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what is the difference between hydrocele and spermatocele

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 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 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 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it isn't: Hydrocele will cause a swelling in the scrotum. Might feel heavy. Could feel unpleasant with walking or running as inner thigh can strike enlarged scr ... Read More
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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.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends on ?keloid: Scrotal hydrocele wound should soften in 4 -0 6 weeks, however may take "forever" a keloid former.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Only if large: Most men do not suffer from hydroceles. Small hydroceles do not need to be treated unless they are symptomatic or embarrassing due to size. Large hydr ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
22 years experience Urology
Puncture: Medication will not work. Puncture drainage is rarely permanent. Surgery often needed to correct.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Brancato
14 years experience Urology
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
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