Hydrocele

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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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 »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

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 »


Dr. Vaibhav

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 »

Will surgery help to treat epididymo-orchitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32 year old male. Is surgery mandatory for epididymo-orchitis, with impression hydrocele and internal septations?  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In cases of epididymo-orchitis with associated hydrocele, chances that it is a pyocele (pus-filled collection) is higher. The presence of internal septations is more suggestive of pus rather than simple hydrocele. If symptoms are severe and are not responding to antibiot...  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 »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

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 hospital last...  Read Full »

Is revision surgery required to correct swelling that occurred after hydrocelectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, Thirty days ago, I had a double hydrocelectomy. After surgery, there was a lot of swelling, which was slow to do down, and then suddenly, three weeks out, it quickly went up. Following an ultrasound, my scrotum was aspirated, draining off 520 ml of fluid. Two days later, it is once again...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling and fluid indicate fluid leaking from the tummy down through the inguinal canal to the scrotum. Hydrocele can be non-communicating, which can be treated by classical hydrocelectomy, but the communicating type should have ligation of the patent vaginalis at th...  Read Full »

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 »


Dr. Yousef Abbas

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 9...  Read Full »

Please suggest if my testicle size is normal with the help of my USG report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I am attaching my USG report, which I had two months before. Is my testicle size normal? Please give me correct answer as I need to go for a medical examination next month. Can I pass the medical exam? I am also attaching medical pro forma. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The size of the testicle is normal, but there is a mild hydrocele (swollen scrotum) and left side grade 1 varicocele. The pro forma you have submitted shows that they will exami...  Read Full »

Will hydrocele cause itching in the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting itching on my penis for the past 20 days. I took Amoxicillin and applied Turgoderm ointment. But still, I am getting the problem. I went for an ultrasound test four years back, and I have hydrocele in the left side testicle and epididymis in the right side. At that time, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To help you better, I need to know the answers to a few questions. Can you tell me the amount of fluid (hydrocele) on the USG report? Are you sexually active except for your partner? If yes, do you use condoms? Do you have burning urination, fever, or chills? Whi...  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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

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 yo...  Read Full »

Can funiculitis and minimal hydrocele cause erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last few months, I have been experiencing sensitive pain and tickling in my right testis. Initially, I ignored the pain considering that it will disappear with time. However, the pain continued to remain. I consulted a urologist yesterday, and he suggested me to get the scrotum ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ultrasound report says that you do not have inflammation of epididymis or testis there is no twist of cord there is no mention of varicocele. There is minimal hydrocele on both sides, which is normal. That is why the doctor gave you simple pain medication and ant...  Read Full »

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