Hydrocele

A hydrocele is a fluid - filled sack along the spermatic cord within the scrotum . and thought perhaps the best one might be hydrocele, where "there is no reason yet, and no one knows why" but your scrotum has a liquid area that keeps the scrotum moist Other conditions include a hydrocele (fluid accumulation around the testicle caused by trauma, infection, etc), a spermatocele (a sperm-filled cyst) and lipomas (most often occuring within the cremaster muscle of the spermatic cord) and are usually benign fatty tumors
Overview
The main symptom is a painless , swollen testicle , which feels like a water balloon . Apart from the lump my testicle feels fine. A hydrocele may occur on one or both sides . If you don't get your boyfriend treated by a doctor soon (ie; with Cipro), he can probably expect to have a communicating hydrocele on the right testicle.
Symptoms
Hydroceles are usually not dangerous , and they are usually only treated when they cause discomfort or embarrassment , or if they are large enough to threaten the testicle 's blood supply.One option is to remove the fluid in the scrotum with a needle , a process called aspiration . However , surgery is generally preferred . Aspiration may be the best alternative for people who have certain surgical risks.Sclerosing -LRB- thickening or hardening -RRB- medications may be injected after aspiration to close off the opening . This helps prevent the future build up of fluid.Hydroceles associated with an inguinal hernia should be repaired surgically as quickly as possible . Hydroceles that do not go away on their own over a period of months should be evaluated for possible surgery . A surgical procedure , called a hydrocelectomy , is often performed to correct a hydrocele .
Treatment
Hydroceles are common in newborn infants.During normal development , the testicles descend down a tube from the abdomen into the scrotum . Hydroceles result when this tube fails to close . Hydrocele is nothing to worry about for the most part. Fluid drains from the abdomen through the open tube . The fluid builds up in the scrotum , where it becomes trapped . This causes the scrotum to become swollen.Hydroceles normally go away a few months after birth , but their appearance may worry new parents . Occasionally , a hydrocele may be associated with an inguinal hernia.Hydroceles may also be caused by inflammation or injury of the testicle or epididymis , or by fluid or blood blockage within the spermatic cord . Also, my brother has a bone spur in his neck that caused similar symptoms (in fact, he had one for a while that caused his right testicle to swell!) This type of hydrocele is more common in older men .
Causes
During a physical exam , the doctor usually finds an swollen scrotum that is not tender . HI all, My boyfriend has a sore and tender right testicle. Often , the testicle cannot be felt because of the surrounding fluid . The size of the fluid - filled sack can sometimes be increased and decreased by pressure to the abdomen or the scrotum.If the size of the fluid collection varies , it is more likely to be associated with an inguinal hernia.Hydroceles can be easily demonstrated by shining a flashlight -LRB- transillumination -RRB- through the enlarged portion of the scrotum . The hydrocele fluid collection can become massive, and its size alone can not only be a cause of embarrassment, but a physical impediment to intercourse by causing concealment of the penis If the scrotum is full of clear fluid , as in a hydrocele , the scrotum will light up.An ultrasound may be done to confirm the diagnosis .
Tests & diagnosis
Generally , a simple hydrocele goes away without surgery . The Urogolist told me that it takes weeks for a hydrocele to go away away after the Epididymis has had an infection, but he didn't tell me in general terms about how long. If surgery is necessary , it is a simple procedure for a skilled surgeon , and usually has an excellent outcome .
Prognosis
Complications may occur from hydrocele treatment.Risks related to hydrocele surgery may include : Blood clotsInfectionInjury to the scrotal tissue or structuresRisks related to aspiration and sclerosing may include : InfectionFibrosisMild - to - moderate pain in the scrotal areaReturn of the hydrocele mine was giving me pain about once a year,,and it was a hydrocele my sister is a general doctor and she said she knew guys and heard of patients with hydrocele that masterbates to ease the swelling and pain
Complications
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of hydrocele -LRB- to rule out other causes of a testicle lump -RRB- . Last week my husband found a lump on his right testicle. Acute pain in the scrotum or testicles is a surgical emergency . If enlargement of the scrotum is associated with acute pain , seek medical attention immediately .

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