Initial treatment for CTP involves conservative measures, such as pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medications, pain blocks or a Fentanyl patch, which is a strong narcotic pain reliever applied to the testicle as a patch. These treatments, however, provide temporary relief.
Until recently, the traditional surgical treatment for unexplained and untreatable CTP has been to remove the epididymis or the testicle. These surgeries are called, respectively, epididymectomy and orchiectomy. Although this has been an effective way of treating CTP for many men, up to 50 to 70 percent of men still suffer from CTP after this surgery.
Every man is unique, which is why it’s important to talk to your doctor about the treatment options that are just right for you.