Are hernia and hydrocele same?
What is a hydrocele and hernia? A hydrocele occurs when fluid collects in the scrotum and causes it to swell. This may or may not be accompanied by a hernia. A hernia is present when bowel or membranes, known as omentum, push through the abdominal wall either into or above the scrotum.
Can hernia cause hydrocele?
The testes and scrotum may stay swollen for a few weeks after surgery before returning to normal. After surgery, less than 1 out of 100 cases have a hernia or hydrocele return, but parents and patients should be aware of this possibility.
What is the difference between hydrocele and inguinal hernia?
Hydrocele is a collection of fluid within a pouch that produces swelling in the groin region or scrotum. An inguinal hernia occurs when abdominal organs protrude into the inguinal canal or scrotum.
How can I reduce my hydrocele without surgery?
Lifestyle modifications. Physical activity is as important as a healthy diet. After confirming with your doctor, you could include exercise in your hydrocele home treatment plan. “Try to avoid any strenuous exercises or yoga asanas that may put pressure on the scrotum and increase discomfort.”
Are there any side effects to hydrocele hernia treatment?
However, a few side effects of this treatment include pain or discomfort, blood clots, infection, postoperative scrotal edema, fibrosis (or abnormal hardening of tissue), injury to the scrotal area and even infertility.
What is the difference between a hydrocele and an inguinal hernia?
Hydrocele is a collection of fluid within a pouch that produces swelling in the groin region or scrotum. An inguinal hernia occurs when abdominal organs protrude into the inguinal canal or scrotum. About 1-5% of children will have a hernia or hydrocele, including newborns.
How often is a hydrocele and hernia surgery performed?
Each year, our physicians treat more than 1,200 patients with a hernia or hydrocele. It is one of the most common surgeries performed by the Division of Urology. The operation is routinely done through one of our day surgical units. Your child usually does not need to spend the night at the hospital.
When does a hydrocele or hernia occur after birth?
A hydrocele or a hernia may be on one or both sides. These conditions can occur when the opening between the abdomen and the scrotum do not close after birth. Hernia or hydrocele occurs in 3-5 percent of full-term infants. Hernias usually occur in newborns but may appear weeks, months or years after birth.