Scrotal abscess, as the term implies, is a medical condition in which abscess forms in the scrotum. It can be either superficial (caused by infected hair follicles or minor scrotal surgeries) or intrascrotal (commonly caused by bacterial epididymitis). Scrotal abscesses can also be due to the use of external collection devices in patients with neurogenic bladder or urethral stricture. Regardless of the cause of the condition, a scrotal abscess is best managed with surgical drainage followed by an aggressive antibiotic therapy to avoid infection.
Although the procedure to drain the abscess is relatively simple, it is crucial that it is performed by a qualified surgeon to minimise the patient’s risk of complications, particularly Fournier gangrene, an acute necrotic infection characterised by pain in the scrotum.
Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most qualified and dedicated surgeons who have years of experience handling scrotum abscesses. International patients can easily find them at various Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited medical facilities in Singapore, Thailand, or Malaysia. Due to the huge number of surgeons and globally recognised hospitals in the region, patients seeking any type of medical treatment are not subjected to prolonged waiting time and are typically attended to at their earliest convenience. Many of these hospitals also offer value-added services designed to make medical travel convenient for international patients. These include airport and hotel pick-up and drop-off, assistance in booking hotel accommodation, and getting translation services, among others.
Patients who travel to Southeast Asia for treatment can expect Western standards of medical care at a fraction of the cost they would otherwise pay if they travel to the United States or Europe. They can also expect to be treated like a royalty while enjoying Signature Asian hospitality. These and more make Southeast Asia the best travel destination for patients with both common and complex medical conditions.