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What is the difference between hydrocele and spermatocele

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 22 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
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 44 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
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 29 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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
No, do not worry about it. Take care.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
A spermatocele is a dilatation of one of the ducts i the upper part of the testicle. A hydrocele is a collection of fluid in the sac surrounding the t... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 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
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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.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Hydrocele does not cause ED. Take care.
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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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Brancato
Urology 16 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
Urology 20 years experience
No: I don't know of any medical therapy (chinese or western) that can treat a hydrocele successfully.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 29 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.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Surgery: Unfortunately no medication, exercise, yoga or other maneuver will affect hydrocele. The only effective treatment is surgical operation.
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