Testicular Pain Overview
Men become very concerned and anxious when they feel pain in their testicles. To better understand the various causes of this symptom, an understanding of basic anatomy and the development of
- Before birth, the testicles are located in the abdomen (belly). Eventually, the testicles migrate down through the abdomen into the scrotum (the outside pouch that contains the testicles).
However, they remain connected to the abdomen by the spermatic cord, which contains
vital blood vessels, nerves, lymphatic vessels, and the vas deferens. The
spermatic cord also functions to suspend the testicles within the scrotum.
- On the upper, outer, back position of the testicle lies a connected but separate structure called the epididymis, which
serves to store and transport sperm. Normally, the epididymis has a direct
connection to the wall of the scrotum.
Picture of the Male Urinary and Reproductive Structures
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