Lumps or swellings in the testicular area are usually not of serious causes.
You should visit a urologist if:
• you feel a lump on the testicle;
• you have a swollen testicle;
• you notice a change in the shape of the testicle;
• you find that one testicle is larger than the other;
• you have persistent testicular pain.
What to expect in a urology clinic?
The urologist palpates the testicles and performs an ultrasound examination. In some cases a blood test is also needed.
• hydrocele (fluid around the testicle);
• varicocele (an enlarged tangle of veins around the testicle);
• epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis);
• spermatocele (small cysts in the area of the epididymis);
• testicular tumors.
According to the established diagnosis, the next procedure or treatment is determined.