My husband’s lower left abdomen was painful and his left testicle was swollen. Why? And if told to see a doctor, what specialist?
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The presence of a painful lower left abdomen and a swelling in the left testis, this condition is likely related to a hernia or hernia in the left testicular region of your husband. Hernias that describe the descent of the intestine into the testes are called scrotic hernias. This condition is triggered by the weakness of the pelvic floor buffer, so that the pressure that rises in the abdominal cavity causes the distribution of pressure to the weak area, so that the intestine enters into the weak part into the scrotum or testicle bag.
Patients with scrotal hernias, can be diagnosed with complaints:
1. Lower abdominal pain
2. Swelling can occur from the groin area to the scrotum
3. In the initial condition, these lumps can disappear especially when resting, but can reappear or settle at an advanced stage
4. Disruptive BaB
5. Nausea or vomiting
6. Fever, especially if complications of hernia in the advanced phase or intestinal twisting occur
7. Disorders of appetite
In patients with strenuous activity, often lifting weights, frequent straining, or other conditions that increase pressure in the abdominal cavity, can increase the likelihood of hernias, especially if there is weakness in the pelvic floor buffer. However, all of this needs to be confirmed directly by your surgeon.
Apart from hernias, several other medical conditions can also provide a similar picture, such as
1. Infection of sperm sacs or ducts
2. Abscess or pus in the testicular sac
3. Tumors in the scrotum
Because some medical conditions can provide a similar picture, you should advise your husband to consult with a surgeon. For the initial stage, consultation with your family doctor can also be done for an initial evaluation. The doctor will conduct an interview related to this complaint, then a direct physical examination on the swelling area and the doctor can plan an ultrasound examination to help ascertain the cause. The results of the examination will be a reference for doctors in providing care and treatment for your husband.
For now, your husband can make several attempts to see a doctor, such as:
1. Avoid using underpants or tight pants
2. Avoid sleeping late at night
3. Avoid the habit of straining in any condition
4. Lay your husband's body in a relaxed condition to reduce pain complaints, but immediately consult a doctor
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