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What is the difference between hydrocele and spermatocele

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 21 years experience
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
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
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
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Pain from a hydrocele will be confined to the scrotum. At worst radiate up into the groin. Not the whole body.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
There are none: Some small hydroceles in all age groups can resolve spontaneously as do almost all hydroceles in babies under 6 - 9 months of age.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Brancato
Urology 15 years experience
Depends: We typically recommend not treating small bilateral hydroceles, unless they are bothersome to you. There are no medical treatments that have been show... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
Urology 19 years experience
No: I don't know of any medical therapy (chinese or western) that can treat a hydrocele successfully.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Possibly: Hydroceles can grow over time if left untreated. They may grow very slowly or more rapidly depending on the activity level of the patient.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Surgery: Unfortunately no medication, exercise, yoga or other maneuver will affect hydrocele. The only effective treatment is surgical operation.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
No, but ...: There has been no known foods to help control hydrocele. Besides, almost all hydroceles are slow, chronic process posing no medical emergency. However... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 10 years experience
hydrocele: No, only used to relieve pain if a reason for the hydrocele is an inflammation of the testicle or epididymis.