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Scrotal swelling is abnormal enlargement of the scrotum, the sac surrounding the testicles.
Swelling of the scrotum; Testicular enlargement
Scrotal swelling can occur in males at any age. The swelling can be on one or both sides, and there may be pain. The testicles and penis may or may not be involved.
is a serious emergency in which the testicle become twisted in the scrotum
and loses its blood supply. If this twisting is not relieved quickly, the testicle may be lost permanently. This condition is extremely painful. Call 911 or see your health care provider immediately, because losing blood supply for just a few hours can cause tissue death and the loss of a testicle.
Certain medical treatments
Congestive heart failure
Puffy face; Swelling of the face; Moon face; Facial edema
Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling from an injury. Raise the head of the bed (or use extra pillows) to help reduce facial swelling.
Call your health care provider if
You should call your health care provider if you have:
Sudden, painful, or severe facial swelling
Facial swelling that lasts a while, particularly if it is getting worse over time
Fever, tenderness, or redness, which suggests infection
What to expect at your health care provider's office
Emergency treatment is needed if facial swelling is caused by burns or if you have breathing problems.
The health care team will ask questions about your medical and personal history to determine treatment or if any medical tests are needed. Questions may include:
How long has the facial swelling lasted?
When did it begin?
What makes it worse?
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