Hydroceles And Inguinal Hernias


Hydroceles And Inguinal Hernias

Hydroceles and inguinal (groin) hernias can create problems in males.

About 10 percent of male infants have a hydrocele at birth. Seldom causing symptoms, this swelling of the scrotum does not bother a baby and usually disappears in the first year of life, even though the appearance may worry new parents. In older males, a hydrocele usually remains painless but may cause discomfort due to the increased size of the scrotum.

Only about 25 percent of hernias cause pain or discomfort. However, you may be able to see and feel the bulge that often occurs at the junction of the thigh and groin. About one percent of boys develop hernias, with premature infant males having a higher incidence. Sometimes, the protruding intestine enters the scrotum and causes pain and/or swelling in the scrotum.

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To learn more about this condition we recommend you visit the following website:

www.urologyhealth.org – Hydroceles and Inguinal Hernias

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