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A 20-year-old male asked:

Hello! 4 years ago an accident happened to me. my left testicle was swollen with sever pain. i didn't go to the doctor. but my testicle reduced to the size that the left pocket of my scrotum looks empty. but i doesn't feel any pain now. is it ok?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
If you had significant trauma, the testicle may have become injured to the point where it became non-functional and just shriveled up. This can be determined by an ultrasound exam. The good news is that one testicle is all you need for reproductive and sexual function.

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