A hydrocele is a type of physiological defect in which swelling of scrotum takes place due to an abnormal collection of fluid inside the scrotal sac. The accumulated fluid surrounds the testis on all sides. It is one of the most common physiological diseases in new-born babies below one-year-old (Congenital Hydrocele). Surprisingly, in infants and children, it disappears automatically without any treatment. A hydrocele is also a problem in old boys and adults. Unlike male babies, the disease in adults doesn’t cure by itself. The reason for hydrocele in adults has many causes. Most commonly it is due to a physiological imbalance between fluid secretion and absorption but can also occur due to infections, trauma and testicular tumors.
A hydrocele is just like a symptom; it doesn’t cause any pain and treatment. It may cause discomfort to the patient because of swelling. If instead of swelling, you are feeling pain inside then you must consult a doctor to find out the exact cause of the symptom.
Causes of Hydrocele:
The reason behind hydrocele is of two types:- First in the new-born babies and second is the adult male. We can get familiar with the two reasons behind hydrocele, and they are:-
Physiological: Due to an imbalance between the secretion and absorption rates of the fluid.
Symptoms of Hydrocele:
If a person suffers from hydrocele we can assume the following type of symptoms of scrotum swelling:
Treatment of hydrocele:
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