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Hydrocele

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A Hydrocele is caused by fluid accumulating in a sac around the testicle. Around 1 in 10 male babies are born with the condition, which normally disappears without treatment during their first year. They can occasionally develop in older men, often as result of inflammation or an injury to the scrotum. They are not normally painful, and frequently do not require treatment. The main reason for concern is that the symptoms are similar to the swellings that can occur as a result of testicular cancer. As such, a swift visit to the doctor is advisable to rule out anything more serious. If treatment is found to be necessary, then it is frequently carried out by a small surgical procedure to remove the fluid filled sac, or sometimes through drainage of the excess fluid and injection of a thickening agent into the sac.

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my question is if i don't wear underwear that may cause to hydrocele. usally i used to wear brief but in summer i have itches in my thigh.so don't wear any under wear





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Don't delay in going to the GP I have a very large scrotum and I'm soon going to have my Hydrocel drained I have had surgery before on my scrotum when I was younger.





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I had a hydrocele operation a year ago and they removed 500ml of fluid and a cist. The increase one year on,in the size of my testicular area is now as big as before. My doctor says that I should not have another hydrocele operation unless absolutely necessary.





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My husband is a very large man and has hydroceles around both testicles and is VERY swollen and uncomfortable. He has been to a urologist and does not want to go back as he does not want surgery. He has started waking up in the morning with the bed wet. I do not think it is urine, but it has left his underwear wet and a light stain on bedding. Could his testicles be somehow leaking fluid?? Or could this be from sweating because of his enlarged testicles?





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Hi sir my name is kannan i am also hydrocele surgery before 1.5 year but my testicle not normal size. why sir? please answer me sir.





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I am a 29 year old male and my left teste has always been slightly larger than my right. A few months ago, the left side began to slowly increase in size to the point where it was the size of medium sized potato. I saw my GP at the earliest opportunity and they thought it was a hydrocele but referred me for an ultrasound to be sure. The diagnosis was correct and I opted for surgery as the discomfort was affect my every day life. Sitting in a chair with my legs together would push the affected teste into my left leg and into my femoral artery whereby I'd then get pins and needles in my toes. When sleeping I'd forget to sleep with my legs apart and wake up with a "dead leg". I had my surgery yesterday- 1st July 2015. The procedure took less than an hour under general anaesthetic. An incision was made down the middle of my scrotum and the hydrocele drained and then turned inside out so my body can drain away and deal with the excess fluid. The incision has been stitched back up and I was allowed to go home some time later. 24 hours later now and there is discomfort as would be expected but this will soon subside. My advice would be to go and see your GP about anything you're unsure about. The feeling of relief is greater than the feeling of uncertainty for me I'm glad it was identified very early on.





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My baby was born with a h ceal, he is now 5 months still quite large they have said leave it for about 18 months then maybe an op!! Doesn't seem to be painful just a bit sore In between the creases.





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I have a 4 year old. He has a Hydrocele and his Urologist wants to do surgery to fix it. I don't like the idea of him having a general anaesthetic and surgery for something that doesn't bother him at all. The Irologist said it could form into a hernia when he is older if we don't do anything now. Looking for people's thoughts on this please.





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My son also 4 years old had surgery 2 weeks ago. Surgery was fine, my son had no pain or discomfort at all, The only thing is I still think he has a lot of fluid still there, hopefully that will disperse in time. I was also very anxious and wasn't sure if surgery was needed, still not sure if it was!

My name is Medo from west africa well when I was growing up I once had this fluid of sack in my testicles then I had to remove this fluid all by my self,that was so many years ago,probably when I was 17 now that I am 35 noticed some strange feelings down there recently then had to check it in toilet found some little fluid coming out from that same spot..I have been really worried so how do treat this on my own





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i have a spermatocele and a hydrocele in the left testicle and it only becomes pain when i get angry, run Or stand for long





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