The buildup of fluid in a body cavity is known as hydrocoele. For example the accumulation of fluid around the testicle is known as hydrocele testis. These hydrocoeles are not painful but cause discomfort and can have a bluish skin discolouration.
HOW IS HYDROCOELE DIAGNOSED?
General surgeon may examine your scrotum and examine your symptoms. The scrotum will be checked by shining a light behind each testicle to check for presence of solid masses, which may be due to cancer and other problems. An ultrasound may give a clearer picture of the Hydrocoele.
HOW IS HYDROCOELE TREATED?
Hydrocoele are not usually dangerous and resolve on their own. In cases where the Hydrocoele is too large and causes reduced blood supply to penis, drainage of the fluid may be needed. In some cases surgical removal may be needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is a treatable problem and usually the doctors conduct a surgery as early as possible to avoid risks.