Patient Comments: Hydrocele - Treatment

Question:

What was the treatment for your child's hydrocele? Was surgery required? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: donastl, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 25

This is in regard to my son, born in 1974, with large hydrocele. We were subsequently advised that one testis had atrophied, and surgical intervention was advised at 7 years of age. This was done, and he subsequently had 3 children. However, I was given injections during this pregnancy, in 1974, and as a DES (diethylstilbestrol) exposed mother I am concerned that my son was exposed to DES, as different reports have DES pulled in 1971, some others say 1975. Unsure of what to advise my son.

Comment from: sjean, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 14

My grandson's hydrocele was [later] determined to be associated with liver failure. But at the time of surgery (when he was five months old) to correct the hydrocele, the doctor failed to make any kind of connection with cirrhosis, in spite of my grandson's oversized abdomen.

Comment from: kunal, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 22

My 18 month son has a hydrocele from the birth, we consulted with a pediatric surgeon, and he advised us to wait till the baby’s age is 2 years.

Comment from: 0-2 Male Published: August 28

This is my godson he is having laser surgery next week.

Comment from: HOPE, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 21

An ultrasound was performed and a small left hydrocele was found with no evidence of testicular torsion. No specific cause for this problem was found; however, an antibiotic was prescribed to treat a possible infection. Swelling and pain went away after treatment.

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