Something men should know about but don’t want to think about is common testicular problems. When common testicular problems go untreated, it can lead to a variety of other problems, including sterilization and impotence. Testicular problems should be treated by a doctor at the first sign of a problem to insure the best possible care and treatment to help prevent any long term damage or issues.
- Epididymitis. Epididymitis is the inflammation of the epididymis. This is generally caused by an infection that is caused by an urinary tract infection or a STD. This common testicular problem can strike teenagers and older men but generally appears in men between the ages of 20 and 40.
- Torsion or Twisted testicular appendage. Most frequently seen in boys from the ages of seven to fourteen, Torsion is the twisting of the testicular appendage that is found between the testicle and the epididymis. The twist slows or blocks blood flow and can cause testicular pain.
- Testicular Trauma. This is the most common testicular problem among boys and men of all ages. Testicular trauma can be brought on by a number of things such as sporting accidents, a direct hit or kick to the testicles, and various other mishaps. Although the pain from testicular trauma is common and will dissipate on its own, it can lead to other problems and should be checked by a doctor if the pain does not subside in a timely manner.
- Orchitis. Orchitis is an in young boys that is generally brought on by infection. Although a viral infection is the most common cause it can be brought on by a bacterial infection.