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What type of specialist should I see for a swollen testicle

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I have one testicle that is swollen but have no pain and want to know what type of specialist to go see.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
Is the testicle swollen and soft, or is it hard?

This could represent a fluid collection, like a "hydrocele", an enlargement of the veins around the testicle called a "variocele", or if firm, possibly testicular tumor.

A Urologist is the specialist that deals with this, but your first step should be to your regular doctor, who will be able to do a physical exam and order any testing if he/she feels necessary.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
it is swollen and soft
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
Hydrocele usually requires no treatment.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hydrocele/DS00617

Varicoceles can be treated if they cause problems, especially with infertility.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/Varicocele/DS00618

If the swelling persists, have your regular doctor check it out so you can get a diagnosis, which can include an ultrasound of the testicle (scrotum).
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