Every time the doctor examines my testicles I get an erection. I have a male
doctor, so why is this happening? – Rick*
Sometimes guys get erections during testicular exams. It's a normal reaction and
it happens a lot. It doesn't matter whether the doctor is female or male.
Getting an erection during a testicular exam is a natural, physical response. It's
not something you can control, and it doesn't mean anything.
Because it happens so often, doctors are used to it. If you get an erection during
a physical exam, it won't upset or bother the doctor, so there's no need to feel embarrassed.
*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.
Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas