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what is scrotum swelling

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Struyk
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Fluid: It is probably a benign fluid collection or a hematoma (blood collection). You should make your urologist aware of the swelling and see if he/she wan ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Lots of boys + men: Hydroceles are most common cause for scrotal sweeling in boys. Collection of fluid. Resolves spontaeously by age one year in most infants unless huge. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
41 years experience Family Medicine
Its possible: It really depends on the cause of the swelling. If the underlying problem were cancer, than ignoring it would lead to tumor growth and significant ris ... Read More
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Scrital swelling has multiple causes. Failing to find out what's wrong can put you in grave danger. See a doctor asap to get the cause diagnosed.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
If untreated cancer: Most scrotal swellings are benign. You will not die from testis torsion or epidymitis, but treatment will make you feel better. Non-tender swellings a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Yes: See urologist .This could represent varicocele, blood in area, trauma, or tumor. This should be evaluated immediately.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
40 years experience Urology
Scrotal swelling: Anyone who has had a hernia repair or vasectomy can develop a hydrocele which is fluid surrounding the testicle. If hard swelling is occurring then co ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Need more info...: Imaging studies like USG is intended to help confirm a clinical suspicion which is driven from detailed history + physical exam at least. So, swelling ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
30 years experience Urology
Scrotal: Scrotal swelling consists of enlargementif the skin and underlying layers which can be from edema or fluid retention, hydrocele hernia hematoma varico ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
22 years experience Urology
Need to see a doctor: Swelling of one side of the scrotum should be evaluated for testicular cancer. Usually, an ultrasound is needed. Once cancer is ruled out, this could ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
26 years experience Urology
Urologist: You should see a urologist for an examination and possibly scrotal ultrasound to evaluate this. They are usually benign but could potentially be worr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
Swelling: Get checked.

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