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Swelling in left testicle, please sugest

Hi, i have a friend who had a swelling in his left testicle. he had been to a docter that said it was a bacterial infection. he was put on antibiotics the swelling went down but his testicle is now softer and more sensitive than before could this possibly mean that he may be impotent?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Apr 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
I dont think that is the case
Impotency isnt caused by infection.
Answered: Tue, 5 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gegin George's  Response
Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic

Infection of the testis causes what is know as Epididymo-orchitis. The impression of the testis being softer and more sensitive is only perception, and most likely not so. Sterility following Epididymo-orchitis is rare and occurs only in severe infection. Impotence never usually occurs.
Answered: Tue, 5 Apr 2011
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