Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hydrocele Treatment

Small hydroceles that are not causing symptoms usually require no specific treatment.

Treatment options for hydrocele in infants include:

  • Most hydroceles in infants resolve without treatment
  • Surgery for hydroceles in infants:
    • May be necessary for large hydroceles

Treatment for hydrocele in adults may include:
  • Small hydroceles do not require treatment
  • Surgery for hydroceles in adults

Hydrocele Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hydroceles:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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