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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)

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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How do you deal with a hydrocele?

Hydrocele: Options include doing nothing if it doesn't bother you or surgery to remove it. Aspirating it, or drawing off fluid with a needle is not recommended. ...Read more

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Will my hydrocele take to resolve?

Will my hydrocele take to resolve?

Surgery: You need a surgical hydrocelectomy for it to resolve! ...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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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

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Where does fluid come from in hydrocele?

Men or boys!: Adult type hydrocele (non- communicating) - fluid comes from secretion or reaction to trauma, inflammation or torsion by inner layer of tunica vaginalis surrounding testis which is or has been produced faster than it is absorbed. In boys/toddlers or infants with communicating hydrocele, fluid comes from peritoneal cavity thru the communication. ...Read more

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Whats 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

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What are home remedies to cure hydrocele?

What are home remedies to cure hydrocele?

There are none: Some small hydroceles in all age groups can resolve spontaneously as do almost all hydroceles in babies under 6 - 9 months of age. ...Read more

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Does hydrocele usually cause many symptoms?

Not usually: Hydrocele which is fluid around the testicle does not usually cause symptoms unless it arises suddenly which may cause discomfort from stretching of the scrotum. ...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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