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Symptoms of Hydrocele

The following features are indicative of Hydrocele:
  • painless swelling of one or both testicles
  • swollen scrotum
  • inflammation

Common Causes of Hydrocele

The following are the most common causes of Hydrocele:
  • baby boys
  • older males
  • excessive production of fluid within the sac
  • absorption of fluid
  • lymphatic drainage of scrotal

Risk Factors for Hydrocele

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hydrocele:
  • injury or inflammation to the scrotum
  • infection, including a sexually transmitted infection

Prevention of Hydrocele

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hydrocele. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • keep the testicles and scrotum free of injury

Occurrence of Hydrocele

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Hydrocele cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very rare between 1K - 10K cases

Common Age Group

Hydrocele can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Hydrocele most commonly occurs in the following gender:
  • Male

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hydrocele

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hydrocele:
  • Physical exam: To check for tenderness in an enlarged scrotum
  • Blood test: To determine if child has an infection such as epididymitis
  • Urine test: To determine the infection

Doctor for Diagnosis of Hydrocele

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Hydrocele:
  • Urologist

Complications of Hydrocele if untreated

Yes, Hydrocele causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hydrocele is left untreated:
  • infection or tumor
  • inguinal hernia

Procedures for Treatment of Hydrocele

The following procedures are used to treat Hydrocele:
  • Surgery: To remove a hydrocele (hydrocelectomy)

Self-care for Hydrocele

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hydrocele:
  • Healthy diet: Maintain a proper diet chart to fulfill the body needs

Patient Support for Treatment of Hydrocele

The following actions may help Hydrocele patients:
  • Friends and family support: Talk about feelings and allow yourself to experience them fully

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Hydrocele.