Testicular Scanning

Regular testicular self-examination is advisable. Any swelling or lump in the scrotum must be taken seriously as testicular cancer is the commonest malignancy in younger men and can be successfully treated if picked up early. Fortunately the vast majority of swellings turn out to be nothing serious, simple cysts being the commonest cause.

An ultrasound scan takes only a few minutes and can provide reassurance that there is no serious problem. Another common benign (non-cancerous) swelling is a varicocele which is essentially varicose veins affecting the veins around the testicle, usually on the left side.

Testicular ultrasound scanning is available at all of Dr Crowe’s practice locations.

Varicocoele Ultrasound (1)