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Cause Of Hydrocele
Residual hydrocele: A residual hydrocele sac is the most likely cause. Your procedure was likely performed through a scrotal incision. In adults a hydrocele is a fluid collection around the testes confined to a potential space called the tunica vaginalis which when fills with fluid is call a hydrocele sac. The fluid and most of the sac are removed during the repair but if some sac remains recurrence may occur. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not likely: Most studies have not found paroxetine to be associated with birth defects other than heart defects, and any association with cardiac defects is controversial. Hydroceles are more common with prematurity, but there is no reported association between Paxil and premature birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inguinal Hernia surgery a week ago, today I noticed my scrotum is enlarged with looks like fluid. Is this common or did my surgery cause hydrocele?
It can happen: It is possible that the inguinal ring may have been made too tight. Another possibility would be bleeding. It should resolve. If it does not,call your surgeon. ...Read more
Can an inguinal hernia cause hydrocele to form, my scrotum looks very full and testicles feel like water balloons. I have a left hernia btw?
Maybe not: I've not heard of hydrocele causing infertility. I would confirm it is nothing other than hydrocele if not done so yet. Varicoceles have been know to cause abnormal semen without a known cause but postulated that temperature changes caused by varicocele may be a risk factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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