Hydroceleenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/KH_generic_header_01_2.jpgA hydrocele is a pouch of fluid around the testicle inside the scrotum. Hydroceles are common in newborns, especially preemies.hydrocele, hernia, inguinal, scrotum, bulge in groin, testicular, testicles, hydroseal, bulge, lump, bump, scrotal, ultrasound of scrotum, torsion, testicular mass05/29/201910/18/201910/18/2019T. Ernesto Figueroa, MD05/15/2019e3072cb0-aa83-418b-8536-e1f3c66fa592https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hydrocele.html/<h3>What Is a Hydrocele?</h3> <p>A hydrocele (HI-dro-seel) is a pouch of fluid around the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/male-reproductive.html/">testicle</a> inside the scrotum. Hydroceles are common in newborns, especially in <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/born-early.html/">premature babies</a>. Older boys and men can get them too.</p> <div class="rs_skip rs_preserve"><!-- TinyMCE Fix --> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-metadata.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/kh-video-controller.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//familysurvey.org/misc/javascript/js_apps/video/single-30-sec-hydrocele-en.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </div> <h3>What Are the Signs &amp; Symptoms of a Hydrocele?</h3> <p>A boy with a hydrocele has a bulge in the groin or scrotum. You may or may not be able to see the bulge, but you or a doctor can feel it.</p> <p>Hydroceles can temporarily change size when a baby cries or changes position.</p> <h3>What Causes a Hydrocele?</h3> <p>Normally, when a baby boy is developing in the womb, his testicles start to form in his abdomen or belly. Then the testicles move through a "tunnel," called the inguinal canal, into the genital area. As they move through the canal, they push belly lining along with them. The lining forms a pouch around the testicles inside the scrotum. The top of the pouch eventually closes up before birth.</p> <p>Sometimes when the testicles and lining move together into the scrotum, fluid stays in the pouch. This is called a hydrocele.</p> <p>There are two kinds of hydroceles:</p> <ol class="kh_longline_list"> <li>A <strong>communicating hydrocele</strong> is open at the top, so fluid can flow in and out of the belly.</li> <li>A <strong>non-communicating hydrocele</strong> is closed at the top, so fluid stays trapped in the scrotum.</li> </ol> <h3>How Is a Hydrocele Diagnosed?</h3> <p>Usually a doctor diagnoses a hydrocele with a physical exam. Sometimes the doctor may order imaging studies such as an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ultrasound-scrotal.html/">ultrasound</a> to confirm the hydrocele or rule out other conditions, such as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/torsion.html/">testicular torsion</a> or an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/inguinal-hernias.html/">inguinal hernia</a>.</p> <h3>How Is a Hydrocele Treated?</h3> <p>How doctors treat a hydrocele depends on the type and location of the hydrocele, the patient's age, and other things.</p> <p>Hydroceles in babies usually go away on their own by the time a child is 1&ndash;2 years old. If the hydrocele doesn't go away or if it happens with another condition (like a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hernia.html/">hernia</a>), surgery may be needed.</p> <h3>What Can Parents Do?</h3> <p>If your child has a hydrocele or has had one repaired:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Follow the doctor's advice about any follow-up appointments.</li> <li>Watch the hydrocele for any changes, and let your doctor know if you notice any.</li> <li>Take comfort in knowing that hydroceles rarely affect a boy's ability to have children later in life.</li> </ul>HidroceleUn hidrocele es un saco de líquido alrededor de un testículo, dentro del escroto. Los hidroceles son comunes en los recién nacidos, especialmente en los bebés prematuros. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/hydrocele-esp.html/b41ef717-291e-438f-b662-c19a2d90c5fe
HerniasHernias are fairly common in kids, and hernia repair is one of the most common pediatric surgeries.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hernia.html/7d8de0d8-ef61-4907-9ed4-527ad3612366
Inguinal HerniasAn inguinal hernia happens when part of the intestines pushes through an opening in the lower part of the abdomen. Doctors fix these hernias with surgery.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/inguinal-hernias.html/c91103d8-97cc-4013-a9fd-63efb67fe53a
Male Reproductive SystemUnderstanding the male reproductive system and what it does can help you better understand your son's reproductive health.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/male-reproductive.html/7c0d5bed-bfc7-4f0e-844f-355a4a5f61b0
Ultrasound: ScrotumDoctors order a scrotal ultrasound when they're concerned about symptoms such as scrotal pain or swelling.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ultrasound-scrotal.html/aa69b36d-84f5-4bc3-b7b3-0a08fc28d05c
Undescended TesticlesShortly before birth, a boy's testicles usually descend into the scrotum. When a testicle doesn't make the move, this is called cryptorchidism, or undescended testicles.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cryptorchidism.html/329230c8-7371-4fc2-82c1-61e63cf14f53
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