SCROTAL SWELLING & MASSES
The majority of swellings in the scrotum are not serious however it is important to visit a GP or a urologist to investigate. An ultrasound scan maybe requested to help identify the problem.
Common Conditions Include:
Hydrocoele – a small collection of fluid around the testicle.
Epididymal Cyst – a small collection of fluid within the epididymis (the thin tube that transports sperm from the testis)
Varicocoele – occurs when the veins in the scrotum become abnormally large and dilated.
Scrotal Infections such as Epididymitis (painful swelling of the epididymis) or
Orchitis (inflammation of the testicles)
Testicular Cancer – is caused by the abnormal development of cells in the testis. The most common are germ cell tumours. Testicular Cancer is a serious condition but when treated promptly there is a high chance of complete cure.