PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What's the treatment for a hydrocele in a baby boy?

ANSWER

A hydrocele usually goes away on its own before a boy’s first birthday. If it doesn’t, or if it gets bigger, you should take him back to his doctor to see if he needs treatment.

If your son has a communicating hydrocele, the pediatrician will usually recommend surgery.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What is a hydrocelectomy?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.