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What causes electric shock sensation in the scrotum?

Recently felt a sensation underneath my scrotum felt like a electric shock for split-second. I was standing doing nothing whenthe sensation came on I m not sure what s causing it .i m a 41-year-old male with a history of back issues and two herniated disc in my back never surgically repaired
Tue, 23 Jun 2015
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Hello
I share your concern, i will try to help you out in best possible way.
Looking at your description this could be may be due to trauma or infection like epididymorchitis.
Another possibility is prostate problem or a Renal stone

I would like further information help you better
relevant medical history like metabolic disease or hormonal disorder
Any recent exposure to unprotected sex?

You should ask your doctor for few investigations to confirm the diagnosis like Urine culture and sensitivity test and an ultrasound to see for prostate enlargement

Blood for CBC and liver function test or urine test for culture and an ultrasound are advisable if it is a chronic issue

Maintain good hygiene
you should wear scrotal support
Use condom during sex if you are sexually active

Hope this answers your question please feel free to ask for more clarification
Thanks and regards
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What causes electric shock sensation in the scrotum?

Hello I share your concern, i will try to help you out in best possible way. Looking at your description this could be may be due to trauma or infection like epididymorchitis. Another possibility is prostate problem or a Renal stone I would like further information help you better relevant medical history like metabolic disease or hormonal disorder Any recent exposure to unprotected sex? You should ask your doctor for few investigations to confirm the diagnosis like Urine culture and sensitivity test and an ultrasound to see for prostate enlargement Blood for CBC and liver function test or urine test for culture and an ultrasound are advisable if it is a chronic issue Maintain good hygiene you should wear scrotal support Use condom during sex if you are sexually active Hope this answers your question please feel free to ask for more clarification Thanks and regards