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One of the most difficult aspects for men with testicular pain is that many physicians have trouble believing their patients are suffering from true pain. Many men have seen their primary care physician and seen a specialist and have been placed on weeks to months of antibiotics. These men may also leave their physicians with nothing more than a referral for counseling rather than a true solution. Dr. Gittens takes testicular pain seriously, as he’s well aware that it can be debilitating physically, and emotionally.

Causes of Testicular Pain

Dr. Gittens prides himself on providing effective treatment for testicular and groin pain. With success rates up to 80%, Dr. Gittens has become a leader in treating men with testicular pain.

The pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, which include groin surgery (i.e., inguinal hernia repair, varicocele surgery), testicular surgery (i.e. vasectomy), infection and causes that are unknown. Regardless of the reason, the pain is theorized to be secondary to swelling and irritation of the nerves to this area. This causes higher levels of pain signals to the groin and the testicle resulting in groin and/or testicular pain.

Treatment Options for Testicular Pain?

At Centers of Sexual Medicine and Wellness in Philadelphia and New York we realize that not everyone that has testicular or groin pain is not the same. We provide nonsurgical and surgical alternatives. Dr. Gittens will decide the most effective treatment for you.

Types of treatment may include physical therapy, oral therapy, injectable agents, nerve blocking agents, acoustic wave stimulation, and a possible microsurgical spermatic cord denervation.

Microsurgical Denervation

Dr. Gittens is a fellowship trained in sexual medicine and is a microsurgeon. The microsurgical spermatic cord denervation is a surgery that specifically targets the nerves causing pain in the groin or testicle. This procedure is called microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord. This requires no overnight stay in the hospital, has minimal risk, and can have up to an 80% success rate on selected patients.

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