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Does A Fetus With Hydrocele Need Special Tests Or Treatment
No: Most fetal and infant hydroceles resolve spontaneously. Occasional very large, tense and tender hydroceles need early intervention by a pediatric urologist or surgeon. ...Read more
Observation v repair: Many hydroceles are small and asymptomatic and do not merit any treatment. If the hydrocele comes and goes, it is a "communicating hydrocele" which merits repair. If not, but if it is very large, or symptomatic, then surgical repair is usually performed, although needle drainage with or without sclerosis are used occasionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery or nothing: Hydroceles in babies usually resolve spontaneously by age-1-year unless large & tense. Can be corrected by simple surgery, if fluctuate in size in boys, like pediatric hernia surgery. Adults should should have scrotal sonogram if testicle is larger than on other side, or can not be palpated. Surgical hydrocelectomy is treatment of choice if hydrocele is large or symptomatic, or observed if small. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 50, virgin, desiring marriage, i want to have hydrocele treatment to help relieve discomfort. What are my best options?
Consult urologist: Most reliable and effective treatment for hydrocele is a hydrocelectomy. This is a relatively minor syrfical procedure, preferably under general anesthesia, with a smallish incision in the scrotum. Most frequenntly so called "bottle procedure". Need to waer compression underwear, like lycra, to reduce postoperative scrotal swelling + reduce slight risk of hydrocele recurrence. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sorry there isn't: No herbal or medication treatment. Hyrdocele fluid can be aspirated with a needle ; sclerosant such as tetracycline injected into hydrocele space, but results are unreliable, hydrocele more often than not recurs ; there is risk of infection. Surgery is the bay to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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