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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. 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


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Can you tell me about suffering from hydrocele ?

Here...: Most of hydrocele is idiopathic and painless so no physical suffering is worthwhile to mention, but its potential inherent mental impact with embarrassment and physical inconvenience may anguish such man. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of food do you have to eat for a hydrocele?

Can you tell me what kind of food do you have to eat for a hydrocele?

No difference: What food you eat. However it is always best to have a healthy diet with lots of fruit, vegetables, protein ; fiber. Also minimize salt intake. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some things to do to treat a hydrocele other than surgery?

Please tell me what are some things to do to treat a hydrocele other than surgery?

See a urologist: If this is symptomatic do not put up with it. Get to the urologist. You can support your scrotum, have it aspirated, sclerosis of the scrotum lining or open surgery. Do not expect this to get better on its own. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I expect in a hydrocele operation?

Please tell me what can I expect in a hydrocele operation?

Scrotal incision: Surgery best performed under general anesthesia ; as same day surgery procedure so ur discharged home from recovery room (pacu) after operation. Will have scrotal scar which becomes almost invisible with time. Some pain, tenderness ; swelling for couple of weeks post-op. Best to have compression dressing ; underwear to minimise swelling, discomfort ; pain medication after surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I expect in having a hydrocele operation?

Please tell me what can I expect in having a hydrocele operation?

Rest: Hydrocelectomy is usually an outpatient procedure. In general patients should take it easy one week postoperatively. Most do not require pain medications past a day or two. Resting a few days after surgery is wise so that you can get back to your full activities as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time until a hydrocele goes away after left inguinal hernia repair?

Can you tell me how much time  until a hydrocele goes away after left inguinal hernia repair?

Hope it will: Should have involuted within six weeks, otherwise hydrocelectomy may be required. Thus consult an experienced urologist if still there after 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Can you tell me how much time  do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Varies. : Could last a few days to a few weeks. Supportive underwear and applying heat will sometimes speed the process up. ...Read more

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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

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How possible is it that I have a hydrocele?

It's possible: Smooth fluid filled swelling o scrotum is usually a hydrocele. Worth seeing a urologist for an e4xamination & ? scrotal ultrasound. They are usually benign but sometimes can result from &/or mask a testicular tumor. ...Read more

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