If you've searched Google for health insurance that covers testicular lumps and swellings then you are probably for looking for established UK based health insurance companies that will cover testicular lumps and swellings.
Our advice when shopping around for private medical cover that covers testicular lumps and swellings is to speak to a insurance broker. Health insurance is extremely complex and if you want complete certainty that testicular lumps and swellings is covered you should consult with a broker who can explain which policy providers will cover this medical condition and which will exclude it.
There are many advantages to using a broker but the largest by far is that you're using their expertise at no cost. They are paid by the insurer (Aviva or Bupa etc) rather than you so it costs you no extra to use their brokering services.
- Do you live in many different areas? Some will give you a lower policy premium than offers. A insurance broker will be able to advise whats best.
- Do you have a hobby that may invalidate your insurance policy? A broker will know this vital information.
- If you are a couple and one of you has claimed on your policy this year would it be cheaper to separate you both onto two different policies?
- You've developed a certain medical condition and want to know which insurer offers the biggest amount of cover for it. A broker will know this instantly saving you huge amounts of time and effort.
You can call around every medical insurance provider you can find and ask if they cover testicular lumps and swellings, however this will be a very time consuming process. Each insurer will ask for your medical history because its not normally a simple yes or not if a medical condition is covered or not.
Its much quicker to speak to one medical insurance broker which will know which providers on the market cover testicular lumps and swellings and under what terms they do or don't cover it.
Testicular Lumps And Swellings Information
Lumps and swellings in the testicles are a relatively common symptom in boys and men, and can have a number of different causes.
The vast majority of testicular lumps and swellings are caused by benign (non-cancerous) conditions that may not need treatment, but it's important to know what's normal for you and to see your GP if you notice any changes in your testicles so they can try to identify the cause.
There are many possible reasons why your testicles may become swollen or develop a lump. Some of the main causes are:
A sudden and severely painful swelling in one of your testicles can be a sign of a condition called testicular torsion, which is where the blood supply to a testicle is interrupted.
In rare cases, testicular lumps can be a sign of testicular cancer. Cancer Research UK estimates that fewer than four in every 100 testicular lumps are cancerous.
Read more about the causes of testicular lumps and swellings
You should see your GP if you notice any lumps, swellings or changes in your testicles.
Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and examine your testicles to try to identify the cause of the problem.
In some cases you may be referred for further tests, such as an ultrasound scan of your scrotum, to confirm a diagnosis.
If you experience sudden or severe pain in your testicles, it's important to contact your GP immediately or visit your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department as soon as possible because urgent treatment may be required.
Read more about diagnosing testicular lumps and swellings
Treatment for testicular lumps and swellings will depend on the underlying cause. Many conditions do not need to be treated if they are not causing any many problems and they are not cancer.
Some lumps and swellings will improve over time, and simple measures such as taking over-the-counter painkillers or wearing supportive underwear may be enough to relieve any pain or discomfort in the meantime.
Surgery may be recommended to drain away any fluid or remove any solid lumps, if the problem gets worse.
Testicular torsion will require urgent surgery to restore blood flow to the affected testicle because the testicle will start to die if not treated within a few hours of the problem developing.