Hydrocele is a type of swelling in the scrotum that occurs when the fluid collects in the thin sheath surrounding the testicles. It’s not usually dangerous. It is treated when it starts causing pain or when it decreases the blood supply to the penis even though it’s rare. 

Usually, the treatment of hydrocele is not needed if it doesn’t change in size. In many cases, hydrocele in men younger than 65 goes away on its own. However, in older men usually, it doesn’t go away.

It is common in new-borns which usually disappears on its own without treatment. However, young boys and adult men can develop hydrocele due to inflammation or injury within scrotum.

There are two types of hydroceles. They are known as non-communicating and communicating. A non-communicating hydrocele occurs when the sac closes but your body doesn’t absorb the fluid. And the remaining fluid is absorbed into the body within a year. Whereas a communicating hydrocele occurs when the sac surrounding your testicles doesn’t close. This allows fluid to flow in and out. 

To treat hydroceles, a doctor does a physical examination of the patient. It includes checking for tenderness in an enlarged scrotum, applying pressure to the abdomen and scrotum to check for inguinal hernia, shining a light through the scrotum, and transillumination that will show clearly fluid surrounding the testicle and confirm if the patient has hydrocele.

After this, the doctor may also recommend blood and urine tests to help determine if the patient has an infection, such as epididymitis. The doctor may also go for an ultrasound to help rule out hernia, testicular tumor or other causes of scrotal swelling. 

Post examining and understanding the nature of hydrocele to the core, the doctor decides the mode of the treatment. 

Laser Surgery

Laser surgery is considered as the best treatment to remove hydrocele. It’s performed under local or general anesthesia. A small cut is made in the scrotum and the fluid is drained out. The surgery is completed within a few hours and the patient is fit to go home. 

Advantages of laser surgery:

  • 30 minutes procedure
  • No pain 
  • No blood
  • No stitches
  • More precise
  • No wound
  • No scar
  • Same-day discharge
  • Minimum swelling and pain after the procedure

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