Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
189 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes swelling in the testicles?

I had some sort of infection years back that caused my right testical to swell.. I was prescribed penicillin after being given a shot.. Swelling went down emediatly after the shot but my stoical shunk.. I didn t think anything to much at the time because the pain was gone. I assumed it would return to its natural state.. It never did.. It doesn t hurt to touch and isn t ever sore and I ve never had any pains or anything but I was just wondering what might have caused this and is it reversible or what can I do?
Wed, 14 Jan 2015
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for asking in healthcaremagic forum

In short: If it hurts after pinching lightly your testis then your testis is normal

Explanation: You would have suffered from epididymo orchitis before and were treated for that. Antibiotic cannot cause shrinking of your scrotal sac or testis. The swelling which was there would have decreased which you thought as shrinking in size of testis.
Do not worry about the size, if its sensitive ie, if it hurts after pressing it lightly then its normal.
Hope this helps you.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

This morning one of my testicles is a little sore and swollen. The only cause I can think of is a few days ago I was carried a 5 gallon bucket of...