What Nodules And Testicular Tumors ?


The small and sleek package that can be seen in the scrotum and penis in the sulcus (between the glans and shaft of the penis) are normal and are simply hair follicles or sweat glands.These are especially visible with an erect penis, a situation that often leads to false alarms and unnecessary worry.

Hernia
A portion of the intestine may exit through the muscle wall located at the junction between the thigh and the abdomen (groin) and form a swelling or inguinal hernia. In some cases, the hernia can scroll the scrotum. There is more likely in men than in women because of potential weakness in the wall of the abdomen to the groin. If the lump in the scrotum corresponds to an inguinal hernia, certain maneuvers that increase pressure in the abdomen (eg cough impulse) causes the pressure is transmitted to the scrotum and increase the volume of the hernia.

However, men are often not aware of that until hernia is very large or strangle (are compressed arteries that provide blood supply), causing sudden pain. If you learn how to lift weights properly, remains active and watch your weight, reduce the risk of hernia.Once you have developed a hernia, a “truss” prevent bowel strangulation in keeping the natural place, but this does not solve the problem, and surgery is always the best option.

Hydrocele / varicocele
A soft lump in the scrotum, especially if you can put your fingers between it and the testicle, is likely to be a hydrocele, which is nothing but a sterile fluid (not contaminated by bacteria ) in one of the layers involving the testis, and in principle is always painless.However, if left untreated, a hydrocele can grow to a larger size and cause some discomfort or discomfort. Varicoceles are similar except that due to an increased size of blood vessels draining venous blood from the testes.

Both may require surgical correction.

Infection
Hypersensitivity and the heat that develops in one or both testicles, especially testicular volume and increase of body temperature, may be caused by an infection.The cause is not always a sexually transmitted disease, but it may come from germs in the urine.  An untreated infection can be prolonged and testicular damage and reduce fertility, so it is convenient to administer treatment as soon as possible. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatories are often the only treatment needed.

Sometimes infections affecting other areas of the body can cause pain and swelling of the testicles. Mumps ( mumps ), the flu , the common cold and infectious mononucleosis are good examples, can cause a feeling of pain in the testicles.  Acetaminophen, used to treat fever or discomfort associated with these diseases, may also help reduce the pain that accompanies this symptom.

Injuries
Most men have suffered the painful experience of a blow to the testicles. Generally, pain diminishes in a short time period, being low the danger of occurrence of any permanent damage. If pain persists for more than a few hours, the scrotum is swollen or if the urine contains blood, a consultation should be done urgently. Applying a cold compress for no more than five minutes will relieve a significant pain in mild cases (fortunately, most).

Torsion
The torsion of a testicular spontaneous cuts its own blood supply. This can manifest with severe pain, swelling and tenderness in a testicle, which are often accompanied by vomiting. Pain does not transmit unless the testicle is placed in the correct position with an operation that needs to be done in short time.

Dr. Ian Banks , general practitioner