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Male Genital Problems and Injuries - Check Your Symptoms

Call a doctor if:

  • You have sudden, severe pain in a testicle or the scrotum. This may be a sign of testicular torsion, which needs urgent medical care.
  • Pain or swelling in a testicle or the scrotum gets worse over a period of several hours or days or does not go away after a few days.
  • Pain or swelling occurs with fever.
  • Pain or swelling starts after exposure to the mumps virus.
  • You find a lump.
  • You have a change in the shape, size, or feel of a testicle.
  • One testicle feels very heavy.
  • You have urinary problems along with fever, chills, vomiting, or pain in your back or belly.
  • Your urine is bloody, red, or pink for no clear reason.
  • Pelvic pain or urinary problems last more than 5 days, even with home treatment.
  • Pelvic pain or urinary problems suddenly change or get worse.
  • It hurts when you urinate, ejaculate, or pass stool.
  • There is a strange discharge from your penis.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: July 23, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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