Lumps and swellings in the testicles (balls) are not usually caused by anything serious, but you should always get them checked by a GP.

Make an appointment to see your GP if you have:

  • a lump in your testicles
  • swollen testicles
  • a change in the shape of your testicles
  • a change in the way your testicles feel
  • 1 testicle that has become bigger than the other
  • aching or discomfort in your testicles that does not go away

Lumps in the testicles can be a sign of testicular cancer. This is easier to treat if it's found early.

If you feel you are have a testicular lump or swelling make an appointment to see your GP. Appointments are available by phoning at 8:30am Monday-Friday

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What should my testicles look and feel like?

Testicular Self-Examination



Prostate problems are common, particularly in men aged over 50.

The prostate is a small gland found only in men and trans women. It surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra).

Postate problems may include:

Prostate Enlargement:

Symptoms include:

  • difficulty starting or stopping urinating
  • a weak flow of urine
  • straining when peeing
  • feeling like you're not able to fully empty your bladder
  • prolonged dribbling after you've finished peeing
  • needing to pee more frequently or more suddenly
  • waking up frequently during the night to pee

See your GP if you notice any problems with, or changes to, your usual pattern of urination.

Prostatitis (Inflammation of the prostate)

Symptoms include:

  • pain in the perineum (the area between the anus and scrotum), which is often made worse by prolonged sitting
  • pain in the pelvis, genitals, lower back and buttocks
  • pain when urinating
  • a frequent need to pee
  • difficulty urinating, such as problems starting to pee
  • pain when ejaculating

See your GP if you have these symptoms.

Prostate cancer

Symptoms include:

  • needing to pee more frequently, often during the night
  • needing to rush to the toilet
  • difficulty in starting to pee (hesitancy)
  • straining or taking a long time while peeing
  • weak flow
  • feeling that your bladder has not fully emptied
  • blood in urine or blood in semen

You should see your GP if you have these symptoms. It's much more likely to be prostate enlargement, but it's important to rule out cancer.

If you feel you are having prostate problems make an appointment to see your GP. Appointments are available by phoning at 8:30am Monday-Friday

Click the link for more symptoms and information: 

Prostate problems


Omagh Hospital and Primary Complex currently does not have a GUM clinic.

Sexual Health (GUM) Clinic services within the Western Trust are:

Sexual Health Clinic - Anderson House, Altnagelvin Hospital. Tel: 02871611269

This is a walk in & wait clinic - Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Registration at 8.30am

Online services

You can order a free home testing kit via the SH:24 service.


There is private Vasectomy Services provided in the west of NI by Snip Doctors

For more information on proceedures and pricing please click the link: Snip Doctors Northern Ireland