10 September 2014
Lumps in the scrotum are really common. There is often a worry that this may be testis cancer but often the lump is from the epididymis which is a structure attached to the testis. Sometimes the lump is actually a swelling around the testis called a hydrocele. It is important to be sure of the cause and we will conduct a careful clinical examination and probably arrange an ultrasound examination. If the swelling is due to testicular cancer we will advise you on the best course of action. Testicular cancer is however usually treated with very high success rates.
18 August 2014
These can cause really distressing and disruptive symptoms and sometimes can be recurrent. Investigations are needed to ensure there is no underlying cause, such as ultrasound scans or x-rays to look for stones. On occasion a bladder telescope examination may also be advised. The aim is often to reduce the frequency of attacks and simple measures such as drinking more fluid usually help. If this fails, sometimes bladder instillation treatments can help with Ialuril or Cystistat.
18 July 2014
We are often asked to see men with an abnormal PSA blood test. This can be a sign of prostate cancer but it is also frequently raised by conditions such as infection or non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. We will conduct a careful clinical assessment and decide with you whether or not further investigation is required with an MRI scan of the prostate or a prostate biopsy using either the trans-rectal or transperineal technique.
08 July 2014
A common early sign of testicular cancer is a pain-free lump that develops in a testicle. Though men may be sure that their lump is a cancer it is often the case that other swellings are present which are not serious, however it often takes an appointment with a Urologist and on some occasions an ultrasound scan and blood tests to sort out the correct diagnosis.