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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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Iam 27old, idid hydrocele aspiration by needle, after my doctor finish the process I saw the syringe was fullfluid and blood inside it, is it danger?

Iam 27old, idid hydrocele aspiration by needle, after my doctor finish the process I saw the syringe was fullfluid and blood inside it, is it danger?

Some times: During aspiration of hydrocele some times small amount blood may enter, speak to your doctor, most likely will return. surgery is more appropriate, besides recurrence chance of getting infection is the risk by aspiration treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having a bit of trouble with what I believe to be a recurring hydrocele, ie. My right testicle area routinely filling up with water, becoming larger and heavier, then draining just as quickly. Could this be the result of an infection?

I've been having a bit of trouble with what I believe to be a recurring hydrocele, ie. My right testicle area routinely filling up with water, becoming larger and heavier, then draining just as quickly. Could this be the result of an infection?

I think if this: Symptom was due to recurrent or persistent infection you would likely have more symptoms: redness, heat, pain, tenderness, maybe even fever. There is often inflammation that accompanies the fluid accumulation associated with a hydrocele. I advise you see a Doctor, preferably a urologist for evaluation. Most helpful to go when the scrotum/testicle is swollen. Ultrasound examination is most useful. ...Read more

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Had hydrocele surgery 2 weeks ago for the second time. 2 days after drain removed, the tail of epididymis is tender and larger then usual. Infection?

Had hydrocele surgery 2 weeks ago for the second time. 2 days after drain removed, the tail of epididymis is tender and larger then usual. Infection?

RU sure epididymis?: Not unusual for scrotum 2B tender 2 days after drain removal. Wonder why you think epididymis is tender ; larger. Tunica vaginalis, which is wall of hydrocele is attached to epididymis and bound 2B tender for a while after surgery/drain removal. Best to discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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When a vaginal cyst on the top labia has to be drained does the numbing needle inserted to the cysts hurt?

When a vaginal cyst on the top labia has to be drained does the numbing needle inserted to the cysts hurt?

Yes, for a second: The numbing needle only hurts for about 2 seconds and then the medicine immediately takes over. Initially the medicine can have a burning sensation, but then turns totally numb. It happens so fast you really don't have time to think about it.... Thank goodness, right? ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to tick a needle in my abscess to drain it Well get the infection out I do have mrsa?

Is it a bad idea to tick a needle in my abscess to drain it Well get the infection out I do have mrsa?

Abscess: It is advisable to have some one besides yourself open the abscess in a sterile manner I would go to the er or to urgent care. If your pmd can do it that's good too do not drain it yourself. MRSA needs to be cultured most abscesses are not MRSA ...Read more

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My husband has been diagnosed with elbow bursitis. His doctor tried draining it, but after he stuck the needle in, he said that there was no fluid in there. Is bursitis possible without fluid?

My husband has been diagnosed with elbow bursitis. His doctor tried draining it, but after he stuck the needle in, he said that there was no fluid in there. Is bursitis possible without fluid?

Yes: Yes, it is possible. Let the doctor know if the bursitis does not improve with treatment. If there is increased redness, warmth, pain in the area or if the surrounding skin becomes inflamed, let the doctor know immediately. ...Read more

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How or can I drain an epidermal cyst without seeing a doctor? Heat a needle?

How or can I drain an epidermal cyst without seeing a doctor? Heat a needle?

Bad idea: Epidermal cysts usually are connected to the skin surface by a pore, and sometimes the contents can be gently expressed from the cyst. However, the cyst will recur because the epithelial cells of its walls will continue to shed into the cavity. Manipulating or piercing the cyst could lead to an infection. Only by removing the whole cyst including the walls can recurrence be prevented. ...Read more

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Can I pop a dental abscess? I think I have a dental abscess. It's soft and squishy. It doesn't really hurt but it's annoying. Already had the tooth drained or whatever dentists do. Can I pop it if I use a sterile needle?

See a dentist: You have an infection. It needs to be treated. Popping can relieve some of the pressure that you feel but it will not cure the infection. Please see a dentist and get this treated. Without treatment things will progress and get worse. You may not have so much pain because there can be drainage, but the infection is still there. It can effect the rest of your body. ...Read more

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Dad had varicose vein surgery years ago he bumped his leg & now there is a bump & the dr. Keeps using a needle & drain fluid is the a fix for this?

Dad had varicose vein surgery years ago he bumped his leg & now there is a bump & the dr. Keeps using a needle & drain fluid is the a fix for this?

Yes: Trauma to soft tissue of the body can result in bleeding into the tissue forming a hematoma (clotted blood) and over time this is broken down by the body, and aspiration (using needle to drain) will often resolve the swelling, at times requiring several attempts. ...Read more

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Urgent care dr used needle, drained small boil by nipple/sternum. I replaced bandage, used miprocin. Dr wants me to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but afraid side eff?

Urgent care dr used needle, drained small boil by nipple/sternum. I replaced bandage, used miprocin. Dr wants me to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but afraid side eff?

Talk to your doc!: Communication is key. Talk to doctor caring for you. He knows more about you than some online guy/gal. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a standard sulfa antibiotic used for skin infections, especially when worried about drug-resistant bacteria, eg mrsa. What side effects are you afraid of? I would only worry if you said anaphylaxis. Aside from that, i'd be more worried about cellulitis. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm a medical student but found it a little bit difficult to differentiate between hydrocele and a cyst on Ultrasound. Any advice?

Hello. I'm a medical student but found it a little bit difficult to differentiate between hydrocele and a cyst on Ultrasound. Any advice?

Here are some. ..: An adequate combo of history + physical exam raises and leads to clinical suspicion, which in turn, prompts US imaging for confirmation if the intra-scrotal details could not be clearly palpable for differentiation - but not necessary for every case. Hydrocele denotes fluid inside the space of tunica vaginalis and cyst usually occurs inside the globus major of epididymis. More? Ask staff Doc. .. ...Read more

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What is this. .. Read this in a medical journal. Scrotal sonogram. Small bilateral hydroceles, 9mm right scrotal calcification.?

What is this. .. Read this in a medical journal. Scrotal sonogram. Small bilateral hydroceles, 9mm right scrotal calcification.?

See below: "small bilateral hydroceles" is a common nearly ubiquitous finding on scrotal ultrasounds. It means nothing in particular. A scrotal calcification may be completely innocuous if free floating but needs a medical evaluation if a part of the structure of the testis or surrounding structures. ...Read more

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I had infection and abscesses in my colon they drained out the pus by needle then I did surgery and diagnosed colon cancer does it spread if it licks?

I had infection and abscesses in my colon they drained out the pus by needle then I did surgery and diagnosed colon cancer does it spread if it licks?

Not sure...: If I understand your question. Colon cancer perforated at age 29 would be extremely rare. Ask your surgeon if there were clear margins & enough lymph nodes removed (12 or more removed is best). Review your treatment options with a medical oncologist. Perforated colon cancers can have higher risk factors for recurrence. ...Read more

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I have breast cancer tumor. Went from 3cm to 5 CM after biopsy but stable since. If outer part is liquid, can it be drained by needle prior to surgery?

I have breast cancer tumor. Went from 3cm to 5 CM after biopsy but stable since. If outer part is liquid, can it be drained by needle prior to surgery?

Drainage unnecessary: The size of the tumor does not include any bleeding from the biopsy. Therefore, if it was 3 cm before the biopsy (&the biopsy was recent), the tumor is still 3cm. You need not worry about this fluid and may proceed with your definitive surgery. I hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed diverticulitis with abscess, the pus drained out by needle, after 2 months had surgery. It turned out cancer t3nomo. If it leaks does it?

Ct scan showed diverticulitis with abscess, the pus drained out by needle, after 2 months had surgery. It turned out cancer t3nomo. If it leaks does it?

What leaks?: Sorry to hear that, hope your are ok. If tumor resected and you are put back together and everything is ok then you should not have any leaks on the future ...Read more

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Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Not really: There are many treatments for hydroceles but unfortunately the one with the highest success rate is surgery. ...Read more

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What are the non-surgical options for hydrocele treatment?

See below: If the hydrocele is not producing any symptoms and is not too large, surgery may not be required. The fluid does not cause harm to the testis or the individual. ...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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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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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