Hydrocele

Overview

Hydrocele is common in newborns and usually disappears without treatment within the first year. Older men can develop hydroceles, sometimes due to inflammation or injury.

Symptoms

Hydroceles are usually painless, but may become large and inconvenient. An ultrasound may be needed to diagnose the condition.

Treatments

Treatment, when needed, is surgery to remove the hydrocele.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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