Hydrocoele is a sac filled with fluid that forms around a testicle and this disease does not pose any threat to the testicle. While Hydrocoele is most common in babies, it can form later at the age of 40 and it is generally painless and disappears without treatment. There are two types of Hydrocoele namely Non Communicating and Communicating. Although Hydrocoele usually doesn't cause any pain, it's most common symptom is a swollen scrotum.
HOW IS HYDROCOELE DIAGNOSED?
The doctor will carefully examine the scrotal swelling. Shining a light on the area will help differentiate a hydrocoele from others causes of swelling, such as an inguinal hernia. In adolescents and adults, further diagnostic tests such as blood tests and ultrasound scanning may be recommended.
HOW IS HYDROCOELE TREATED?
In most of the cases, Hydrocoele is treated through surgery and proper medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
This disorder does not cause any damage to the testicles and is a common cause of scrotal swelling.