Hydrocele is a common condition that occurs in men, characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the scrotum. This collection of fluid can cause swelling and a sense of heaviness in the scrotal area. Although hydrocele can be concerning, it is generally a benign and treatable condition.
The causes of hydrocele can vary. In most cases, hydrocele occurs when a small channel that carries abdominal fluid into the scrotum (the processus vaginalis) fails to close properly during fetal development. This leads to the accumulation of fluid in the scrotum.
The most common symptoms of hydrocele include an enlargement of the scrotal sac, which can vary in size, a feeling of weight or fullness in the scrotal area, and, in some cases, mild pain or discomfort. Hydrocele usually does not cause intense pain unless it becomes very large or complicated.
To determine the most appropriate treatment, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized examination.