Men may experience several testicular health problems during life. Testicular pain, or scrotal pain, epididymitis/orchitis, and hydrocele are among the testicular health concerns men may face. Varicocele, Peyronie’s disease and testicular cancer are others. Men may also experience testosterone deficiency. Keeping appointments with a healthcare provider is important, as are annual physical examinations.

You probably did not know, but testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15-35. Therefore, young men need to become much more aware of this disease as it is less common in middle-aged and older men. Also, Caucasian men should know that they are 5 (large) times more likely to develop testicular cancer than African-American men.

All men should take the time to learn about their own specific health needs and become proactive in terms of their own health!