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Hydrocele - Know your treatment options

A hydrocele (HI-droe-seel) is a type of swelling in the scrotum that occurs when fluid collects in the thin sheath surrounding a testicle. Hydrocele is common in newborns and usually disappears without treatment by age 1. Older boys and adult men can develop a hydrocele due to inflammation or injury within the scrotum.

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Hydrocele - Know your treatment options

A hydrocele (HI-droe-seel) is a type of swelling in the scrotum that occurs when fluid collects in the thin sheath surrounding a testicle. Hydrocele is common in newborns and usually disappears without treatment by age 1. Older boys and adult men can develop a hydrocele due to inflammation or injury within the scrotum.

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Condition

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What is Hydrocele

A hydrocele is when fluid fills a male scrotum, causing it to swell. It is not a major health issue but it can be uncomfortable.view more

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

The Doctor will start with a physical exam. It is likely to include: Checking for tenderness in an enlarged scrotum. Applying pressure to the abdomen and scrotum to check for inguinal hernia. Shining a light through the scrotum (transillumination). If you or your child has a hydrocele, transillumination will show clear fluid surrounding the testicle.

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Condition

Condition one

What is Hydrocele

A hydrocele is when fluid fills a male scrotum, causing it to swell. It is not a major health issue but it can be uncomfortable.

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Condition two

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

The Doctor will start with a physical exam. It is likely to include: Checking for tenderness in an enlarged scrotum. Applying pressure to the abdomen and scrotum to check for inguinal hernia. Shining a light through the scrotum (transillumination). If you or your child has a hydrocele, transillumination will show clear fluid surrounding the testicle.

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Causes

  • The most common cause is fluid traveling from the abdomen and collecting in the tissue surrounding one or both testicles
  • In adult males, swelling in the scrotum has many possible causes, including inflammation from infection or injury.

Symptoms

  • Hydroceles usually don’t cause any pain. Usually, the most common symptom is a swollen scrotum. However, depending on the severity of the swelling, pain or discomfort may also occur.
  • In adults, there may be a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum. In some cases, the swelling might be worse in the morning than in the evening. It is not usually very painful.

Causes

  • The most common cause is fluid traveling from the abdomen and collecting in the tissue surrounding one or both testicles
  • In adult males, swelling in the scrotum has many possible causes, including inflammation from infection or injury.

Symptoms

  • Hydroceles usually don’t cause any pain. Usually, the most common symptom is a swollen scrotum. However, depending on the severity of the swelling, pain or discomfort may also occur.
  • In adults, there may be a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum. In some cases, the swelling might be worse in the morning than in the evening. It is not usually very painful.

When to undergo for surgery

The hydroceles often go away on their own. If a hydrocele appears after 12 months of age, a hydrocelectomy is usually necessary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A hydrocele typically is not dangerous and usually does not affect fertility. But a hydrocele might be associated with an underlying testicular condition that can cause serious complications, including: Infection or tumor.

Surgery (operation) to treat hydrocele is usually done by making an incision in the scrotum or in the groin area near the scrotum to drain out the fluids. Local anesthesia or light general anesthesia may be administered before the surgery.

No. Hydrocele does not go away on its own in adults. A surgery is most often needed to get the fluids out and to close any opening in the inguinal canal.

Usually hydrocele is not painful. If you are feeling the pain, it is always recommended that you see a Doctor near you as there might be a different underlying condition such as an infection or formation of pus.

No. Hydrocele is not cancerous. It does not even indicate any possibility of cancer in the future.