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Will hydrocele kill me if I don't get treatment?
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5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Make sure it's a hydrocele!if it's a testicular cancer causing the hydrocele , the cancer can do you in.
An ultrasound will answer the question.

In brief: No
Make sure it's a hydrocele!if it's a testicular cancer causing the hydrocele , the cancer can do you in.
An ultrasound will answer the question.
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Dr. Andrew McCullough
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Dr. George Klauber
Very few patients with testicular cancer die from it
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Its full of fluid
A hydorcele is an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum around the testicle.
It sometimes goes away by itself, and sometimes can be a sign of a hernia. See your doctor for specific treatment in your case.

In brief: Its full of fluid
A hydorcele is an accumulation of fluid in the scrotum around the testicle.
It sometimes goes away by itself, and sometimes can be a sign of a hernia. See your doctor for specific treatment in your case.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Andrew Siegel
Will not kill, only can become unsightly, weighty and annoying.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: No it won't
George bernard shaw lived to a ripe old age with a hydrocele down to his knee, and died of other causes.
But who else on earth would want to live like that. Consult with a urologist if your hydrocele is very large and bothers you, otherwise you can live with it indefinitely. Good luck.

In brief: No it won't
George bernard shaw lived to a ripe old age with a hydrocele down to his knee, and died of other causes.
But who else on earth would want to live like that. Consult with a urologist if your hydrocele is very large and bothers you, otherwise you can live with it indefinitely. Good luck.
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