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A to Z: Scrotal Pain, Acute

A to Z: Scrotal Pain, Acute

A variety of things can cause pain in the scrotum, the pouch-like structure at the base of a boy's penis.

More to Know

The scrotum holds the testicles (the organs that produce sperm). It also holds the epididymis and the vas deferens, which are tubes that sperm travel through before leaving the body.

Things that can cause scrotal pain include:

Keep in Mind

Boys and teen guys can sometimes experience scrotal pain that doesn't always come from the scrotum itself. Sometimes it comes from a pulled muscle or tendon near the scrotum, or from another part of the body, such as the lower back or belly.

All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.

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