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  • Itchy scrotum

  • Testicles are swollen and purplish or red

  • Testicular pain

  • Scrotal itch

  • Testicles are swollen and blue

  • Itchiness over the testicles

  • Pain in my testicle/s

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Content updated on Dec 6, 2023

What is hydrocele?

A swelling of the scrotum caused by fluid collecting in the space around a testicle. It is common in newborns, older boys and men. It is often caused by inflammation, infection, injury or (much less commonly) cancer.

Symptoms of hydrocele

  • History of water retention in the scrotum

  • Swollen scrotum or testicles

  • Itching in the scrotal region

  • Swelling of the testicles/scrotum with change in color

  • Scrotum or testicle pain

  • Skin Itching

  • Visibly enlarged blood vessels on the scrotum

  • Swelling of any body part

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hydrocele

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with fluid accumulation in your scrotum?

  • Are your testicles or scrotum swollen?

  • Are you experiencing scrotal itching?

  • Do you have scrotal pain?

  • Is your skin itchy?

Treatment for hydrocele

In newborns, hydroceles can disappear on their own. If a hydrocele doesn't disappear, surgery may be required. In other cases, treatment of the underlying cause is necessary.

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References

  • Huzaifa M, Moreno MA. Hydrocele. 2023 Jul 3. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan–. PMID: 32644551.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32644551/#:~:text=A%20hydrocele%20is%20an%20abnormal,either%20be%20congenital%20or%20acquired.

  • Esposito C, Escolino M, Turrà F, Roberti A, Cerulo M, Farina A, Caiazzo S, Cortese G, Servillo G, Settimi A. Current concepts in the management of inguinal hernia and hydrocele in pediatric patients in laparoscopic era. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2016 Aug;25(4):232-40. doi: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2016.05.006. Epub 2016 May 11. PMID: 27521714.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1055858616300191?via%3Dihub

  • Doudt AD, Kehoe JE, Ignacio RC, Christman MS. Abdominoscrotal hydrocele: A systematic review. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Sep;51(9):1561-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Jun 26. PMID: 27421822.

    https://www.jpedsurg.org/article/S0022-3468(16)30147-6/fulltext

  • Liolios N, Anagnostopoulos D, Sfougaris D, Valioulis I, Kasselas V, Malliaropoulos N. Abdominoscrotal hydrocele. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 1997 Dec;7(6):371-2. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1071196. PMID: 9493993.

    https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-2008-1071196

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Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

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Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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