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Hydrocele of the testicle

Also known as Testis Hydrocele

Accumulation of serous fluid between the layers of membrane (tunica vaginalis) covering the TESTIS in the SCROTUM.

Source: MeSH

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with hydrocele of the testicle, 75% report having swelling of scrotum, 68% report having pain in testicles, and 38% report having groin pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hydrocele of the testicle are swelling of scrotum, pain in testicles, groin pain, mass in scrotum, groin mass, excessive urination at night, and symptoms of the scrotum and testes, although you may still have hydrocele of the testicle without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hydrocele of the testicle often receive radiographic imaging procedure, urinalysis, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), ultrasonography, rectal examination, prostate specific antigen measurement, excision and other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hydrocele of the testicle include simethicone (degas), protamines (protamine), diazoxide, flurbiprofen, orlistat (alli), lenalidomide (revlimid), tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic, ciclopirox topical, chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / phenylephrine, methyldopa, efavirenz, amantadine and ubiquinone (q10) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hydrocele of the testicle include sex == male, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years. On the other hand, sex == female almost never get hydrocele of the testicle.

Age

< 1 years
5.5x
1-4 years
1.8x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.9x
Other
0.9x
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