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Scrotal Pain

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about scrotal pain?

Scrotal pain can happen at any age. The cause of scrotal pain can range from a minor injury to a serious medical condition. It is very important to seek immediate care if you have scrotal pain. The pain may be a warning sign of a serious condition that will need treatment. Without immediate care, you may be at increased risk for losing a testicle or being sterile (not having children).

What may cause scrotal pain?

What are the warning signs of a serious medical problem?

Seek care immediately if you have any of the following:

How is the cause of scrotal pain diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine you and ask about your pain. Tell the provider when the pain started and how long it lasts. Your provider will ask if pain started in another area and moved to your scrotum. The pain may also have moved from your scrotum to another area. Tell your provider if you have pain during exercise or if you had an injury to your groin. Also tell your provider if you have any problems urinating or if any discharge came out of your penis. Your provider may also ask about your sexual activity.

How is scrotal pain treated?

Treatment will depend on the cause of your pain:

What can I do to manage my symptoms?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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