In cases of swollen testicles, many sexually active men assume it is a symptom of an STD. There are multiple reasons why the testicles may become swollen or inflamed.
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Some of these conditions are very serious, so if you are experiencing pain or swelling in the testicles, seek emergency medical care. Even if there is no pain accompanying one or both swollen testicles, it is important to get examined (and treated if necessary) by a doctor to rule out cancer or to avoid complications of regular testicular function or the loss of one or both testicles.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are most commonly associated with testicle swelling, as well as a host of other symptoms. Chlamydia is the most commonly transmitted STD and is often a “co-infection” with gonorrhea. Both infections are easily treated with antibiotics and can even be treated with a single dose if the infections are caught early.
Medically Reviewed by J. Frank Martin JR., MD on Jun 18, 2019
Written by Nick Corlis on Feb 12, 2018