The scrotal swelling corresponds to a magnification, sometimes associated with pain and inflammation of the scrotum that contains the testicles. The swelling may occur due to an injury or owing to a presence of disorders and diseases. It may be caused by the accumulation of fluid, inflammation or abnormal growth within the scrotum. The symptoms can be both painless and ones with present acute pain. A more serious condition associated with swelling is the testicular torsion.
What kind of diseases can be associated with scrotal swelling?
The main diseases related to the problem are the following:
• Kidney stones
• Cryptorchidism (undescended testicle)
• Inguinal hernia
• Congestive heart failure
• Neuralgia Pudendal
• Diabetic neuropathy
• Testicular cancer
• Testicular torsion
Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.
What is the therapy for scrotal swelling?
To relieve pain in the testicular, one must seek advice from a family doctor or a consultation with a specialist because only after a detailed examination, it will be possible to determine the specific cause. In cases of mild and transient pain, it may be necessary to use anti-inflammatory drugs and apply cold compresses. One should avoid clothes that are too tight that can cause inflammation of the area, heat and humidity are also harmful to the health of the reproductive system.
When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of scrotal swelling?
In cases where the pain is following trauma or a bruise you must seek medical attention at an emergency room. It is good to know, for example, that the testicular torsion is a serious medical condition which requires an emergency intervention to prevent reproductive consequences. You should contact your doctor urgently if:
• A presence of a lump in the scrotum is felt at a touch
• The symptom is associated with fever
• The scrotum is red, swollen and hurts for more than an hour
• The pain is acute and sudden
• The affected person has been in contact with a person with mumps (mumps)
• There is vomiting or nausea