Hydrocele, Adult

ExitCare ImageFluid can collect around the testicles. This fluid forms in a sac. This condition is called a hydrocele. The collected fluid causes swelling of the scrotum. Usually, it affects just one testicle. Most of the time, the condition does not cause pain. Sometimes, the hydrocele goes away on its own. Other times, surgery is needed to get rid of the fluid.

CAUSES

A hydrocele does not develop often. Different things can cause a hydrocele in a man, including:

SYMPTOMS

DIAGNOSIS

Your caregiver will do a physical exam to decide if you have a hydrocele. This may include:

TREATMENT

Treatment depends in part on what caused the condition. Options include:

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

What you need to do at home may depend on the cause of the hydrocele and type of treatment. In general:

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

You have a fever.