than the right testicle is a normal condition. Nobody has ideal symmetry. The left testicle probably has a longer vas deferens so it is placed lower.
STDs are generally confirmed in 2 ways:
1. isolation of the agent in the urethral smear or sperm (microbiologically) and
2. detection of antibodies against the agent in the blood (serologically).

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