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
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