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How can you tell if pain around your groin is caused by orchitis?

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Orchitis is swelling in one or both testicles. The same infection behind epididymitis may cause this problem. The two conditions can happen at the same time. Sometimes, the mumps virus triggers orchitis. It can cause fertility problems.

If bacteria is the cause of either condition, an antibiotic can clear it up.

From: Why Does My Groin Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Groin Pain: Male,” “Kidney Infection.”  

Nemours Foundation: “Groin Strain.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Inguinal Hernia,” “Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis).”

American Cancer Society: “Do I Have Testicular Cancer?”

Urology Care Foundation: “Below the Belt: Pain Men Shouldn’t Ignore.”

Washington University School of Medicine: “When to Worry About Groin Pain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Groin Pain: Male,” “Kidney Infection.”  

Nemours Foundation: “Groin Strain.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Inguinal Hernia,” “Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis).”

American Cancer Society: “Do I Have Testicular Cancer?”

Urology Care Foundation: “Below the Belt: Pain Men Shouldn’t Ignore.”

Washington University School of Medicine: “When to Worry About Groin Pain.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 8, 2019

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