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How is a hydrocele treated?

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If a hydrocele is very large or painful, surgery can usually correct it. Injecting a special material through the scrotal wall can sometimes fix hydroceles without surgery.

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SOURCES:  American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Testicular Cancer." National Cancer Institute: "Testicular Cancer: Questions and Answers." Cummings, J. 2002. U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Testicular Torsion;" "Epididymitis;" "Varicocele;" "Hydrocele;" and "Hernia." WebMD Feature: "Testicular Cancer: Self-Exams at Home." Walsh, P. 8th Ed., Elsevier, 2002. Mayo Clinic: "Orchitis."
Journal of Urology,Campbell's Urology,

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:  American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Testicular Cancer." National Cancer Institute: "Testicular Cancer: Questions and Answers." Cummings, J. 2002. U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: "Testicular Torsion;" "Epididymitis;" "Varicocele;" "Hydrocele;" and "Hernia." WebMD Feature: "Testicular Cancer: Self-Exams at Home." Walsh, P. 8th Ed., Elsevier, 2002. Mayo Clinic: "Orchitis."
Journal of Urology,Campbell's Urology,

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

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