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Originally Posted by baybee
The dr's advice is good. This is something I've seen in 2 out of 500 boys. If you want to Google it, it's spelled "hydrocele". With the 2 boys I've seen, the parents did nothing and it all resolved by itself but, I know, it's scary to see the swelling.
|More than 80% of newborn boys have a patent processus vaginalis, but most close spontaneously within 18 months of age.|
Originally Posted by Dave2GA
I'm very worried about the purplish color. As I recall usually hydrocoeles just cause scrotal swelling,not color changes. He could have a testicular torsion. That is a real emergency. I'd take him to an Emergency Room at once. It can't hurt and it may save his testicle.
Originally Posted by skellbelle
My DH had surgery for a hydrocele on his 18th birthday. Will they still wait that long to see if it resolves itself?