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Do hydroceles grow if they aren't treated right away?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. George Klauber
Also grow if lining secretes more fluid than it absorbs. Also with some testis tumors
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Many hydroceles in adults don't change size, some enlarge slowly.
Hydroceles in infants can involute during first year of life, but an occasional one can enlarge rapidly and require surgery sooner rather than later. Best consult with a urologist.

In brief: Not necessarily

Many hydroceles in adults don't change size, some enlarge slowly.
Hydroceles in infants can involute during first year of life, but an occasional one can enlarge rapidly and require surgery sooner rather than later. Best consult with a urologist.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Most hydroceles reach a state of equilibrium where they neither grow or shrink.
If your hydrocele continues to enlarge, see your md. You may have a hydrocele complicated by communication with the abdomen or an underlying problem with the testis or epididymis.

In brief: Possibly

Most hydroceles reach a state of equilibrium where they neither grow or shrink.
If your hydrocele continues to enlarge, see your md. You may have a hydrocele complicated by communication with the abdomen or an underlying problem with the testis or epididymis.
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