Hydrocele in the Adult Male
Hydrocele is a . It occurs when abdominal fluid builds up in the groin or in the scrotum near the testicles. This could happen bec a
When Is a Hydrocele Treated?
Hydrocele often goes away by itself, . In some cases, though, surgery is needed. The hydrocele will be treated if:
The amount of fluid increases, making the scrotum large and firm.
The fluid isn’t absorbed within the baby’s first 6 months of life.
The baby also has a hernia (loop of bowel) extending into the same area.
What Are the Long-Term Effects?
After the hydrocele goes away or is treated, lasting problems are rare.
Signs of a Problem
If you see any of these signs, alert your doctor or nurse:
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