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How do doctors diagnose a hydrocele in a baby boy?

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When you take your son to the doctor, she’ll do a physical exam. She’ll check his scrotum for fluid and tenderness, and she'll shine a light through it to see if there’s fluid around his testicle.

She’ll also check to make sure your baby doesn’t have a hernia.

Your son may also get a blood test and an ultrasound to make sure nothing else is causing the swelling.

From: Hydrocele in Baby Boys WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Hydrocele.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Surgery for Hydrocele Repair.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital: “Hydrocele Symptoms and Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 15, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Hydrocele.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Surgery for Hydrocele Repair.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital: “Hydrocele Symptoms and Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 15, 2017

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