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What is hydrocele?

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Hydrocele is a pool of fluid around the testicle and is usually harmless. But if it's large enough, it can cause pain or pressure. Though men can form a hydrocele after injury, the majority of men with hydroceles have no obvious trauma or known cause.

From: Testicular Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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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