A 22-year-old male asked:
i have a slight pain in my testicale, the pain is not constant however (it comes & go) it has lasted almost a week. could this be an infection?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
Yes see your doctor: Epididymitis causes painful swelling as does some STD. So get checked out to catch it early. Younger men should be checked for testicular tumors and torsion ( a twisting of testes).
Last updated Aug 19, 2016
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