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If a child has a hernia, a section of his intestine has protruded through a weakness in his abdominal muscles.
Inguinal hernias occur:
A hydrocele is a collection of fluid in the scrotum around the testicle.
Is surgery necessary?
If your child has an inguinal hernia, our surgeons can probably correct it using a relatively simple procedure; your child will most likely be able to go home the same day that she has the surgery.
Hydroceles usually go away on their own and no treatment is typically needed. If the hydrocele has not disappeared by the time your child is age 1 or it becomes very large, your child may need a simple surgery to remove it.
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