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What is the cause for swollen testicles?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jan 2014
Question: I have a real swollen testical.My doctor said it was just seman and was not cancer.In the past 5 yrs it has gotten larger and uncomfertable.Can it be draned ?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: Need to ascertain the exact nature Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. A swelling in the scrotum may be because of various reasons. It may be a hydrocele (fluid in a sac), varicocele (engorged blood vessels), hernia or even cancer. As it is persisting for 5 years, cancer is unlikely. You need to get an ultrasound of the scrotum to ascertain the exact cause. Treatment depends on the cause. Drainage may be feasible if it is a fluid collection. Surgery may also be required. Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer further followup queries, if any.
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (6 hours later)
Brief Answer: You are welcome Detailed Answer: If you do not have any other queries, then please close the query and give feedback.
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What is the cause for swollen testicles?

Brief Answer: Need to ascertain the exact nature Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. A swelling in the scrotum may be because of various reasons. It may be a hydrocele (fluid in a sac), varicocele (engorged blood vessels), hernia or even cancer. As it is persisting for 5 years, cancer is unlikely. You need to get an ultrasound of the scrotum to ascertain the exact cause. Treatment depends on the cause. Drainage may be feasible if it is a fluid collection. Surgery may also be required. Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer further followup queries, if any.