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Causes of Scrotal and Testicular Conditions

There are a number of causes of scrotal and testicular conditions . Causes range from infection to injury to problems with the pituitary gland. Some may be preventable, and others are not. There are a few causes of scrotal and testicular conditions that can lead to more than one testicular condition. For example, infections can cause epididymitis, orchitis and other problems.

Common causes

  • Infection - Bacterial, viral and sexually transmitted infections can all cause testicular and scrotal conditions.
  • Injury or trauma to the testicles - The most common traumatic injuries to the testicles are due to sports injuries, a direct kick to groin, auto accidents, and straddle injuries.
  • Anatomical abnormalities or deformities - Congenital abnormalities, such as bell-clapper deformity, can cause problems with the testicles and scrotum.

Other known causes

  • Klinefelter's syndrome
  • Undescended testicles
  • Too much iron in the blood (hemochromatosis)
  • Pituitary problems
  • Cancer treatments
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Kidney and ureteral stones
  • Medications

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