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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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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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 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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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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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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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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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

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