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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)

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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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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Spermatocele (Definition)

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