The cremaster muscle is found solely within the male human body which covers the testis. This muscle moves the testis and promotes healthy and motile sperm. In addition, it maintains the temperature of the testis and works during fight or flight conditions by pulling the testis towards the body to protect it.

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How to resolve the pain and discomfort faced during ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a discomfort and mild pain during ejaculation. I was diagnosed as having chronic prostatitis with seminal vesiculitis, and I was put on Quinolones for three months and an alpha-blocker (Alfuzosin) for five months. The urinary symptoms completely resolved, but discomfort and...  Read Full »

Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your urinary symptoms have resolved, and pain during ejaculation is localized to the inguinal region, it is very likely to be a muscular pain of the cremaster. This muscle suspends the testis, and contracts during ejaculation, more strongly in young men. Tthe pain...  Read Full »

Do retractile testicles cause pain when the testicle is pushed back into the scrotum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18-year-old. I am kind of embarrassed. That is why I did not open up yet. About three to four months ago, my right testicle suddenly disappeared for a while. I found out that it was gone in the upper part, where we shave. So I pushed it back after that till now. I am having pain, no...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Was it the first and last occasion that you experienced such an issue, or is it a frequent happening? You might be having a retractile testicle. A hyperactive cremaster muscle causes it. Normal cremasteri...  Read Full »

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