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Normal: The fluid around the testicles is absorbed.
Noncommunicating hydrocele: The fluid stays around the testicles and is not absorbed.
Communicating hydrocele: The fluid flows back and forth between the scrotum and the abdomen.
Hydrocele of the cord: The fluid is located in the spermatic cord, between the scrotum and the abdomen.
Current as of: December 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicinePeter Anderson, MD, FRCSC - Pediatric Urology
Current as of:
December 19, 2018
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter Anderson, MD, FRCSC - Pediatric Urology
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