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A 19-year-old male asked:

urologist said my hydrocele can go away by itself. how is that possible? also, sometimes it is bigger at times. dsnt hurt. dr didn't recmd surgery

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Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 40 years experience
Hydroceles: A Hydroceles is a collection of fluid surrounding the testicle and is the most common cause of scrotal enlargement. Caused by trauma or infection/inflammation, as the primary process resolves the swelling may go down. Hydroceles can vary in size over time. Surgery is indicated only when they are painful or bothersome.

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