anonymous on September 9, 2011

Does previous testicle trauma affect premature ejaculation?

I am a 19-year-old male and about three years ago, I got hit in my testes. They swelled, but eventually returned to normal. Since then, I can’t last long when I have sex. Is there anything I can do?

answered by David Sobel, MD, JD on September 9, 2011

Thanks for writing in. Trauma to the testes is always upsetting, and you’re not alone in your concern.

The good news is that trauma to the testes shouldn’t cause premature ejaculation (PE). In fact, it’s likely that the two are unrelated. But you should know that PE is quite common…especially among younger men.

Most men experience PE at one time or another, and there’s no clear cause for it. That said, there are things your doctor can test for or recommend…so I would encourage you to see your doctor for a hormone panel and a regular work up.

You can also talk with your doctor about these common ways to address premature ejaculation…including the “pause and hold” or “squeeze” technique; using anesthetic creams or condoms to diminish sensation in the penis; or taking medications like antidepressants to help delay your orgasms.

Thank you again for your questions, and I wish you good luck in resolving your concern.

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David Sobel, MD, JD

Dr. Sobel is a Colorado-based urologist and Director of the Denver Center for Men’s Health. His areas of expertise include men's sexual health and all areas of urology, including urologic oncology, treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy, stone disease and incontinence. Dr. Sobel was educated at the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

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