Removal of scrotal and penile lumps are common surgical procedures performed at Colin Teo Urology.
A scrotal lump (or mass) is an abnormal bulge or lump inside the scrotum. It can be a swollen testicle, or it can contain fluid or other tissue. Although the mass can be a tumour (cancerous), most cases are benign (non-cancerous).
Diagnosis usually starts with a physical examination to check for swelling and tenderness, either through feeling the lump or by shining a light through your scrotum that will highlight where there is a build-up of fluid. If further tests are required, you will likely be referred for an ultrasound scan and blood tests to determine if you require any treatment.
Antibiotics can treat bacterial infections causing scrotal lumps. If the scrotal lump is fairly large and causes pain and discomfort, your doctor will discuss the option of having the lump removed surgically. The type of surgery required generally depends on the condition and cause of the lump.
Lumps can appear on your penis for many reasons. Most of them are not a cause of concern, but some causes, such as sexually transmitted infections, can lead to unusual or painful bumps, sores, or lesions. In some cases, patients have Peyronie’s disease. Lumps in the penis may also be caused by penile cancer. It is important to see a urologist for evaluation.
If you have had unprotected sex lately and started to notice unusual symptoms, or if you are experiencing other abnormal symptoms alongside a new lump on your penis, see a urologist for a diagnosis. Patients are usually given a preliminary diagnosis based on history, the onset of symptoms, and physical examination. Imaging is often required to confirm the diagnosis.
The removal of penile lumps and the type of surgery required again depends on the condition and cause of the lump.
If you are not sure about a lump in the penis or anywhere in your genital area or would like to find out more about the diagnosis and treatment procedures, drop us a note. We will be happy to offer our professional advice. Contact us to book a consultation with Colin Teo Urology today.