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All you should know: left hydrocel

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A hydrocele is a swelling in the scrotum that occurs when fluid collects in the thin sheath surrounding the testicle. It takes place when too much fluid builds up inside the scrotum.
Left hydrocele is more common in boys aged 2-5 years and men above 40 years of age. [1]


- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Affects only men
- More common in newborns
- Uncommonly painful or harmful
- Usually midterm: resolves within 6 months
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Lab tests, physical examination, imaging always required
Nearly 10% of males are born with left hydrocele. Hydroceles generally do not pose any threat to the testicles and are painless. They usually disappear without any treatment or surgery, but they need immediate treatment in cases of scrotal swelling that may signal testicular cancer.


Causes:


1. Inflammation
2. Injury, infection in scrotum or testicle
3. Inguinal hernia surgery
4. Blockage in spermatic cord


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable
People may experience:
1. Painless swelling on one or both testicles.
2. Discomfort due to heaviness of a swollen scrotum in older men.
3. Tenderness in scrotum.


Treatment


Self-care: Epsom salt baths, wearing an athletic supporter while playing contact sports, using condoms during intercourse is recommended.
Medications: Needle aspirations are helpful.
Specialists: Consult a urologist for other concerns. Hydrocelectomy surgery may be required in serious cases. At mfine, we provide a comprehensive treatment plan for your optimum health.

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