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If my son's right ball is bigger than his left does this mean he has a hernia?

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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Scrotal swelling may represent problems such as a hernia, a hydrocele, or a tumor.

In brief: Possibly

Scrotal swelling may represent problems such as a hernia, a hydrocele, or a tumor.
Dr. Janet Meller
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

1 testicle being larger than the other is abnormal.
If the size is constant, this could be an indication of a testicular tumor. If the size fluctuates during the day, it may represent a hernia (intestinal contents in the scrotum) or hydrocele (fluid in the scrotum). This should be evaluated by his doctor.

In brief: Possibly

1 testicle being larger than the other is abnormal.
If the size is constant, this could be an indication of a testicular tumor. If the size fluctuates during the day, it may represent a hernia (intestinal contents in the scrotum) or hydrocele (fluid in the scrotum). This should be evaluated by his doctor.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. George Chiang
Pediatrics - Urology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

It could be developmental or it could be an undescended testicle or it could be a hydrocele/hernia.
Really depends on the physical exam and an ultrasound if needed.

In brief: No

It could be developmental or it could be an undescended testicle or it could be a hydrocele/hernia.
Really depends on the physical exam and an ultrasound if needed.
Dr. George Chiang
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

It could be a hernia or hydrocele.
Hernia means that intestine is coming out of the abdomen and filling the space in his scrotum. Hydrocele is just fluid in that same space.

In brief: Possibly

It could be a hernia or hydrocele.
Hernia means that intestine is coming out of the abdomen and filling the space in his scrotum. Hydrocele is just fluid in that same space.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
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