A member asked:

Will hydrocele kill me if i don't get treatment?

12 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Its full of fluid: A hydorcele is an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum around the testicle. It sometimes goes away by itself, and sometimes can be a sign of a hernia. See your doctor for specific treatment in your case.

Answered 5/29/2018


Dr. Andrew McCullough answered

Specializes in Urology

No: Make sure it's a hydrocele!if it's a testicular cancer causing the hydrocele , the cancer can do you in.An ultrasound will answer the question.

Answered 5/3/2018


Dr. George Klauber answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

No it won't: George bernard shaw lived to a ripe old age with a hydrocele down to his knee, and died of other causes. But who else on earth would want to live like that. Consult with a urologist if your hydrocele is very large and bothers you, otherwise you can live with it indefinitely. Good luck.

Answered 8/20/2017



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