Asked by: Julien Holfoth
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th February, 2020

Why does my hydrocele hurt?

In most cases an adult hydrocele is painless. However, the swelling of the scrotum may cause some discomfort. If pain is present, this could mean that more serious conditions including infection or testicular torsion (twisting of the testicle/cord) are present. You should contact a doctor right away if there is pain.

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Regarding this, can hydrocele be painful?

Symptoms. Usually, the only indication of a hydrocele is a painless swelling of one or both testicles. Adult men with a hydrocele might experience discomfort from the heaviness of a swollen scrotum. Pain generally increases with the size of the inflammation.

Also Know, what is the cause of hydrocele? The cause is not known in most cases. A small number of hydroceles are caused when something is wrong with one of the testicles (testes). For example, infection, inflammation, injury or tumours of your testicle (testis) may cause fluid to be formed which leads to a hydrocele forming.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what happens if hydrocele is not treated?

If a communicating hydrocele does not go away on its own and is not treated, it can lead to an inguinal hernia. In this condition, part of the intestine or intestinal fat pushes through an opening (inguinal canal) in the groin area.

What helps hydrocele pain?

There are no drugs available to treat adult hydrocele, although pain medication may help relieve any discomfort. Surgery may be needed to repair/drain a hydrocele if it causes pain, if there might be an infection, or if the hydrocele becomes too large.

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