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Testicular Pain (cont.)

Testicular Pain Prevention

Many causes of testicular pain are not entirely preventable; however, some measures may be taken to decrease the risk:

  • When engaging in sporting activities, make sure to wear the appropriate protective equipment to prevent testicular trauma.
  • For those cases of epididymitis caused by sexually transmitted diseases, safe sexual behavior using condoms greatly reduces the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases.
  • The mumps vaccination can reduce the incidence of viral orchitis.
  • Though testicular tumors cannot be prevented, regular self-examinations of the testicles can improve the chance of early detection.

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