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A hydrocele is the swelling of the scrotum caused by the collection of fluid in the sheath covering the testicle. It is a painless swelling and can affect both the testicles. Mostly in babies, a hydrocele disappears on its own, but in adults, hydrocelectomy (surgical removal) might be needed.

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I have a dragging pain in my scrotum. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old male. I had a scrotal USG for three months. It said that I have a varicocele of grade 1 with a pampiniform vein size of 2-3 mm. When I consulted a doctor, he prescribed some medicine, and I had it. But, the dragging pain persists. Yesterday, again I had a USG of the scro...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the first radiologist found a mild form of varicocele and the second radiologist gave it as normal. If your pampiniform plexus measures 2-3 mm and with mild reflux, then it is borderline and the second ...  Read Full »

My 6-year-old son has persistent pneumonia and hydrocele with a swollen belly. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 6-year-old boy has asthma, and takes Singulair and Albuterol when needed. He also has had croup a lot and hydrocele for which he underwent surgery, but noticed not too long afterward that his belly looked swollen, kinda tough not flabby which later went away and came back with...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Quite a confusing manner of events that have happened to your child here. However here are the following points that I can make out from your history: 1. Weight of 69.9 lbs for a 6-year-old is fine which shows that...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain after hernia and hydrocele surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, After suffering with groin pain, I had a double operation 12 weeks ago. During the operation, I had a repair of left side inguinal hernia and right hand hydrocele. I am now in more pain than I was before the operation. My testicle thorns with pain constantly and I have stabbing pain on h...  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, ideally if you have bilateral inguinal hernia, or inguina─║ hernia on one side and hydrocele on the other, the surgery should be done for one first before the other, not simultaneously. So that when you are fully recovered of one, then the other can be planned and...  Read Full »

Why are my testicles slightly harder and firmer?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an enlarged painless testicle and I visited a urologist. They confirmed that it is a hydrocele and said it would go away on its own. However, now my testicles are slightly hard and more firm. But there are no lumps or imperfections. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Get an ultrasound done. It will clarify the picture. Sometimes, a fluid-filled tense cyst may also feel hard. It transilluminates well with torchlight. It will not go away with any medicine rather it will remain like that if it is a hydrocele. The main problem with hydroc...  Read Full »

What is the procedure for removing a cyst from a testicle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old healthy male. I have had cyst in my testicle as long as I can remember. It just aggravates me and bothers me. But, I am too embarrassed to go in person to get it looked at. They say basically you will have to live with it. There is really nothing much to do about it. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Raguram Ganesamoni

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your problem. Cyst inside the testis is relatively rare and is usually not removed since it can damage the testis. However, it is not at all difficult to remove. If required, it can be removed even under local anesthesia or regional anesthesi...  Read Full »

My testicle does not glow when I transilluminated my scrotum. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 23 years old and just learned about transillumination of the scrotum. I did the exam on myself and my right testicle does not glow when the light is shinned under. I cannot feel any lumps on palpation. Should I get additional examination?  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very nice to know the effect of health education imparted to you. On self-examination, if there is a normal smooth contour of testes, uniform consistency, no lump or heavy mass felt, then no need for further evaluation. Transillumination is useful only when there ...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with varicocele. Should I undergo surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I have no BP, diabetes or thyroid problems. Last month, I was diagnosed with grade 1 varicocele. I consulted my home town doctor for treatments, and he prescribed few medicines. However, he did not say anything to my queries. Is my testicles size normal? I am e...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Varicocele is usually a clinical diagnosis. On sonography, testicular vein diameter should be more than 0.1 inch and reflux should occur on Valsalva. So in your case, it can be called a mild varicocele. The left groin pain may be due to varicocele. The average testis volu...  Read Full »

Why do I have excess fluid around the right testicle?

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago, I was going to the bathroom and noticed a swelling of my right testicle. After feeling around, I then noticed that the testicle was normal size. There is just some excess fluid around my right testicle. This immediately freaked me out, as anything wrong made me think of can...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. If you or your GP do not feel any lump from the testis, then it is not likely to be testis cancer. So, I feel it would be a simple hydrocele. So, do not worry at all. Yes, show it to the urologist, as he will advise you an ultrasound of the sc...  Read Full »

Can lifting heavy weight result in testicular swelling with pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother's private part is swollen. His right testicle is swollen and a slight pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Swelling in the right testis especially if it is painful indicates infection which might be sexually transmitted or might be torsion (twist of testis leads to reduce blood supply) other causes of swelling can be hydrocele, varicocele, hernia or tumor. Examination and ultr...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from hydrocele for months, and I think it is due to masturbation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, and I have been suffering from hydrocele for months. I think it is due to masturbation. There was a time when I left the habit of masturbation. After four months, I examined the nightfall for the very first time; subsequently, it was repeated for five to six days. Now i...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Masturbation is normal. Ninety-five percent of male does that (out of a hundred). It is just another way of having sex without a partner. It is a good practice. 1. It helps to relieve stress. 2. Boosts mood. 3. Improves sleep. 4. Hel...  Read Full »

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