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Hydroceles

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 of: February 10, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Peter Anderson MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology

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