Hydrocele: Swelling of the Scrotum

January 23, 2017

A hydrocele is a painless buildup of watery fluid around both of the of testicles that cause the groin or scrotum area to swell. This swelling may be unsightly and uncomfortable but is normally not painful or dangerous. However, a hydrocele is common in newborns; they can also happen at any age in later life. What causes a Hydrocele? It is unknown what causes hydroceles. Hydroceles in newborns may suggest…