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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Is hydrocele leads to infertility?

Is hydrocele leads to infertility?

Here are some ...: Hydrocele alone (idiopathic) should not cause or be related with infertility for most men. But its related events such as rare occasions with infection, inflammation, tumors, injury/ surgery, etc. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling for individual situations before jumping into the trap of unnecessary worry. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Can minimal hydrocele cause infertility?

Can minimal hydrocele cause infertility?

No: Overwhelming evidence that hydroceles do not cause infertility. Occasional unscientific, non-prospective ; otherwise unreliable papers have made unsubstantiated claims that hydroceles might be responsible for infertility. They are wrong. ...Read more

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Can hydrocele cause infertility and what is the percentage.?

Can hydrocele cause infertility and what is the percentage.?

Maybe not: I've not heard of hydrocele causing infertility. I would confirm it is nothing other than hydrocele if not done so yet. Varicoceles have been know to cause abnormal semen without a known cause but postulated that temperature changes caused by varicocele may be a risk factor. ...Read more

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Can a hydrocele surgery cause infertility or impotency..? How much risk assiciated (in % ). Thanks

Neither: performed properly, hydrocele surgery is not likely to cause any testicular injury including hypofunction. As far as impotency, there is no relation whatsoever ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Where does all the fluid in my hydrocele come from?

See below: Hydrocele fluid is secreted and reabsorbed by the hydrocele sac. When there is less reabsorption (for example as a result of inflammation), the fluid accumulates and over time the increase in size becomes visible. ...Read more

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The procedure of removing hydrocele.....Is NT dangerous?

No: As with any procedure like removing a hydrocele anything can occur. With this kind of procedure the risk is very low in the hands of a urologist. ...Read more

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Does hydrocele cause a man to be barrett if not treated?

No: You probably mean barren (inability to have children). No hydroceles do not result in infertility. ...Read more

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If hydrocele left untreated then what r the complications. ?

Pain: Larger hydroceles can be more cosmetically unsightly and cause pain/discomfort due to the size. ...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