RESOURCES FOR GPS
PELVIC / BLADDER AND PROSTATE PAIN
People with pain syndromes represent a difficult group of patients to treat, but key is excluding other conditions, then working out a tailored series of options based on the presentation.
Examination determines whether the swelling is scrotal or inguinal (can or can't get above). Exclude testicular cancer - a mass indistinguishable from the body of the testis itself needs urgent assessment. An ultrasound scan will help if there is diagnostic uncertainty for all scrotal swellings and pain. Simple cysts, hydrocoeles and varicocoeles don't need treatment unless bothersome. Refer for assessment if required and offer patient information sheets via link below.