How a man’s testicle pain turned out to be a sign of Covid-19

How a man’s testicle pain turned out to be a sign of Covid-19. However, doctors decided to swab him for the disease because he was in contact with someone who had later tested positive. 

Results showed he had coronavirus, therefore the doctors suspected the testicular pain was his first symptom. They said he didn’t have any other health problems that could have caused it, such as an STI.

Doctors who reported the ‘unusual case’ in a medical journal said it shows how the coronavirus can take hold in people differently. 

It is not clear how many men suffer testicular pain as a symptom of Covid-19. One small study in China suggested it was as common as one in five.    

Scientists have raised concerns the virus could enter the testicles, where sperm is produced, and cause ‘long-term damage’. But so far there is little evidence of this happening, and none to suggest the virus can be spread through semen ā€” the fluid which carries sperm.
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