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What is Hydrocele?

Accumulation of fluid around the testicles is known as Hydrocele. It is a condition that can become a major health issue for males. It usually occurs in newborn males and resolves on its own. However, in older males, hydroceles occur due to inflammation or injury. In most cases, they are painless and harmless but they may become large and inconvenient after some time.

Eventually, you will have to seek treatment for hydrocele. For advanced treatment, you can get in touch with Surgicare and seek help from the best doctors. Our expert surgeons will diagnose your condition and suggest the most plausible treatment method for hydrocele.

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    Treatment of Hydrocele


    The doctor performs a physical examination to check the tenderness of the enlarged scrotum. He may apply pressure to the abdomen to check for inguinal hernia. In children, there may be visible fluid surrounding the testicles. A flashlight may be used to pass light and see the amount of liquid that is filled around the testicles.

    The doctor may recommend blood and urine tests as well to check for infection. As communicating hydrocele can even lead to hernia, the doctor may suggest having an ultrasound to rule out hernia, swelling and testicular tumor.


    In a baby boy:

    • The surgeon makes a small surgical cut in the groin and drains the fluid. The hydrocele containing the fluid may be removed. The surgeon strengthens the abdominal wall with stitches. It is known as hernia repair.
    • Sometimes, the surgeon uses a laparoscope to perform the procedure. A laparoscope is a telescope-like instrument with a tiny camera that the surgeon inserts into the area through a small surgical cut. The camera gives a clear view of the internal structure on the video monitor. The surgeon repairs hydroceles with small instruments that are inserted through other small surgical cuts.
    • Hydrocelectomy

    Hydrocele may not go away on its own so the doctor recommends hydrocelectomy. It is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. It can be done in two ways:

    1. Open Surgery

    2. Laser Surgery

    In open surgery, the doctor makes an incision in the scrotum or lower abdomen and the hydrocele is removed. You might need a tube to drain the fluid.

    Laser surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where the blood vessels are sealed after repair with minimum blood loss. There is minimal scarring and negligible post-surgery complications with effective hydrocele ablation. It is preferred over open surgery.

    • Needle Drainage

    The doctor drains the fluid with the help of a needle and a syringe. The fluid may get refilled after a few months with this process. This is an ongoing process and is recommended to those who are not fit to undergo surgery.

    • Sclerotherapy

    In this process, the injection is given to stop the hydrocele from recurring after fluid drainage. It may not be the right treatment option for everyone.

    Why Surgicare ?

    Surgicare is COVID-19 safe

    our safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

    Post Surgery Care

    We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

    Medical Expertise With Technology

    Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. Our procedures are according to the norms of NABH.

    Assisted Surgery Experience

    A dedicated Medical Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

    Frequently   Asked Questions

    Home remedies to treat swelling due to hydrocele include:

    • Using a cold compress on the scrotum to relieve swelling
    • Painkillers after doctor consultation
    • Wearing athletic support
    • Sitz bath or shallow bath to reduce inflammation
    • Avoiding strenuous activities

    A hydrocele is an abnormal fluid-filled sac around the testes that causes the scrotum to swell. Hydroceles can occur on either side of the scrotum or, in rare cases, on both sides.

    You can go with a normal diet during hydrocele with the following precautions:

    • Drink enough water to stay hydrated.
    • Avoid canned or processed food.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking
    • Avoid sleeping immediately after dinner

    Before and immediately after the surgery, do not perform any activity that puts strain on your genitals. Avoid straining your groin to prevent hydrocele from recurring.

    Premature babies are at higher risk of being born with hydrocele. At later stages the risk may include:

      • Injury or swelling in the scrotum.
      • Infection, including sexually transmitted infection

    You can see a vascular surgeon, a urologist, or a general surgeon to get advanced treatment for hydrocele. We, at Surgicare, house a team of specialists who can treat hydrocele safely and effectively.

    You can book an appointment with Surgicare by either giving us a call on the number given at the top or filling the appointment form. We will connect you with the best doctors who you can consult at the earliest without any hassle.

    Fast Facts on Hydrocele

    1. Hydrocele is commonly found in newborns, which disappears within the first 1 to 2 years of life without any treatment.

    2. Hydrocele may also develop in boys and adult men due to any injury within the scrotum.

    3. It is not fatal. It is usually painless and may not cause any discomfort.

    4. Hydrocele requires surgery as it may get severe with time.

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    Fast Facts on Hydrocele

    1. Hydrocele is commonly found in newborns, which disappears within the first 1 to 2 years of life without any treatment.

    2. Hydrocele may also develop in boys and adult men due to any injury within the scrotum.

    3. It is not fatal. It is usually painless and may not cause any discomfort.

    4. Hydrocele requires surgery as it may get severe with time.

    What are the Different Types of Hydrocele?

    There are two types of hydrocele, i.e., communicating and non-communicating hydrocele. They are explained below:

    1. Non-communicating hydrocele

    This occurs when the fluid-filled sac closes, but the body fails to absorb the fluid. This type of hydrocele rarely causes any kind of problem as there is no direct connection between the sac and the abdominal cavity. It may take around a year to resolve.

    2. Communicating hydrocele

    It happens when the sac filled with fluid does not seal. The fluid tends to flow in and out. The swelling may increase with time in case of communicating hydrocele as the connection between the sac and the abdominal cavity stays open. It is more serious than non-communicating hydrocele and may even turn into inguinal hernia. This type of hydrocele doesn’t resolve without treatment. Therefore, it is important that you seek proper treatment for the disease at the right time.

    What are the natural treatment methods for hydrocele?

    The natural method to resolve hydrocele may involve ayurvedic or homeopathic treatment. However, the success rate of these methods may vary from patient to patient. But many people claim that these methods work. Hence, they are worth a try.

    Ayurveda treatment for Hydrocele

    The treatment pacifies both VATA and KAPHA in the case of hydrocele. The Ayurvedic medicines for hydrocele treatment are:

    • Chandraprabha Vati: It helps in reducing the swelling and inflammation in the reproductive organ.
    • Vridhivadhika Vati: This is a medicine of choice for hydrocele. This ayurvedic medicine helps to reduce swelling in the abdomen and naturally reduces the hernia.
    • Arogyavardhini Vati: This helps in treating abdominal problems such as abdominal pain, intestinal gas, heaviness in the abdomen.

    Allopathic treatment

    There are no drugs or medication available to treat hydrocele although you may get relief from pain killers. But, consult your doctor before you take any medicine for hydrocele.

    Homeopathic treatment

    Consult a homeopathic doctor to know the medicines. Some of them are:

    • Arnica and Conium – These homeopathy medicines treat hydrocele caused by injury.
    • Berberis Vulgaris, Nux Vomica and Clematis – This treats the pain in genitals that is caused during hydrocele which also extends to the abdomen when left untreated.
    • Clematis and Rhododendron – There may be a burning sensation and soreness in the testes. To get relief from rushing pain, these medicines may be subscribed. This is for the right and left side respectively.
    • Abrotanum, Pulsatilla and Rhododendron – This is for Congenital hydrocele and is safe for children.

    Note: This is for information purposes only. Do not self-medicate

    Seek Advanced Treatment for Hydrocele at Pristyn Care

    Leaving a condition like hydrocele is never a good thing as it can lead to infection or blood clots. Though hydrocele won’t become life-threatening, it will cause a lot of discomfort and pain if left untreated for a long time. You can get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult with our surgeons to seek advanced treatment for hydrocele in a minimally invasive manner. We leverage the advanced laser technology to cure hydrocele in a safe and effective manner. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis and the patient goes back home on the same day. The recovery period is also less and the patient can resume daily activities from the next day.

    You can learn everything about the disease, its treatment methods, risks, complications, post-surgery care, etc. from Pristyn Care’s medical experts. Book an appointment with us and consult with them to explore your treatment options.

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    All humans deserve equal treatment but everyone cannot afford costly treatments at multispeciality or super-specialty hospitals.

    In India, many people don’t even have mediclaim to deal with medical emergencies. Also, there is a lack of experienced professionals to consult for a second opinion in case of surgery. Surgicare & ICU is built keeping in view the above points. It offers surgery and post-surgery critical care.

    Surgicare & ICU Hospital is well equipped for all kinds of surgeries and offers one of the best ICU teams of Vadodara to take care of critical patients. It offers help to all those patients who do not have mediclaim but need treatments. Surgicare & ICU offers the opportunity for second opinions.

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