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Can hydroceles lead to cancer?

Can hydroceles lead to cancer?

No: A hydrocele is a collection of benign lymphatic fluid in the scrotum. Hydroceles do not cause cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can a hydrocele lead to cancer?

Can a hydrocele lead to cancer?

No: Hydrocele is a sac of fluid around the testicle, but you can sometimes have a hydrocele as a result of testicular cancer. Hence advice to have it checked out with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and hydrocele?

How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and hydrocele?

Scrotal ultrasound: Will provide the answer. Unless hydrocele is soft enough for you to palpate an otherwise normal testicle. Your primary care Dr. Can order it for you, or visit a urologist who performs office ultrasound examinations ...Read more

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How do I know that it is a hydrocele and not testicular cancer?

How do I know that it is a hydrocele and not testicular cancer?

Get ultrasound: No reason there can't be both. Hydrocele can make diagnosis by exam difficult. Ultrasound has minimal risk. ...Read more

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Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?

Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?

Different entities: I'm glad the original testicular cancer is history. If you've had a good imaging study and there's no testicular cancer on the right, I would not worry about the hydrocele -- these are extremely common. You're correct to believe that a second primary in the opposite testis is somewhat more common than random chance. Ask your physician about banking sperms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ultrasound diagnosed with hydrocele 8 months ago nowhas become testicular cancer. What can I expect?

Your doctor can guid: Testicular cancer is initially treated with surgery. Chemotherapy may be added if there is any indication of spread into the abdomen which is where these tumors can initially go. Chemotherapy is highly effective and curative in over 90% of the cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had left testicular removal in 2007 due to testicular cancer and now diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. What is the safe effective treatment?

See below: A scrotal ultrasound will confirm a diagnosis of hydrocele. While this can be corrected with a relatively simple outpatient operation, if it is not really hurting or bothering you in any way, I would advise against it. All surgery, no matter how "minor", can have complications, and in your case, this is the only testicle you have left, and is the only thing making testosterone and sperm! ...Read more

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Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?

Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?

Here are some...: Assuming a new positioning of a testicle after an uneventful hydrocelectomy should not pose an increased rick for testicular cancer. In fact, a degree of changing testicular position even in horizontal one is commonly expected; so, do not worry about it. More? Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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In a 39 year old, How will a doctor know whether or not bilateral hydrocele and bilateral cystic structures in the testis is a result of cancer?

Exam and ultrasound: It is important to have an examination by an urologist and possibly a scrotal ultrasound to sort out the possibilities. Most hydroceles are however, unrelated to testicular cancer ...Read more

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I have tubular ectasia, tiny calcification, mild hydrocele on rt testis and bilateral epididymal cysts as us report. Had penile cancer 4 yr ago. Help?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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I have tubular ectasia, tiny calcification, mild hydrocele on rt testis and bilateral epididymal cysts as us report. Had penile cancer 4 yr ago. Help?

Best thing is. ..: ... leave then alone and do nothing with these findings as long as being mentally and physically acceptable and bearable since the reported findings are common with little clinical significance. So, just watch and see. More? Ask your urologist, or contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best... ...Read more

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Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Lets treat Hypochond: You have to trust your test results and your treating doctor. If you do not, then we need to treat your hypochondriasis. Testicular cancer is not a subtle condition. It will produce a growth in the testicle which you can feel with your hands (bigger than the other testicle) and ultrasound will show it up easily. So just relax, think of better things to do than worry (you should wait to worry!). ...Read more

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Hi sir, I am sri, an IT Team lead working for Infosys, India. Recently I had a hydrocele surgery 4 days back and today I am back from the hospital. But from the day the surgery happened I have had this fever which keeps rolling between 100 and 101. And al

Hi sir, I am sri, an IT Team lead working for Infosys, India. Recently I had a hydrocele surgery 4 days back and today I am back from the hospital. But from the day the surgery happened I have had this fever which keeps rolling between 100 and 101. And al

Post-op fever: This should be evaluated properly by the surgeons who performed your surgery. You hate to think of localized problems related to the surgery (i.e. infection) or something more systemic such as a blood clot sitting somewhere caused by being immobile for the procedure. Your body is weaker because of what it's been through-please call that surgeon NOW and get in to be seen. 4 days is too long to wait ...Read more

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I m 28, can single testes with hydrocele lead to fertility? My urologist said possibilities are less to be fertile, my wife pregnant now how it cud be?

I m 28, can single testes with hydrocele lead to fertility? My urologist said possibilities are less to be fertile, my wife pregnant now how it cud be?

Fertility: You only need one viable testis to produce sperm. Unless the hydrocele is very tense and placing a great amount of pressure on your remaining testis, which is rarely the case, it should play no role in fertility. ...Read more

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What is a hydrocele?

What is a hydrocele?

Fluid in the scrotum: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid that accumulates between two layers of tissue called peritneum that surrounds the testis and spermatic cord. It results in swelling of the involved side of the scrotum and is sometimes painful. Causes vary from completely benign to more serious. It is thus very important that any new scrotal swelling be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hydrocele?

What are the tests for hydrocele?

Scrotal ultrasound: Is essentially the only reliable test for hydrocele. Transillumination can be used, but is not 100% reliable because subject with a hydrocele may also have a testicular tumor which is not necessarily seen on transillumination. ...Read more

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How possible is it that I have a hydrocele?

It's possible: Smooth fluid filled swelling o scrotum is usually a hydrocele. Worth seeing a urologist for an e4xamination &? scrotal ultrasound. They are usually benign but sometimes can result from &/or mask a testicular tumor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die because of a hydrocele?

No: A hydroceled does not harm the patient or the testis. It is just accumulation of body fluids around the testicular sac. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from a hydrocele?

No: Hydroceles are not dangerous. A large scrotal hernia, which might be confused with a hydrocele, by someone who doesn't know what they are looking at or palpating, if blocked by bowel ; untreated, could lead to death from intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have hydroceles surgically corrected?

Is it painful to have hydroceles surgically corrected?

Yes: Any surgery is going ot have some degree of pain no matter what. The level of discomfort depends on several factors including the size of the hydroceles (big ones tend to hurt more), the technique used by the surgeon and the pain tolerance of the individual.
Patricio gargollo, md
pediatric urology, dallas texas. ...Read more

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What are the main hydrocele operations?

What are the main hydrocele operations?

Bottle or Lord ops.: For adult hydroceles. Both operations are performed through the scrotum. Excess hydrocele sac is excised with bottle procedure and remaining sac is everted and sutured together behind the testis. Hydrocele is incised and rolled up & sutured on either side of testis with lord procedure. Infant & child hydroceles are corrected through the groin & patent communication, . If present, is divided. ...Read more

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What causes fetal hydrocele?

Communication: Between perineum and tunica vaginalis surrounding testis. Testes develop at back of abdominal cavity, just below kidneys. They migrate downwards and and out of abdomen through the inguinal canals attached to a slip of peritoneum, the tunica vaginalis at 27 wks. This normally closes after attached testis reaches base of scrotum. Fluid causing collection in scrotum via communication causes hydrocele. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

Sort of: These two entities are related, especially in pediatric cases. Incomplete closure of the tunica vaginalis as the testis descends down to the scrotum can be the cause for both hydrocele and hernia. One does not cause the other. That said, hydroceles have been known to occur after hernia repair. This is felt to be related to restriction of the cord lymphatics after herniorrhaphy. ...Read more

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Is hydrocele leads to infertility?

Here are some. ..: Hydrocele alone (idiopathic) should not cause or be related with infertility for most men. But its related events such as rare occasions with infection, inflammation, tumors, injury/ surgery, etc. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling for individual situations before jumping into the trap of unnecessary worry. Best wish. .. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

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