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SCROTAL PAIN
AND SWELLING

While there are conditions (such as
“testicular torsion,” in which a twisted
testicle causes loss of blood supply)
that are responsible for acute scrotal
pain and swelling, a “hydrocele”
produces painless swelling that
emerges far more slowly. A hydrocele
is a collection of fluid between
the double-layered membrane
surrounding the testicles. Although the
testicle itself remains normal, it’s often
difficult for the doctor to feel it through
the large, smooth, soft swelling of
a large hydrocele. Because fluid
transmits light, however, a diagnosis
can be made by transilluminating the
scrotum with a bright light. If there is
any doubt, an ultrasound will confirm
the diagnosis. Treatment may consist
of drawing off the fluid with a syringe.
The best protection against hydrocele
is to keep the testicles and scrotum
free of injury. Use an athletic cup
if participating in contact sports.
Hydroceles are usually not a major
health issue, but you should tell
healthcare professional about any
abnormality or swelling in the scrotum.
Another disease or condition may be
causing or mimicking the abnormality.
New patients are gladly accepted.

Urological

Services

of Northern Wyoming

307-587-5131

225 W. Yellowstone Ave • Ste. 9
Cody

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