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Can I die from scrotal swelling if I ignore it?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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 risk of a fatal outcome. If the problem was due to a hydrocele, the risk of ignoring it would be less dire. However, there is no good argument for ignoring a swollen scrotum. See a doctor to diagnose the problem and get whatever care you need now!

In brief: 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 risk of a fatal outcome. If the problem was due to a hydrocele, the risk of ignoring it would be less dire. However, there is no good argument for ignoring a swollen scrotum. See a doctor to diagnose the problem and get whatever care you need now!
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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