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What's the best treatment to get rid of scrotal swelling?

What's the best treatment to get rid of scrotal swelling?

See a urologist: Most common cause of scrotal swellings are hydroceles (sac of fluid around testicle)+ corrected by minor surgery. Spermatoceles are benign cysts which can be removed if large or symptomatic. Swellings with pain can be due to twisted testicle or epididymitis, former needs surgery asap ot save testis, latter needs antibiotics. Testis tumors need surgery. Treatment for scrotal edema is non-surgical. ...Read more

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Scrotal Swelling (Definition)

The scrotum is the anatomical name of the sac which contains the testes (and associated structures). Scrotal swelling generically refers to enlargement of the scrotum, but does not indicate if the testicles within are swollen. Veinous proliferation (a varicocele) could be the cause of such swelling too, and a visit to your md is advised to ...Read more


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Can I die from scrotal swelling if I ignore it?

Can I die from scrotal swelling if I ignore it?

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 more

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Could it be something bad if I have scrotal swelling?

Could it be something bad if I have scrotal swelling?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: scrotal swelling?

What is the definition or description of: scrotal swelling?

Swelling: The scrotum is the anatomical name of the sac which contains the testes (and associated structures). Scrotal swelling generically refers to enlargement of the scrotum, but does not indicate if the testicles within are swollen. Veinous proliferation (a varicocele) could be the cause of such swelling too, and a visit to your md is advised to evaluate this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Scrotal swelling with chf?

Scrotal swelling with chf?

Yes: Peripheral edema due to congestive heartfelt failure can be present in any area, particularly those areas that are "dependent." another important cause of scrotal swelling can be ascites with passage of fluid into the scrotum. You should see your physician. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get scrotal swelling?

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

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Are some people more prone to getting scrotal swelling?

Are some people more prone to getting scrotal swelling?

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 concerns for testicular cancer. See a doctor to be evaluated for these problems a scrotal ultrasound may be necessary. ...Read more

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I started getting scrotal swelling a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting scrotal swelling a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

Not if a hydrotycele: Will settle down if due to trauma. Unlikely if a hydrocele and not if it is a tumor. Suggest see a urologist and get an ultrasound if it persists. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get scrotal swelling? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get scrotal swelling? Is he right?

Scrotal swelling: Scrotal swelling has many possible causes, and should be evaluated by your primary care physician or a urologist. An exam in the office is helpful, and an ultrasound may also be of use in establishing the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery16 days ago-have some scrotal swelling. To my surprise this afternoon the base of my penis shaft is swollen. Is this normal?

Inguinal hernia surgery16 days ago-have some scrotal swelling. To my surprise this afternoon the base of my penis shaft is swollen. Is this normal?

Yes, to be expected: The area where your hernia was repaired (inguinal canal) is able to communicate with the tissues around the penis and the scrotum. However, new swelling at this time (> 2 weeks out) sounds like it needs to be seen and evaluated. Contact your surgeon to be checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband had inguinal hernia surgery 3 days ago. Scrotal swelling is huge & has increased each day. Is daily increase normal? Used Ice & elevated.

My husband had inguinal hernia surgery 3 days ago. Scrotal swelling is huge & has increased each day. Is daily increase normal? Used Ice & elevated.

Here are some...: Go to be checked by the surgeon is the most reasonable thing to do although most of times nothing could be or need to be done since such occurrence after inguinal hernia repair is usually self-limiting, but taking much longer time to resolve. Clinically, it may result from bleeding at the surgical site. Again, go to be checked. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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What causes multiple (tiny) hematomas to form on the scrotum? No visible swelling, no discomfort, occasionally break open and bleed.

What causes multiple (tiny) hematomas to form on the scrotum? No visible swelling, no discomfort, occasionally break open and bleed.

Here are some...: What described most likely represents the common occurrence of harmless scrotal angiokeratoma (of Fordyce), which usually carries no clinical significance and requires no active Rx. But if bothered mentally or physically, skillful us of laser or cautery will help. If still in doubt, seek evaluation for confirmation and counseling since right Dx is hard to come by with a direct look. ...Read more

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Causes of swelling in face, feet & scrotum?

Causes of swelling in face, feet & scrotum?

SCROTAL SWELLING: If it is even swelling in the scrotum it could be edema. The scrotum is a low tissue tension area that is a common place for fluid to accumulate with heart troubles of fluid issues as well as feet and ankles. He a physician look you over. ...Read more

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My usg for scrotum shows swelling in right spermatic chord?

My usg for scrotum shows swelling in right spermatic chord?

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

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Is there any way else to bring down this left scrotum swelling?

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 be a simple fluid collection, vein collection, or infection of the testicle. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

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


Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more