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pathophysiology of hydrocele

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 52-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
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A 47-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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on what y: The causes of any tumor regardless of its location are difficult to pin point. The retroperitoneal tumors are frequently sarcomas which require a spe ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Ascending infection: Of the urinary tract that rises from the bladder, up through the ureters and into the pelvis (pyelus) of the kidney and into the kidney proper.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not: That common, but certainly needs to be discussed with your urologist for a more specific answer related to you not the population in general.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Inflammation: Acute cholecystitis would suggest blockage of the opening of the gallbladder due to gallstones. Acute indicates sudden onset, may need urgent medical ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Pathogenesis is the : Process of a disease. Lymphoma is a cancer of a WBC called a lymphocyte.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
This manifestation : Of liver disease occurs when the detoxifying function of the liver is compromised usually by chronic liver disease of one sort or another. We measure ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Jaramillo
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Tonsillitis refers to inflamation of the tonsils caused by a virus or bacteria. Serious infections are often caused by bacteria such as streptococcus ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Tetralogy of fallot: Is a congenital malformation. Uneven septation of the embryological troncus: small PA, larger Aorta with overriding the VSD , RV hypertrophy, presence ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
CAP: You may be confusing "pathophysiology" with the defining features of cap. This is pneumonia in a person who has not been in contact with medical faci ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Saleh
26 years experience Urology
Not usually: A hydrocele (abnormal fluid collection in the scrotum) is usually not painful but, if large enough, can cause aching, pressure, and discomfort, especi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Inflammatory process: The exact mechanism for AAA formation is not known. There are several etiologies/theories. The most widely accepted is that aaas form due to an inflam ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Calcified remnant: With a history of unexplained pain at the capture of your epididymis, it is possible that you had torsion of an appendage (appendix epididymis vs appe ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Decr brain bloodflow: Syncope (loss of consciousness) is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. Most cases are cardiogenic in nature (for example, arrhythmias), but oth ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
No pain: Torsion is treated by untwisting the twisted cord & fixing the testis so twisting cannot recur. The opposite side(that is not torsed)is also fixed ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Communication: Between perineum and tunica vaginalis surrounding testis. Testes develop at back of abdominal cavity, just below kidneys. They migrate downwards and a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Scrotal enlargement: Scrotum bulges on side of hydrocele due the collection of fluid. Small hydroceles tend to be symptom free. Large hydroceles feel like a weight within ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Intertrochanteric?: Usually an elderly patient falls with direct or slight torque to the thin, susceptible bone just below the femoral neck & above the femoral shaft. Som ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Testicular Torsion: Pain, swelling and fever.... Testicular torsion is thought to cause severe pain. The scrotum may very well swell and the pain may be intolerable. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Complex: Asperger syndrome, is thought to represent alterations in brain development resulting from interactions between multiple genes and the environment. Pr ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever is caused by a streptococcal infection triggering a specific immune response. Acutely various joint aches and pains occur accounting f ... Read More
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