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Do hydroceles grow if they aren't treated right away?

Do hydroceles grow if they aren't treated right away?

Possibly: Hydroceles can grow over time if left untreated. They may grow very slowly or more rapidly depending on the activity level of the patient. ...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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At age 20, Scan revealed left epidymal cyst, left varicocele, small right hydrocele. Will this greatly affect fertility now in my 30's? Never treated.

At age 20, Scan revealed left epidymal cyst, left varicocele, small right hydrocele. Will this greatly affect fertility now in my 30's? Never treated.

Here are some ...: Why did you have scrotal scan? For pain or something else? All the findings as described couldn't be clinically significant at all & require no intervention, at least for the time being, for the sake of your best interest and fertility if you can reasonably cope with potential mental & physical uneasiness. Why? Before acting, one has to consider the balance between medical necessity & possibility. ...Read more

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What is a hydrocele?

What is a hydrocele?

Fluid in the scrotum: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid that accumulates between two layers of tissue called peritneum that surrounds the testis and spermatic cord.It results in swelling of the involved side of the scrotum and is sometimes painful. Causes vary from completely benign to more serious.It is thus very important that any new scrotal swelling be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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How do you cure small hydrocele?

Here are some ...: Normally, various small amount of fluid inside the space between scrotal wall and testis is alway present, and "hydrocele" is just incidentally "picked" up by US. Generally speaking, hydroceles causing no mental or physical stress or discomfort require no intervention. Can one cure it? No as far as I have known from 45-year study and practice in urology. More concern? Seel pro-evaluation ... ...Read more

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What are the tests for hydrocele?

Scrotal ultrasound: Is essentially the only reliable test for hydrocele. Transillumination can be used, but is not 100% reliable because subject with a hydrocele may also have a testicular tumor which is not necessarily seen on transillumination. ...Read more

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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

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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

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