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What is hydrocele in baby boys?

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A hydrocele is a swelling in a boy’s scrotum, the thin sac that holds his testicles. It happens when too much fluid builds up inside. The condition is most common in newborns, though older boys and men can get it, too.

It may sound or look serious, even painful, but don’t worry. It won’t hurt your baby. It might even go away on its own. But you should still see the doctor about it.

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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