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Could my intermittent, excruciating testicular pain be caused by a hydrocele?

Could my intermittent, excruciating testicular pain be caused by a hydrocele?

Not usually: What can , however cause that pain ( depending on you age) is intermittent testicular torsion. This is where the testicle spins and cuts off it's own blood supply. That is a surgical emergency. ...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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Whats the cause or hydrocele recurrence?

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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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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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 causes fetal hydrocele?

Communication: Between perineum and tunica vaginalis surrounding testis. Testes develop at back of abdominal cavity, just below kidneys. They migrate downwards and and out of abdomen through the inguinal canals attached to a slip of peritoneum, the tunica vaginalis at 27 wks. This normally closes after attached testis reaches base of scrotum. Fluid causing collection in scrotum via communication causes hydrocele. ...Read more

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Will hydrocele surgery causes pain or any complication in future or may it repeat again ?

Will hydrocele surgery causes pain or any complication in future or may it repeat again ?

Safe...: This surgery is safe, you will not have pain ( anasthesia ), As the sac is everted...no recurrence occurs. But find a experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

Sort of: These two entities are related, especially in pediatric cases. Incomplete closure of the tunica vaginalis as the testis descends down to the scrotum can be the cause for both hydrocele and hernia. One does not cause the other. That said, hydroceles have been known to occur after hernia repair. This is felt to be related to restriction of the cord lymphatics after herniorrhaphy. ...Read more

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