Conditions + Treatments

Hydrocele in Children

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What is a hydrocele?

Painless scrotal swelling due to fluid around the testicle.  It may appear that one of your child's testicles appears larger than the other.  Hydroceles are often found in newborn boys, especially premature infants.  Hydroceles can also form during puberty and in adult males. 

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