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Scrotal swelling is the enlargement of the scrotum, a sack that houses the testes.

The scrotal swelling can occur due to many reasons. The condition can occur very fast as well as with time. Testicular torsion is one of the main causes where a testicle twists and cuts off blood circulation. [1]

- Can be self-diagnosed
- Treatment options available
- May require a physical examination and tests
- Can cause tissue death of scrotum in case of severe injury
- Apart from the swelling, symptoms may vary considering the problem

Scrotal swelling can be deemed as an umbrella term to different problems associated with the same. The most apparent symptom is an enlargement and can be confusing what the actual cause is.

Symptoms

Self-Diagnosable – a dull and aching pain and sensation of heaviness
An unusual lump in the scrotum
A radiating pain that can be felt through groin, abdomen, and back
Swelling in the scrotum
May include fever, nausea, and vomiting in case of infection

Treatment

Self-Care: Elevate the scrotum by placing something between your legs to aid the swelling and apply an ice pack. Avoid exercise and wear loose clothes.

Medicines: Medication is dependent on the cause of the abnormality. In case of infection, antibiotics are given.
Benign scrotal mass may not require any treatment or need little treatment.
Radical inguinal orchiectomy and chemotherapy may be needed if the doctor (oncologist) suggests.
Pain relief medications are also given to relieve the pain.

Specialists: Initially a family doctor can be reliable. If he/she suspects, a patient may be referred to a urologist. It is, however, best to consult a doctor in case of any abnormality down there. mfine delivers high-quality treatment plans.

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