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What could inflating of scrotum while coughing suggest?

Hi.I have a painless problem.Whenever I sneeze,cough or blow my nose,something on the upper right side of my scrotum inflates.Its as if a bag is filled with air.If I keep my scrotum pressed between my legs,I can feel the place inflating a little bit and deflating back again because of the pressure of my legs pressing.I really dont know what it is and I am ashamed to goto the doctor.Please help me out here.Thank you.
Thu, 23 Jan 2020
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Hello,

The symptoms are typical of hernia. While coughing the abdominal pressure increases and the bowel contents slip to the scrotum. Consult a general surgeon and get evaluated.

An ultrasound scan is required to confirm the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis of hernia is confirmed, surgery will be the treatment of choice.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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What could inflating of scrotum while coughing suggest?

Hello, The symptoms are typical of hernia. While coughing the abdominal pressure increases and the bowel contents slip to the scrotum. Consult a general surgeon and get evaluated. An ultrasound scan is required to confirm the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis of hernia is confirmed, surgery will be the treatment of choice. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician