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Is it okay to have a non-medical person drain a hydrocele with a needle?

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Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Because infection may result in loss of the testicle in addition to a severe illness.

In brief: No

Because infection may result in loss of the testicle in addition to a severe illness.
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
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2 comments
Dr. Elliot Reisman
Agree. Drainage is archaic and possibly dangerous.
Dr. George Klauber
Agree with both Drs Mesrobian & Reisman. Hydrocele will just recur unless a sclerosant injected before aspirating needle is removed. This is very painful. You need a surgical hydrocelectomy if it is large enough to require treatment.

In brief: No

No person should perform procedures in which they don't know the risks, benefits and alternatives.
It is unlikely that an non medical person will not the risks, benefits and alternatives of they performance of a needle aspiration. In the event that a potential risk occurs will a non medical person know what to do. If the answer is no--then, no!

In brief: No

No person should perform procedures in which they don't know the risks, benefits and alternatives.
It is unlikely that an non medical person will not the risks, benefits and alternatives of they performance of a needle aspiration. In the event that a potential risk occurs will a non medical person know what to do. If the answer is no--then, no!
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