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A 36-year-old male asked:

What is this ... read this in a medical journal . scrotal sonogram ..small bilateral hydroceles , 9mm right scrotal calcification.?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 18 years experience
Ultrasound findings.: A scrotal sonogram or ultrasound is an imaging technology that uses sound waves to visualize the anatomy of scrotum and testis. A hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle. "small bilateral" means that the hydroceles are small and on both sides, a potentially benign finding. A scrotal calcification is a small deposit of calcium, also common and likely benign.
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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 33 years experience
See below: "small bilateral hydroceles" is a common nearly ubiquitous finding on scrotal ultrasounds. It means nothing in particular. A scrotal calcification may be completely innocuous if free floating but needs a medical evaluation if a part of the structure of the testis or surrounding structures.
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Left testicular removed due to testicular tumor in 2007 & now diagnsed hydrocele in right testicular by scrotm ultrasound .Will it develop into tumor?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How soon after hydrocele surgery will my scrotum be back to its normal size?
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Stephen Chinn
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Patience; the swelling will always resolve.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Can a hydrocele be felt at the bottom of the scrotum, like underneath the testes? It doesnt feel like its wrapped around the teste, but rather just sitting underneath the balls?
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
It shouldn't be at that location.
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