Scrotal swelling can be an indicator of several different conditions. The swelling could be due to the accumulation of fluid, abnormal tissue growth, or swelling or inflammation of the testicles or other components within the scrotum.
Any patient displaying signs of scrotal swelling should seek a physician promptly. Even if there isn’t pain or other symptoms, the underlying conditions that lead to scrotal swelling can be very serious. An increase in the scrotum size can be due to cancer or other problems that can have drastic adverse effects on both testicular function and health.
Scrotal swelling often indicates a condition that can adversely affect fertility. In children, scrotal swelling can be a sign of issues that can delay or hinder healthy development during puberty.