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Found a swelling in my groin near scrotum, as it began to shrink it caused aching in testicles and groin. Lymph nodes are now swollen all over body.

Found a swelling in my groin near scrotum, as it began to shrink it caused aching in testicles and groin. Lymph nodes are now swollen all over body.

Lymph nodes: This seems to indicate an infective process of some sort. There are also other causes as well. If the lymph nodes are all swollen all over then you must go and see your doctor and get blood tests done. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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


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Do a lot of people get scrotal swelling?

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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: scrotal swelling?

What is the definition or description of: scrotal swelling?

Scrotal: Scrotal swelling consists of enlargementif the skin and underlying layers which can be from edema or fluid retention, hydrocele hernia hematoma varicocele. ...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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I have an unknown swelling in my scrotal sac. What should I do?

I have an unknown swelling in my scrotal sac. What should I do?

Urologist: You should see a urologist for an examination and possibly scrotal ultrasound to evaluate this. They are usually benign but could potentially be worrisome depending on your age. ...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

Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more