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Pain in the testicles can be caused by many things. These include an injury to your testicles, an infection, and testicular torsion.
Injuries and genital problems most often happen during sports or recreational activities, at work, or in a fall. Pain caused by an injury usually goes away quickly. There is usually no long-term harm to your testicles.
Infections that may cause pain include:
Testicular torsion happens when a testicle twists on the spermatic cord. This cuts off the blood supply to the testicle. This is an emergency that often requires immediate surgery.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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