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One testicle of 2 month old baby is 3 times larger than the other, pedia ask to wait & observe & recommeng operation. Is this normal or alarming?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: Hydrocele

The most common cause for inequality of testicular size is a hydrocele which is just a collection of fluid around the testicle.
Oftentimes, the fluid is resorbed in time and will eventually disappear. Caution should be observed that in a few cases a hydrocele may be associated with a hernia. Although benign in nature, it may not be a bad idea to consult a pediatric urologist or pediatric surgeon.

In brief: Hydrocele

The most common cause for inequality of testicular size is a hydrocele which is just a collection of fluid around the testicle.
Oftentimes, the fluid is resorbed in time and will eventually disappear. Caution should be observed that in a few cases a hydrocele may be associated with a hernia. Although benign in nature, it may not be a bad idea to consult a pediatric urologist or pediatric surgeon.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. George Klauber
Agree with Dr. Garcia. Most infant hydrocelesclear up on their own by age 12 months, Only large & progrssively enlarging hydroceles which tense, tender or causing obvious discomfort need to surgically corrected before age 12 months.

In brief: See below

The most common cause of scrotal enlargement in an infant is a congenital hernia or hydrocele.
Some of these will resolve on their own, usually by 6-12 months of age. If it persists beyond this, it can be dealt with surgically. The pediatrician's advice to observe this for a period of time is appropriate. Hope this helps!

In brief: See below

The most common cause of scrotal enlargement in an infant is a congenital hernia or hydrocele.
Some of these will resolve on their own, usually by 6-12 months of age. If it persists beyond this, it can be dealt with surgically. The pediatrician's advice to observe this for a period of time is appropriate. Hope this helps!
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