To diagnose the condition properly, the doctor physically examines the scrotum for any hydrocele. If you or your child face this problem, you may also feel heaviness or swelling in the scrotum. The doctor also needs to examine the tenderness in the scrotum.
To better diagnose the condition, the specialist doctor will thoroughly perform a physical exam. If you have a hydrocele or your kid has it, you may find the scrotum is swollen. If the fluid is present, the scrotum will allow light transmission. Also, the doctor may apply pressure to the abdomen to check for other underlying conditions. The doctor may also ask you to cough or may take a blood or urine sample to check for any infections.