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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Why am I having severe abdominal pain and testicle swelling?
Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from severe pain in the lower abdomen and testicle swelling and pain. I ran to a urologist immediately and got an abdomen scan and scrotum scan done. It is mentioned that the left testis is enlarged, and no flow is seen on the Doppler. It is mentioned that epididymo-or... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good that you get in touch with us. I am sorry to learn about your condition. I read your sonography report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) very carefully, and I am not too happy with the diagnosis. An early cancerous process (which would be 99% ... Read Full »
What is the cause and treatment for epididymitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I had pain below the belly, which, on the next day, passed to the left scrotum, and was swollen. I visited a urologist, got USG done on the scrotum, blood test, urine test, urine culture, sugar. Left epididymitis with reactive hydrocele was noted. Nothing was f... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen all reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Treatment done is right and nothing to worry about. After an acute epididymitis episode, there are high chances that it can turn into chronic epididymitis as in your case. I... Read Full »
Will different testicle sizes affect the visa medical test?
Query: Hi doctor, I was attacked by mumps around three years back and now my testicle sizes are different. So, I wanted to know about the treatment. Will I get rejected in visa medical test? I am a petroleum engineer. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted. The difference in size of the testicles is mainly because of two reasons, orchitis and hydrocele. Orchitis is inflammation of the testicles, which has happened three years back due to mumps. There will be redness, pain and ... Read Full »
I had swelling in my left scrotum, and the ultrasound confirmed a bilateral hydrocele. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I had swelling in my left scrotum. Ultrasound confirms bilateral hydrocele. The size is small.Will it disappear on its own?Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Hydrocele happens due to a mismatch in fluid formation and absorption within the sac around the testis. Once fluid produced is more than absorbed, it collects, and the size gradually increases. Some hydroceles may remain the same size. Someti... Read Full »
I have had a swelling recurring on the right testicle for four years. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16 year old, I have a reoccurring swollen right testicle since I was about 12 years old. Whenever my right testicle swells up, I feel a tension in my lower abdomen, and it becomes difficult to perform any physical activities. Whenever my testicle is not swollen, it feels as if ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, the enlarged testicle could be due to only three possibilities which are. Congenital hydrocele Epididymo-orchitis. Varicocele. Recurrent nature and spontaneous disappearance are very classical of congenital hydrocele. When you visited ... Read Full »
Why is there 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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... Read Full »
How difficult is it to remove 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. W... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 anesthe... Read Full »
Is there any medical treatment for hydrocele other than surgery for my 2-year-old baby?
Query: Hi doctor, My two years old baby got a swelling on scrotum. We took him to the hospital, and the doctor said it was a hydrocele. I learned that hydrocele happens when the tract can not close during the baby's formation and should disappear naturally after six to 12 months. So, to get more informatio... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Hydrocele accumulates fluid in the tunica vaginalis covering the spermatic fascia. It is divided into communicating, noncommunicating and hydrocele of the cord. The hydrocele you read about is communicating one which happens in children. It ... Read Full »
What is the reason for recurring swelling near my testicle?
Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I observed a lump or swelling near my left testicle. It had also appeared two years back and I had consulted a doctor and after a USG, he suggested that it will disappear by itself without medication. I have not observed anything like that in the previous two years. N... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. If it was just a hydrocele as reported on your USG, then you need not worry. However, I would suggest you repeat the USG scrotum to confirm because these were done two years ago and it is good to monitor it since it has recurred. For more inf... Read Full »
Why does my penis shrinks halfway when I sit down?
Query: Hello doctor,I had rashes around my scrotum that lasted for about a month and then wet away with anti-fungal medications. A day or two later, I noticed my left testicle was four times bigger than the size of another testicle. It is shiny. And I was diagnosed with hydrocele.There is no change in size... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fungal infections are usually recurrent. And also, fungal infection tends to get a secondary infection of bacteria which causes enlargement of testicles and stretching of testicular skin. Hydrocele cannot be confirmed based on appearance alone. An ultrasound of the s... Read Full »