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Sunday, March 9, 2014
Urinary and Genital Disorders (Children)
Hydroceles - penis or testicles?
Could a "water" appearance around the penis (instead of the testicles)also be a sign of hernia? My son is 6.
Hydroceles represent fluid around the testicles and may be a sign of a hernia in children. If the swelling gets bigger and smaller, the child does have a form of a hernia. If however, the fluid never changes in size, it may be a simple hydrocele.
Rama Jayanthi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University