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10 Causes of Testicular Pain You Shouldn't Ignore

Testicular Rupture

There are certain types of testicular problems that sound about as bad as they are. You can add to that list testicular rupture.

There's a protective membrane that surrounds the testicle known as the tunica albuginea. A testicular rupture is caused by a rip in this membrane that causes blood to leak into your scrotum. What would cause the membrane to rip? Generally, ruptures are caused by external trauma -- a sports injury, car crash or a prize-winning appearance on "America's Funniest Home Videos."

You have 72 hours to get your ruptured testicle surgically treated -- there's a 4 out of 5 chances that your testicle can be saved if you make it in time.

Making an appointment with your doctor should be at the top of your to-do list any time you experience lingering testicular pain. Because it when it comes to testicular pain, treating it and doing so quickly is the key to recovery.