doesn't cause hydrocele
A hydrocele is a collection of fluid in a sac in the scrotum
next to a testis. It usually occurs on one side, but sometimes a hydrocele forms over both testes.
Some babies are born with a hydrocele. Hydroceles are very common in babies. When babies develop in the womb, the testes move from the abdomen to the scrotum. Sometimes the passage which allows this to happen does not close completely. This may then lead to a hydrocele developing.
Hydroceles can sometimes be associated with a hernia
Hydroceles usually improve without any treatment within the first year of life. An operation is usually only advised if the hydrocele persists after 12-18 months of age.If your child also has a hernia, then this will usually be corrected in the same operation.
There are no long-term effects of having a hydrocele. Having a hydrocele does not affect the testicles or a boy's fertility
in the future.