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Pathophysiology of hydrocele

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Sac of water: A hydocele means a little sac or pocket of water. It usually occurs as a result of inflammation from any number of things including infection, injury,... Read More
Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Fluid in the scrotum: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid that accumulates between two layers of tissue called peritneum that surrounds the testis and spermatic cord.It re... Read More
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Collection of fluid: Around the testicle contained within a membrane called the tunica vaginalis. By itself is benign. Sometimes associated with a testis tumor so that a s... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Scrotal ultrasound: Is essentially the only reliable test for hydrocele. Transillumination can be used, but is not 100% reliable because subject with a hydrocele may also... Read More
Dr. James Lin
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Here...: Scrotal ultrasound as needed is the most common test for hydrocele after detailed hx and physicals including light transllumination as deemed necessar... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
It's possible: Smooth fluid filled swelling o scrotum is usually a hydrocele. Worth seeing a urologist for an e4xamination & ? scrotal ultrasound. They are usual... Read More
Dr. James Lin
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No, if ... : Clinically, a man would have NO hydrocele if the size of scrotum is not bothersome mentally and physically, and intrascrotal contents - testes / epidi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
No: A hydrocele is a benign condition and is not at all likely to cause death. Many men have hydroceles and do not necessarliy require treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Yes: Any surgery is going ot have some degree of pain no matter what. The level of discomfort depends on several factors including the size of the hydrocel... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
hydrocele: No, only used to relieve pain if a reason for the hydrocele is an inflammation of the testicle or epididymis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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No known ...: There has been no known way to prevent developing hydrocele since most of cases are idiopathic and primary. Occasionally, hydrocele may be secondary f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Hydrocele: Possible hernia, may resolve.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bottle or Lord ops.: For adult hydroceles. Both operations are performed through the scrotum. Excess hydrocele sac is excised with bottle procedure and remaining sac is ev... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: Hydroeceles are benign swelling of the testicles. Treatment includes drainage with a needle or making an incision in the scrotum to drain the fluid di... Read More

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