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Hydroceles

Three types of hydroceles

Normal: The fluid around the testicles is absorbed.

Noncommunicating 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.

Current as ofDecember 19, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Peter Anderson, MD, FRCSC - Pediatric Urology

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