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A 54-year-old male asked:

Dear sirs i had epidymo orchitis with epididymitis and hydrocele in right testicle cause by bacterial infection escherihia colli. after full antibiotic treatment only hydrocele left. will hydrocelle disapear without surgery?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Post inflammatory hydroceles can resolve with time. But cant be predicted which will Only time will tell. Wear a scrortal supprt underwear. Wish you luck
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