Men's health

Painful scrotal swelling in adolescent boys and men

Jeremy Grummet, Mark Frydenberg



Painful scrotal swellings are commonly caused by acute epididymitis. However, the possibility of torsion of the spermatic cord or testis cancer must be considered in the diagnosis.

Article Extract

Most causes of painful scrotal swellings have distinctive features, which can be recognised by a careful history and examination. The following are examples of the most common causes of painful scrotal swelling and should provide some helpful tips to diagnosing and treating the condition.