Proper Handling Of Hydrocele In Infants?

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It contains water that the doctor said hidrocele, can it heal itself or what? please give a solution and what is the cause?

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Hydrocele is the formation of fluid-filled sacs around the testes in the scrotum. Hydrocele can occur only in 1 testis, but can also occur in both testicles. This condition is quite common in newborns (about 5% of male babies have hydrocele), especially babies born prematurely. Hydrocele in general will disappear by itself without any therapy at the age of 1 year.

During fetal development, the testicles are indeed surrounded by a bag filled with fluid. Normally this bag will close by itself and the fetus's body will absorb this fluid so that at birth this bag is no longer around the testes. In babies who have hydrocele, this bag stays and the fluid is not absorbed.

Because this condition is harmless, does not interfere, and in most children hydrocele will disappear by itself without therapy at the age of 1 year, usually doctors will not recommend any therapy. Surgical therapy for lifting hydrocele can be considered if the hydrocele does not shrink after past the age of 1 year. If your baby is under 1 year old, then you don't need to worry too much and just wait until the hydrocele disappears on its own. If the baby is over 1 year old and the hydrocele is still present, take your baby to a pediatric surgeon for further evaluation and management.

The following article is about hydrocele that you can read

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