Scrotal masses are abnormalities in the contents of the scrotum, the
bag of skin hanging behind the penis. The scrotum contains the
testicles and related structures that produce, store and transport
sperm and male sex hormones.
Scrotal masses might be an accumulation of fluids, the growth of
abnormal tissue, or normal contents of the scrotum that have
become swollen, inflamed or hardened.
Scrotal masses need to be examined by a doctor, even if you're not
in pain or having other symptoms. Scrotal masses could be
cancerous or caused by another condition that affects testicular
function and health.
Self-examination and regular doctor exams of the scrotum are
important for prompt recognition, diagnosis and treatment of scrotal