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Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Day5 after Hydrocele surgery.Scrotum feels the same and have same size like before.I was expecting a postop. edema, but feels exactly like my hydrocel?
Re Lasix (furosemide) 4 ltrs out/2 ltrs in, patient is 300 pounds w/ edema in r leg and scrotum. Hydroceles in testicles. Is 4 ltrs still too much?
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. Beyond on year + if fluctuate in size or in adults need surgery to clear. Varicoceles + epididymal cysts are very common in post pubertal males. Testis torsion and epididimitis common + present as painful swellings which need treatment. Tumors rare. ...Read more
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 are also benign unless the testicle is enlarged and hard, or has a hard lump or nodule on it. This could be cancer. Most testis cancers are cureable as with lance armstrong, but not if ignored and allowed to spread all over your body. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes if hard: Painless hard swellings of the testicle are cancer until proven otherwise. Hence should be checked out asap. Fortunately most scrotal swellings are benign. Scrotal swellings that develop suddenly and are associated with severe pain can be due to torsion (twisted spermatic cord) which needs to be corrected asap because testicle can be lost if left untreated>6hrs. Or epipidymitis which antibiotics a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 of spermatic chord may be normal to severe inflammation. How to put all needed info for good care together? Follow instructions in the category of What to Do at Feeling Sick? in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more