Scrotal swellings

Any man who develops a scrotal swelling requires to be seen urgently by a specialist for an examination and a scrotal ultrasound scan. Although most of the swellings encountered turn out to be benign it is important to rule out testis cancer. Benign swellings include cysts which are fluid filled sacs and hydrocele which the accumulation of large amounts of fluid around the testes; both conditions can be treated by minor scrotal surgery.