Hydrocele - Treatment

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What is the treatment for hydroceles?

In 95% of congenital (present at birth) hydroceles, the natural history is one of gradual and complete resolution by one year of age. For those lasting longer than one year or for those non-communicating hydroceles that manifest after the first year, surgical repair is indicated since these rarely resolve spontaneously.

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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.

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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.

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