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I've been having a bit of trouble with what I believe to be a recurring hydrocele, ie. my right testicle area routinely filling up with water, becoming larger and heavier, then draining just as quickly. Could this be the result of an infection?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: I think if this

symptom was due to recurrent or persistent infection you would likely have more symptoms: redness, heat, pain, tenderness, maybe even fever.
There is often inflammation that accompanies the fluid accumulation associated with a hydrocele. I advise you see a Doctor, preferably a urologist for evaluation. Most helpful to go when the scrotum/testicle is swollen. Ultrasound examination is most useful.

In brief: I think if this

symptom was due to recurrent or persistent infection you would likely have more symptoms: redness, heat, pain, tenderness, maybe even fever.
There is often inflammation that accompanies the fluid accumulation associated with a hydrocele. I advise you see a Doctor, preferably a urologist for evaluation. Most helpful to go when the scrotum/testicle is swollen. Ultrasound examination is most useful.
Dr. Julie Abbott
Dr. Julie Abbott
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hydrocele

is a structural situation, not infection.
Please see a urologist for a definitive diagnosis. Your primary care doc can refer you. If you are correct, surgery can correct it. Peace and good health.

In brief: Hydrocele

is a structural situation, not infection.
Please see a urologist for a definitive diagnosis. Your primary care doc can refer you. If you are correct, surgery can correct it. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Dr. Bernard Seif
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