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A 19-year-old male asked:

have a small hydrocele. little pain and discomfort. dr said no surgery needed. cold hip bath and icing helps discomfort. why does applying cold help?

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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
See surgeon: hydroceles can grow and are v often associated with hernias--get an opinion from a urologist or a surgeon
Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Cold: will constrict blood vessels if there is any inflammation.

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