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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?

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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

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What will happen if I don't have my communicating hydrocele repaired?

May Lead to a hernia: A communicating hydrocele allows free flow of abdominal fluid back and forth to the scrotal sac. It could also (depending on the size of the communication) allow intestines to travel throught the hydrocele channel to the scrotum. That would become a hernia. If the contents get stuck in the scrotum, that would be called an incarcerated hernia and is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can ice packs cure hydrocele?

No...: No, it will not and be unnecessary. ...Read more

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Is encysted hydrocele of the cord painful?

Not usually: A hydrocele (abnormal fluid collection in the scrotum) is usually not painful but, if large enough, can cause aching, pressure, and discomfort, especially when wearing tight clothing or when physically active. ...Read more

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How can hydrocele be cured without surgery?

How can hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Requires surgery: Neither medication nor needle aspiration are an answer to this problem. Latter would just re=accumulate fluid ; puts subject at risk for a scrotal infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a hydrocele without surgery?

No: Sadly not usually. You can drain a hydrocele with a needle in the office but the recurrence rate is very high. In surgery the hydrocele "sac" where the fluid sits is surgically removed so it is very rare for the fluid to return after surgery. Best of luck. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a bilateral hydrocele?

2 Hydroceles: One on each side. Each hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle. Fluid is within membrane called tunica vaginalis which surrounds each testis. ...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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Can hydroceles lead to cancer?

Can hydroceles lead to cancer?

No: A hydrocele is a collection of benign lymphatic fluid in the scrotum. Hydroceles do not cause cancer. ...Read more

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Can a hydrocele lead to cancer?

Can a hydrocele lead to cancer?

No: Hydrocele is a sac of fluid around the testicle, but you can sometimes have a hydrocele as a result of testicular cancer. Hence advice to have it checked out with an ultrasound. ...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