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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.

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