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are the symptoms of hydrocele bad?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: The hydrocoels i see on a regular basis are in infants that seem unbothered by the process. Occasionaly parents bring in a baby boy whose been fussy & realize the scrotum seems enlarged. They assume the enlargement caused the fussiness, it is the opposite. A fussy baby can drive a little fluid into a communicating hydrocoel but on exam the structure is not tender. Most resolve without rx.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Excellent answer as regards infants. Very large tense hydroceles in infants can cause cause significant discomfort in both infants and adults. The rare infant hydrocele which is obviously tender or painful to the touch needs to treted.
Mar 11, 2013
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not at all: Feelings of discomfort and "heaviness" and depends upon size of the hydrocele. Should be painless.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it true that chinese herbs can treat hydroceles?

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Dr. Chris Kyle
Urology 18 years experience
No: I don't know of any medical therapy (chinese or western) that can treat a hydrocele successfully.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Do hydroceles grow if they aren't treated right away?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Also grow if lining secretes more fluid than it absorbs. Also with some testis tumors
Feb 3, 2012
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long can I reasonably wait before having my hydrocele surgically corrected?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
As long as you want: Hydrocele surgery is by no means an emergency surgery. It can wait for as long as you want to wait. Patricio gargollo, md pediatric urology, dallas texas.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
George Bernard Shaw never had his hydrocele repaired. He died with a hydrocele down to his knees and hence always wore baggy "plus fours" pants!
Feb 3, 2012
CA
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there a good homeopathic cure for hydroceles?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Hydrocele, if need treatment, is a surgical condition. Some guys can live with the symptoms of hydrocele and therefore may not need intervention.
A 25-year-old member asked:

What is the normal treatment for a hydrocele?

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Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
Urology 24 years experience
Hydrocele management: Hydrocele; is a fluid collection around the testicle either from the abdomen or as reaction to injury/trauma to the testicle. The management is variable but depends on size and symptoms. Variable management can range from watchful waiting to inguinal surgical repair (scrotal surgery and aspirations may or may not have similar efficacy).

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