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Is it possible to fix a hydrocele without surgery?
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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Usually not
Small hydroceles often require no surgery unless they bother the subject.
Large hydroceles in very old or infirm subjects can be aspirated coincident with instillation of a sclerosant. By & large adult hydroceles which need to be "fixed" require surgery for correction.

In brief: Usually not
Small hydroceles often require no surgery unless they bother the subject.
Large hydroceles in very old or infirm subjects can be aspirated coincident with instillation of a sclerosant. By & large adult hydroceles which need to be "fixed" require surgery for correction.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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