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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
Last Revised December 28, 2012

Last Revised: December 28, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology

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