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What might have caused the pain and swelling I had in one of my testicles?

Pain and swelling in the testicles can be from many different things. It can be a sign of very serious problems such as testicular torsion (twisting of the testicle that cuts off its blood supply). Another serious problem that could cause swelling and pain of the testicle is infection. A hernia can also cause pain and swelling in the testicular area (not actually the testicle). It is important to see a physician immediately if you have pain and swelling of the testicles.

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