Top
20
Doctor insights on: Difference Hydrocele Spermatocele

Share
1

1
What's the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

What's the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

Different structures: A hydrocele is a fluid collection around the testicle. A spermatocele is a fluid collection or cyst arising from the epididymis. Both condition are generally benign. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Richard Levin
231 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What is the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

Embryonic origins: A hydrocele develops from an out pouching of the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) as it follows the testis into the scrotum during fetal development. It is filled with clear fluid. A spermatocele develops off the tubules leading to the testis and is also filled with clear fluid and sperm. Clinically it can be hard to differentiate between them. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Can you use ice on hydroceles?

Can you use ice on hydroceles?

Here is. ..: Anyone can use and do whatever they want as long as they will take personal responsibility for the outcome they do and don't leave a social burden to others. Professionally, using ice on hydroceles does not make any sense except for "comforting" at special occasions such as after surgery. Be remember: Do something at reasonable time in reasonable way to a reasonable person and circumstance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Does a spermatocele cause pain?

Does a spermatocele cause pain?

Not suppose to!: See you doc for a second look and exam. I want this done asap! If lots of pain go to the er! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Could my hydrocele get bigger if?

Could my hydrocele get bigger if?

Yes, ...: Over time, it will grow in size but at a highly variable pace, although its pace of growth may fluctuate. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Are the symptoms of hydrocele bad?

Are the symptoms of hydrocele bad?

No: The hydrocoels I see on a regular basis are in infants that seem unbothered by the process. Occasionaly parents bring in a baby boy whose been fussy & realize the scrotum seems enlarged. They assume the enlargement caused the fussiness, it is the opposite. A fussy baby can drive a little fluid into a communicating hydrocoel but on exam the structure is not tender. Most resolve without rx. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How do I know if I have a hydrocele?

Ultrasound: You will need to see your doctor to be examined, and then have an ultrasound to verify it. If you have a change in your testicle, a lump or pain, swelling or redness, definitely you should see your doctor. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Which drug is useful in hydrocele pain.?

Ibuprofen but: It depends on the cause of the hydrocele. If it is acute, then surgery may be indicated. Chronic hydroceles in adults form because of inflammation of the lining of the hydrocele sac. Therefore anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen may be helpful. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What's 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

11

11
Hydrocele can it come from a slip and fall?

Yes: A hydrocele can be caused by trauma to the scrotum and testicle. It should be evaluated by your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
What is the composition in hydrocele fluid?

What is the composition in hydrocele fluid?

Serous fluid.: Hydrocele fluid is similar to other tissue fluids in the body, such as peritoneal fluid. It is a solution of mostly water, electrolytes, and protein. A 1994 study revealed that hydrocele fluid had higher levels of calcium, albumin, total protein and creatine-kinase, and lower levels of potassium, aspartate transaminase, and alkaline phosphatase than blood serum. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
What can I expect in having a hydrocele fixed?

What can I expect in having a hydrocele fixed?

Straightforward.: A hydrocele repair is a straightforward outpatient operation and recovery depends on the size. Anesthesia is general or spinal. The scrotum is opened, the fluid removed & a repair performed to prevent recurrence. Sutures are used to close the skin. Sometimes a drain is placed, which is removed after 1-2 days. Recovery is about a week, with swelling and discomfort during this period that improves. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Are there medications that can cure hydroceles?

No: No, there is no specific medication or medications that can treat hydroceles. This is generally a surgical problem which needs a needle drainage in the office or surgery to remove the bag of around surrounding the testicle. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
What is the definition or description of: Hydrocele?

What is the definition or description of: Hydrocele?

Hydrocele: Hydrocele = serous fluid which has collected in a body cavity. Hydrocele Testis - fluid around testicle. ...Read more

16

16
What is the definition or description of: spermatocele?

What is the definition or description of: spermatocele?

Spermatocele: Collection of sperm which has walled off and is sitting on testicle or epididymis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What are some natural causes of permanant "spermatocele"?

What are some natural causes of permanant "spermatocele"?

Blockage of duct: One of the spermatic dict gets blocked and cyst develops from degenarative changes resulting in the fluid accumulation. Spermatocele is a benign condtion, if symptmatic (like you) should be removed. If aymptomatic could be left alone. It is low rist out patient surgery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Are there any sides effect of not doing the communicating hydrocele repaire?

Communicating hydroc: There are 2 types of hydrocele communicating and non-communicating, a communicating hydrocele means that there is a communication between the sac around the testis (tunica vaginalis) and the peritoneal abdominal cavity, so this is a potenhernia, if there is an increase in the size of the communication it may result in trappment of the abdominal contents i.e. The bowel and fat in the scrotal sa. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Spermatocele (Definition)

Collection of sperm which has walled off and is sitting ...Read more


Find us on Facebook