sometimes they can have a twisted testicle bec they dont drop right after birth depending on how high it is, and come down crooked but if hes not fussing when you touch hen prob not that, they can also have a hernia(sp) it would be a little bump on one, you should call ped tmr to make sure.
my son had the same thing... i would have him checked for an incarcerated hernia.... sometimes lil boys have the intestine slip into the scrotum sac.. its easily fixed. so please dont worry!! I am sure that whatever is going on that everything will be just fine..
What side is it swollen on? my son had this and it ended up being a hernia. He was 12 months when he had it. It wasn't swollen all the time, just when he cried or was tence. It's not serious, but needs to be taken care of. Most likely if it is a hernia, he will have to have surgery. It's a very simple easy surgery. Type hernia into the search engine and see if he has some of the symptoms. But yes, he should be seen by a Dr. good luck.
Also could be a hydrocele--have you noticed one side swollen more than the other sicne birth--sometimes this is a fairly common birth defect in boys--both of mine had it--no soreness or complications to the boys just would let fluid flow back and forth--usually heals by the time they are 12-18 months--a urologist or ped should be able to check this out for you--if it doesn't heal surgery would be required-to fix.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.