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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Different structures: A hydrocele is a fluid collection around the testicle. A spermatocele is a fluid collection or cyst arising from the epididymis. Both condition are ge ... Read More
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
43 years experience Pediatric Urology
Big difference: A hydrocele is fluid around the testicle. Normally, there is some fluid around the testicle to protect it. Excessive fluid is referred to as a hydroce ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Anatomic: Spermatoceles are sacs often filled with sperm that herniate out from the spermatic cord or epididymis. Hydroceles are fluid sacs in the tissue that ... Read More
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Embryonic origins: A hydrocele develops from an out pouching of the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) as it follows the testis into the scrotum during fetal de ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See below: Epididymitis: is inflammation of the epididymis, a coiled tube behind the testicle, functions as a storage for sperm produced by the testicle. Varicoc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: But won't achieve anything other than cooling it. Can be used post-operatively, after surgical removal, to minimize postoperative swelling and discomf ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Not suppose to!: See you doc for a second look and exam. I want this done asap! if lots of pain go to the er!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it can: Simply as time goes by. Also in rare ; unlikely case of there being an underlying testicular tumor. This can be confirmed or excluded by scrotal ultra ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The hydrocoels i see on a regular basis are in infants that seem unbothered by the process. Occasionaly parents bring in a baby boy whose been fussy & ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
33 years experience Family Medicine
Ultrasound: You will need to see your doctor to be examined, and then have an ultrasound to verify it. If you have a change in your testicle, a lump or pain, swel ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
43 years experience Pediatric Urology
Ibuprofen but: It depends on the cause of the hydrocele. If it is acute, then surgery may be indicated. Chronic hydroceles in adults form because of inflammation of ... Read More
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