What Needs Attention Now
There are some conditions that men should know require medical attention right away. If a man experiences sudden, painful swelling of the testicles, he may have testicular torsion, which means his testicles are twisted within the scrotum. This is a medical emergency and will involve a surgical fix. Torsion can happen after trauma but some men are just born with testicles that rotate more freely. Another, slightly less urgent, issue that should elicit a trip to the doctor is inflammation, swelling, or tenderness. This can signal a chlamydia infection.