Do You Have a Testicular Abscess?

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Testicular abscesses are usually complications that are affiliated with inflammation of the epididymis (responsible for storing and carrying sperm) that extends to the testis, or epididymo-orchitis. As such, they usually carry pathogens (infectious agent), which can be divided into those that are sexually transmitted and those that are not.
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Testicular accesses are most commonly seen in young, sexually active males who usually have severe epidiymo-orchitis or have not treated it. Men with this type of abscess usually have testicular pain and sometimes fever and swelling for a few days.

Testicular abscesses, on a lesser scale can also be the result of a bacterial infection of an existing hematoma (due to testicular trauma). If the abscess ruptures through the fibrous covering of the testis then a scrotal abscess may develop.
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Testicular/scrotal ultrasounds can help men determine if they have a testicular abscess. Ask your doctor about a scrotal ultrasound to see if your testicles are in shape!

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