Many men suffer from acondition called hydrocele. Those who are suffering from this kind of a condition have aswollen scrotum, but this doesn't produce any significant pain or discomfort.This condition can also appear at birth, since it happens approximately toevery tenth male newborn, but the effects usually disappear after a year. Theswollen testis is a result of a sac filled with water. The problem usuallyappears at both testicles, and it is important to visit a doctor if you areexperiencing this swelling. We have stated a common cause, but the conditioncan be provoked because of a more serious condition, like a tumor or inguinalhernia. When the mentioned hernia occurs, the intestines force their way to thescrotum through the weak abdominal wall. This condition will definitely requiremedical treatment.
We have said thatchildren and babies can have hydrocele and that its usually disappears withoutany treatment, but this isn't always the case. Remember to go to the doctor ifthe condition is not removed, or if even it grows bigger after a year. Sometimesthe babies will develop the condition while in the womb. Usually the fluid getsabsorbed after the sac is closed, but in certain number of cases, the fluidfrom the sac can remain. When this happens, the condition called non-communicatinghydrocele is the guilty party for the condition. Sometimes the fluid from thesac returns to the abdomen or even stay open, and this problem is namedcommunicating hydrocele.
We have covered thecauses of the condition in male children and babies. When adult males areconcerned, the condition is usually the result of an injury, or an infection.Naturally, this is connected with scrotum injury and inflammation (common placefor the inflammation is the coiled tube located in the back area of thetesticle).
What about the treatment?The condition is not at all dangerous and especially harmful, but although its usually disappears on its own after a year, it can grow very big and causegreat discomfort. In these cases, a visit and consultation with a professionalis needed. Surgery is performed in these cases. The surgeon will make theincision and remove the hydrocele. Other method of hydrocele treatment is byremoving the liquid using needle. If you have undergone a surgical treatment,you will have to wear a scrotal support and put ice packs on the scrotum for awhile.