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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
Last RevisedDecember 28, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: December 28, 2012
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