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Where does hydrocele occur in the female body?

Where does hydrocele occur in the female body?

Hydrocele is a collection of serous fluid between the layers of the membrane (tunica vaginalis) that surrounds the testis or along the spermatic cord. Rarely, similar fluid collection can occur in females along the canal of Nuck.

Can a hydrocele still be present after 2 years?

A simple, non-communicating hydrocele either is not decreasing in size, or is still present after 2 years of age. These recommendations are based on the European Association of Paediatric Urology guideline Hydrocele [ EAU, 2016c ], and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) best practice guideline Hydrocele [ BMJ, 2016d ].

Is it painful to walk with a hydrocele?

Hydroceles are normally painless. Large hydroceles may cause discomfort because of their size. Walking or sexual activity may become uncomfortable if you have a very large hydrocele. What causes hydroceles? Most hydroceles occur in adults and are most common in men aged over 40 years. The cause is not known in most cases.

What does a hydrocele in the scrotum feel like?

A hydrocele feels like a small fluid-filled balloon inside your scrotum. It feels smooth and is mainly in front of one of your testicles (testes). Hydroceles vary greatly in size. Very large hydroceles are sometimes seen in elderly men who have never shown their swelling to a doctor. It might have been getting larger over a number of years.

What are the signs and symptoms of a hydrocele?

Hydroceles may also form after surgery or infection in the scrotum. What are the signs and symptoms of a hydrocele? A painless, swollen scrotum is the most common sign of a hydrocele. Your scrotum may feel sore and heavy from the swelling.

Where are the hydroceles in the scrotum located?

A hydrocele is a collection of fluid inside the scrotum. The scrotum holds the testicles. Hydroceles can occur in one or both sides of the scrotum and usually grow slowly.

What does hydrocele stand for in medical terms?

A hydrocele (HI-droe-seel) is a type of swelling in the scrotum that occurs when fluid collects in the thin sheath surrounding a testicle.

Can a hydrocele develop in a baby before birth?

A hydrocele can develop before birth. Normally, the testicles descend from the developing baby’s abdominal cavity into the scrotum. A sac accompanies each testicle, allowing fluid to surround the testicles.