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Can constant arousal without ejaculation cause epididymis to swell and cause pain?can this cause permanent damage?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Sex and Men: Not in general. If you have these symptoms, however, i would advise a visit with your family physician.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Cause of testis pain: Also epididymal or spermatic cord pain. Such pain has been called "blue balls" or "lover's nuts". Could cause epididymis to feel a little swollen. Usually relieved by ejaculation, but shouldn't cause any permanent damage.

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Last updated Oct 6, 2015

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