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Is it possible to die because of a hydrocele?

Is it possible to die because of a hydrocele?

No: A hydroceled does not harm the patient or the testis. It is just accumulation of body fluids around the testicular sac. ...Read more

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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Is it possible for you to die from a hydrocele?

No: Hydroceles are not dangerous. A large scrotal hernia, which might be confused with a hydrocele, by someone who doesn't know what they are looking at or palpating, if blocked by bowel ; untreated, could lead to death from intestinal obstruction. ...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?

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?

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?

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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What's 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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Hydrocele can it come from a slip and fall?

Yes: A hydrocele can be caused by trauma to the scrotum and testicle. It should be evaluated by your doctor or a urologist. ...Read more

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Fluid in hydrocele where does it come from?

Fluid in hydrocele where does it come from?

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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What is the composition in hydrocele fluid?

What is the composition in hydrocele fluid?

Serous fluid.: Hydrocele fluid is similar to other tissue fluids in the body, such as peritoneal fluid. It is a solution of mostly water, electrolytes, and protein. A 1994 study revealed that hydrocele fluid had higher levels of calcium, albumin, total protein and creatine-kinase, and lower levels of potassium, aspartate transaminase, and alkaline phosphatase than blood serum. ...Read more

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Does hydrocele have effect in child bearing?

Does hydrocele have effect in child bearing?

Doesn't affect women: Hydroceles do not affect fertility. Only way hydrocele could interfere with initiating pregnancy would be if hydrocele is very large & prevents penis from entering vagina. ...Read more

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Where does the fluid in hydrocele come from?

Tunica vaginals: The testicles are protected by a membrane called the tunica vaginalis. For reasons that are sometimes obscure, this membrane starts secreting fluid (plasma) that accumulates thus forming the hydrocele.
Sometimes, the reason for the increased secretions can be trauma or any other kind of physical insult. ...Read more

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How much time til hydrocele wounds soften up?

How much time til hydrocele wounds soften up?

Depends on? Keloid: Scrotal hydrocele wound should soften in 4 -0 6 weeks, however may take "forever" a keloid former. ...Read more

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What can I expect in having a hydrocele fixed?

What can I expect in having a hydrocele fixed?

Straightforward.: A hydrocele repair is a straightforward outpatient operation and recovery depends on the size. Anesthesia is general or spinal. The scrotum is opened, the fluid removed & a repair performed to prevent recurrence. Sutures are used to close the skin. Sometimes a drain is placed, which is removed after 1-2 days. Recovery is about a week, with swelling and discomfort during this period that improves. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can cure hydroceles?

No: No, there is no specific medication or medications that can treat hydroceles. This is generally a surgical problem which needs a needle drainage in the office or surgery to remove the bag of around surrounding the testicle. ...Read more

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Does hydrocele will cause any serious problem.?

Does hydrocele will cause any serious problem.?

Not usually: Hydrocele in adult male is a collection of fluid around testis & need for treatment is patient dependent. Usually depends upon size: larger it is more discomfort results or cosmetic embarassment. Need to know that testis, within hydrocele is normal as u can have a testis tumor within hydrocele. Scrotal ultrasound can evaluate testis if not palpable within a tense hydrocele. H, s seldom serios in boys. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with a hydrocele?

Scrotal swelling: Heaviness or thigh discomfort with walking or running. Both are related to size of hydrocele. ...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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Does a hydrocele require medication or a puncture?

Does a hydrocele require medication or a puncture?

Puncture: Medication will not work. Puncture drainage is rarely permanent. Surgery often needed to correct. ...Read more