Hydroceles

Three types of hydroceles

Normal: The fluid around the testicles is absorbed.

Non-communicating hydrocele: The fluid stays around the testicles and is not absorbed.

Communicating hydrocele: The fluid flows back and forth between the scrotum and the abdomen.

Hydrocele of the cord: The fluid is located in the spermatic cord, between the scrotum and the abdomen.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology

Current as ofMarch 21, 2018

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