A to Z: Hydroceleenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle within the scrotum.hydrocele, hernia, scrotum, scrotal, testicle, testes, testicle, testis, abdomen, premature, preemie, CD1Primary Care03/27/201304/04/201909/02/201961afb963-fbde-4b4a-ae66-94c991046b2dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hydrocele.html/<p>A hydrocele (HI-dro-seel)&nbsp;is a collection of fluid around the testicle within the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/male-reproductive.html/">scrotum</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Before a boy is born, his testicles develop in the abdomen and then travel through a tube into the scrotum. Normally, this tube then closes.</p> <p>When this tube doesn't close properly, fluid can leak into the scrotum. This results in a hydrocele. If the tube remains open (called a "communicating hydrocele"), fluid from the abdomen can travel up and down the open tube, making the hydrocele change size. If the opening in the tube is large enough, a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hernia.html/">hernia</a> also can develop (when some of the intestines travel into the scrotum through the tube).</p> <p>When the tube closes, trapping the fluid in the scrotum, it creates a "non-communicating hydrocele." This type of hydrocele also can be caused by fluid that comes from the tissues around the testicle due to trauma, infections, or other causes.</p> <p>Hydroceles are common in newborn babies, especially <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/preemies.html/">premature</a> babies, but can also happen in older boys and men.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Treatment depends on the type of hydrocele, the patient's age, and whether he has any symptoms (pain or discomfort). A hydrocele in a baby usually goes away by the first birthday. If it doesn't, or if the hydrocele develops after the first year of life or is associated with a hernia, surgery is often needed. This is a simple surgery and results are usually very good.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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