Normal: The fluid around
the testicles is absorbed.
Noncommunicating hydrocele: The fluid stays around the testicles and is not
Communicating hydrocele: The fluid
flows back and forth between the scrotum and the abdomen.
Hydrocele of the cord: The fluid is located in the spermatic cord, between the
scrotum and the abdomen.
December 28, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.