Why Do I Get an Erection During My Testicular Exam?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.medical exams, checkups, physical exams, doctors, hard ons, hard, stiff, stiffy, boners, testicles, testicle, balls, gonads, embarrassing, embarrassed, hard-ons, erections, testicular, physical exams, testicular exams, expert answers, ask the experts, erect, get an erection during a checkup, get an erection, guys questions08/09/201001/03/201701/03/2017Steven Dowshen, MD01/01/2017299bf4fe-d09c-4922-9d85-724a751e013ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/exam-query.html/<p><em>Every time the doctor examines my testicles I get an erection. I have a male doctor, so why is this happening?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Rick*</em></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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