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What is the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

What is the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

Embryonic origins: A hydrocele develops from an out pouching of the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) as it follows the testis into the scrotum during fetal development. It is filled with clear fluid. A spermatocele develops off the tubules leading to the testis and is also filled with clear fluid and sperm. Clinically it can be hard to differentiate between them. ...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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What's the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

Different structures: A hydrocele is a fluid collection around the testicle. A spermatocele is a fluid collection or cyst arising from the epididymis. Both condition are generally benign. ...Read more

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Can backpain b the sign and symptoms of hydrocele?

Can backpain b the sign and symptoms of hydrocele?

No it isn't: Hydrocele will cause a swelling in the scrotum. Might feel heavy. Could feel unpleasant with walking or running as inner thigh can strike enlarged scrotum on that side. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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I have bilateral small hydrocele what can i do dr.

I have bilateral small hydrocele  what can i do dr.

Surgery or nothing: Small hydroceles do not require treatment unless they are bothering you. Urologist can certainly remove them by means of a simple trans scrotal operation if they are really troubling you. Otherwise leave them alone unless they enlarge sufficiently to become symptomatic. ...Read more

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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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Please suggest me how to reduce the size of hydrocele by any means?

Please suggest me how to reduce the size of hydrocele by any means?

Here are some ...: For most men with hydrocele, its cause is still idiopathic and there has been no known means proven to slow down its growth.And the mainstay of its care is still surgery - hydrocelectomy. For other causes such as infections or tumors, their care should be directed to their underlying causes with appropriate antibiotics and timely surgery. So, there is no easy means to reduce its size. ...Read more

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What to do if i feel i'm suffering from hydrocele. What is the best way to cure it?

Here ...: Usually a man doesn't feel his hydrocele because it is usually painless and slow growing. But seeing the bulkiness from its growth makes a man uneasy or embarrassed. There is no natural cure and hydrocelectomy is the most advised option of care. ...Read more

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I had a hydrocele as a baby I was told and I was wondering if that will be a problem in my 20s?

I had a hydrocele as a baby I was told and I was wondering if that will be a problem in my 20s?

No: Hydroceles are pretty common in babies and usually go away by 12 months. In some babies the hydrocele requires surgery. If the hydrocele is "communicating" then there is a small channel between the hydrocele and the abdomen. If this small channel does not close completely you might be at increased risk for a hernia. If the hydocele has been gone for twenty years then i think you have no risk. ...Read more

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What are the foods to be taken to control the size of hydrocele till next months??please any possible way???

No, but ...: There has been no known foods to help control hydrocele. Besides, almost all hydroceles are slow, chronic process posing no medical emergency. However, for whatever the reasons may make you feel mental / physical uneasy, seek urgent professional evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a hydrocele?

No known ...: There has been no known way to prevent developing hydrocele since most of cases are idiopathic and primary. Occasionally, hydrocele may be secondary from infection, inflammation, trauma, surgery, etc. So, ask Doc for detail timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Is hydrocele in a fetus a problem?

Usually not: Will probably be present at birth. Most infant hydroceles resolve spontaneously during first year of life. May need treatment if they enlarge hugely or become tense, tender or red. ...Read more

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Can a spermatocele make you sterile?

Very unlikely...: While spermatocele contains sperms, the cause for its formation is still unclear; but, one thing for sure is somehow it's connected with convoluted tubules of peididymis so sperms exist there. As to male infertility, its presence should have a little effect on it as long as semen contains enough quality sperms. But, surgery on it may cause tubule or vasal obstruction resulting in poor or no sperms ...Read more

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What are the main hydrocele operations?

What are the main hydrocele operations?

Bottle or Lord ops.: For adult hydroceles. Both operations are performed through the scrotum. Excess hydrocele sac is excised with bottle procedure and remaining sac is everted and sutured together behind the testis. Hydrocele is incised and rolled up & sutured on either side of testis with lord procedure. Infant & child hydroceles are corrected through the groin & patent communication, .If present, is divided. ...Read more

Spermatocele (Definition)

Collection of sperm which has walled off and is sitting ...Read more