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Swollen or painful testicle

A swollen or painful testicle can have many causes, including injury, infection and cancer among other things. If the pain is severe or acute then you should visit your nearest emergency department.

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Undescended testicles

Undescended testicles refers to one or both testes missing from the scrotum. Treatment, if needed, is important to prevent future health problems.

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Varicocele

A varicocele is a swelling of veins next to a testicle. Usually, it’s harmless, but if you are in pain or having fertility problems, treatment can help.

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Epididymitis

Epididymitis causes an inflamed and painful testicle. You should see a doctor straight away for treatment. Read our trusted partner pages to find out more.

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Testicular torsion

Testicular torsion is a condition that causes sudden, painful swelling in the scrotum. It needs emergency surgery. Learn about symptoms to look for.

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Orchidopexy for a palpable testicle (child)

Testicles usually move down into the scrotum by 35 weeks of pregnancy. Sometimes a testicle does not come down normally. An orchidopexy is a procedure which moves a testicle down into the scrotum.

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Bilateral vasectomy

A vasectomy is an operation to cut the tubes that carry sperm from your testicles. It is a permanent and effective method of male contraception.

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Reversing a vasectomy

Reversing a vasectomy is an operation to rejoin the tubes that carry sperm from your testicles. It may make you fertile again.

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Hydrocele repair (child)

A hydrocele is a swelling around the testicle caused by a collection of fluid. Surgery can be done to prevent your child from having discomfort or embarrassment caused by the hydrocele getting larger as he gets older.

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Surgery for benign scrotal lumps

A benign scrotal lump is a lump in your scrotum that is not caused by a cancer. Most of them can be left alone but some cause problems and can be treated by surgery.

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