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Can my doctor tell if I have a hydrocele by doing an ultrasound?

Can my doctor tell if I have a hydrocele by doing an ultrasound?

Or a flashlight: A handy way to tell a hydrocele from a tumor is to shine a flashlight behind it. If it's a hydrocele, the light will shine through the mass whereas it will not shine through a tumor. A handy, quick-and-dirty way to tell if a scrotal mass is a hydrocele. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Right testicle little bigger , ultrasound small right sided hydrocele, doc says don't worry, no surgury, do you agree? Can it heal by itself eventually

Right testicle little bigger , ultrasound small right sided hydrocele, doc says don't worry, no surgury, do you agree? Can it heal by itself eventually

Hydrocele : Surgery is not required for a hydrocele. It can be indicated if the hydrocele is large and symptomatic or of significant cosmetic concern. It is not likely to go away on its own and may get bigger. ...Read more

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Have hydrocele. Urologist said to leave alone bc not painful. Gets bigger and smaller. Had ultrasound. Its fine. What can I do besides surgery?

Hydrocele: may expand and contract on its own. Wearing supportive underwear may help. You can have the hydrocele drained but this is usually only a temporary solution. Surgery is the only permanent solution but it doesn't sound like you need that at this point. ...Read more

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I did ultrasound and it appers minimal hydrocele ; what is the med, i attached the report with lab test.Thanks?

?see uologist: I don't have your reports unfortunately. If you are asymptomatic and the tests confirm a minimal hydrocele, there is no need for any treatment. If there are symptoms, a hydrocele can be aspirated(fluid drawn off with a needle) but the fluid often returns. If you physician has any concern, you should be referred to a urologist. ...Read more

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

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 hydrocele, and an operation three years ago on my right testis, but still the testis stays horizontal. Recently did ultrasound and it is ok. Help?

Had hydrocele, and an operation three years ago on my right testis, but still the testis stays horizontal. Recently did ultrasound and it is ok. Help?

The positions: of the testes are often somewhat variable within the scrotum, and they may lie along different axes. If you are not experiencing any other symptoms, the position of your testes may be normal for you. Talk to your doc if you have concerns. ...Read more

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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