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What can help in the treatment of a hydrocele?

What can help in the treatment of a hydrocele?

Observation v repair: Many hydroceles are small and asymptomatic and do not merit any treatment. If the hydrocele comes and goes, it is a "communicating hydrocele" which merits repair. If not, but if it is very large, or symptomatic, then surgical repair is usually performed, although needle drainage with or without sclerosis are used occasionally. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

Hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicles, within the scrotum. These fluid collections are contained in a layer of tissue around the testicles, and it is usually ...Read more


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

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. ...Read more

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Does a fetus with hydrocele need special tests or treatment?

Does a fetus with hydrocele need special tests or treatment?

No: Most fetal and infant hydroceles resolve spontaneously. Occasional very large, tense and tender hydroceles need early intervention by a pediatric urologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for hydrocele if the patient had no insurance?

Symptoms?: A small hydrocele may be left alone even if you have insurance. How large is the swelling? Is it causing symptoms? If it is manageable, you may decide to wait till you have insurance. Avoid trauma to the part.The only know treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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Age 50, virgin, desiring marriage, i want to have hydrocele treatment to help relieve discomfort. What are my best options?

Age 50, virgin, desiring marriage, i want to have hydrocele treatment  to help relieve discomfort. What are my best options?

Consult urologist: Most reliable and effective treatment for hydrocele is a hydrocelectomy. This is a relatively minor syrfical procedure, preferably under general anesthesia, with a smallish incision in the scrotum. Most frequenntly so called "bottle procedure". Need to waer compression underwear, like lycra, to reduce postoperative scrotal swelling + reduce slight risk of hydrocele recurrence. ...Read more

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What are the non-surgical options for hydrocele treatment?

See below: If the hydrocele is not producing any symptoms and is not too large, surgery may not be required. The fluid does not cause harm to the testis or the individual. ...Read more

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What is the normal treatment for a hydrocele?

What is the normal treatment for a hydrocele?

Surgery or nothing: Hydroceles in babies usually resolve spontaneously by age-1-year unless large & tense. Can be corrected by simple surgery, if fluctuate in size in boys, like pediatric hernia surgery. Adults should should have scrotal sonogram if testicle is larger than on other side, or can not be palpated. Surgical hydrocelectomy is treatment of choice if hydrocele is large or symptomatic, or observed if small. ...Read more

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Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Not really: There are many treatments for hydroceles but unfortunately the one with the highest success rate is surgery. ...Read more

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Does an encysted hydrocele of the cord in my 6 week old infant require any treatment or pose any risks?

Hydrocele: Generally speaking we observe those hydroceles for a few months to see if the fluid absorbs on its own. If there is no associated hernia, generally they will resolve. Don't worry. :) ...Read more