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Whats the cause or hydrocele recurrence?

Whats the cause or hydrocele recurrence?

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

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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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What causes fetal hydrocele?

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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Does anyone know if taking Paxil (paroxetine) during pregnancy might cause a hydrocele?

Does anyone know if taking Paxil (paroxetine) during pregnancy might cause a hydrocele?

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 more

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Hello sir i want to know if filariasis can also cause hydrocele?

Hello sir i want to know if filariasis can also cause hydrocele?

YES: Although testicular hydrocele is the most common clinical manifestation of bancroftian filariasis, its pathogenesis is poorly understood This web address will further illuminate: Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003 Sep-Oct;97(5):561-6. ...Read more

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Could my intermittent, excruciating testicular pain be caused by a hydrocele?

Not usually: What can , however cause that pain ( depending on you age) is intermittent testicular torsion. This is where the testicle spins and cuts off it's own blood supply. That is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can minimal hydrocele cause infertility?

No: Overwhelming evidence that hydroceles do not cause infertility. Occasional unscientific, non-prospective ; otherwise unreliable papers have made unsubstantiated claims that hydroceles might be responsible for infertility. They are wrong. ...Read more