At some point in their lives, most men suffer from swollen testicles, or “blue balls,” which for those men who go through that ordeal, it is no fun. What is the cause or causes of swollen testicles? One reason for the cause of “blue balls” is when the epididymis swells up, which is caused by cysts or by an infection and should be treated with prescribed doses of antibiotics.
Another cause of swollen testicles is when the fluid accumulates around the testes, causing them to swell. Hydrocele usually occurs in middle aged and older men, when their testicles becomes inflamed and or injured. This occurrence is usually not painful but they should see a doctor if the pain and/or swelling continues to grow.
Another cause of swollen testicles is when there is an infection on the testicles caused by the mumps, called orchitis. Orchitis usually occurs in childhood and usually goes away like the mumps but orchitis can also be caused by a viral or a bacterial infection and a doctor should be sought if this occurs. Another cause of swollen balls could be the occurrence of cancers that cause the swelling. When there is a lump present on the testicles, you should consult a doctor immediately.
Swollen testicles also can be caused by excessive “exploding” of the testicles, which usually happens when a guy either has too much sex or suffers from frequent masturbation, which causes the testicles to be drained of semen, also causing the testicles to swell (to not to nip it in the bud too much.)
For testicular cancers, it usually occurs in males between the ages of ten and over sixty and the cancer is likely to appears when the testes does not go down into the scrotum the right way.
Swollen testicles can be prevented by eating the right kind of foods like vegetables and meats. If you ever have a lump on your testicles or if it is swollen, please see a doctor right away, for it could be a matter of life and death.