, – Male fertility is not affected by the presence of fluid around the penis or what is called a hydrocele. However, the problem is the presence of several serious diseases which can be characterized by the appearance of a hydrocele. One of them is an inguinal hernia, which is trapping part of the intestine in the abdominal wall and can cause fatal complications. In addition, a hydrocele can also be an early sign of an infection or tumor.
Hydroceles occur due to the accumulation of fluid around the testicles (testicles), which are usually painless and harmless. However, this buildup of fluid can make the scrotum (testicles sac) swell and cause discomfort. Adult men who experience hydrocele usually do not feel comfortable, because the scrotum increases in size and the weight is also getting heavier.
A man will be more at risk of developing a hydrocele after entering the age of 40 years. In addition, men who have infections (including sexually transmitted infections) or have a history of scrotal injuries are also at risk of developing this disease. Whereas in babies, the risk of hydrocele will increase if they are born prematurely.
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Generally, in many cases, there are no certain symptoms that indicate the occurrence of a hydrocele. However, there are also those who feel pain, the scrotal skin becomes red, and a feeling of pressure at the base of Mr. P. Usually, the pain is only felt when the scrotal size increases. The size of the swelling can change throughout the day. In infants, usually the swelling of the hydrocele will go away on its own.
Most of the causes of hydroceles cannot be determined. In babies, this condition can form before birth. A hydrocele can also be a sign of an open gap between the stomach and scrotum. In the womb, the baby’s testes, which are located in the abdomen, will descend into the scrotum through the gap between the abdominal cavity and the scrotum. Both testicles are enclosed in a sac filled with fluid. Normally, the gap between the stomach and scrotum will close before the baby is born, or soon after birth.
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Then, the fluid in the bag will be absorbed by the body by itself. However, fluids may remain after the gap is closed, this is called a non-communicating hydrocele. This fluid will usually be absorbed slowly in the first year after the baby is born. There is also the possibility that the gap does not close and fluid continues to flow from the abdominal cavity or there is a backflow into the abdominal cavity when the scrotum is full. This condition is called a communicant hydrocele, and can be accompanied by an inguinal hernia.
In adults, hydrocele can appear as a result of infection of the scrotum. Filariasis or elephantiasis, a parasitic infection caused by Wuchereria bancrofti worms, is the leading cause of hydrocele in adults worldwide.
Filariasis is one of the causes of hydrocele. To avoid filariasis, the best way is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that are carriers of the worms, for example by wearing a mosquito net.
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If you feel sudden pain in the scrotum even though there is no swelling, you should immediately do a question and answer with the doctor through the application to get the right treatment. Discussions with doctors can be done via Chat or Voice / Video Call anytime and anywhere. Doctor’s advice can be accepted practically by downloading the application on Google Play or the App Store now!