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    Hydroceles

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    Normal: The fluid around the testicles is absorbed.

    Noncommunicating hydrocele: The fluid stays around the testicles and is not absorbed.

    Communicating hydrocele: The fluid flows back and forth between the scrotum and the abdomen.

    Hydrocele of the cord: The fluid is located in the spermatic cord, between the scrotum and the abdomen.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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