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Hernia and hydrocele - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Had a query for my dad
Doctor :   Dr XXXhere
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   he has been diagonised with Hernia and asked to undergo an operation....however during his ultrasound, another doctor told him that its hydrocele and not hernia
Doctor :   May i know his age?
User :   he is 65 yrs
Doctor :   Both the things are to be examined and cannot be commented by ultrasound.
Doctor :   A proper examination is needed for both to be confirmatory.
User :   ok... but is hydrocele a situation to be worried about
Doctor :   Some tests are to be conducted on him by the examining doc who will confirm it.
Doctor :   What symptoms is he having?
User :   immense pain in the groin area
User :   and he is having painkillers to subdue the same
Doctor :   Is he having any difficulty during walking, passing stools, urination?
Doctor :   A hydrocele is an accumulation of fluid in testis or along the spermatic cord.
Doctor :   A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents are usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue
User :   i dont think that he is having a difficulty in passing urine or stool
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Both the conditions are to be treated by surgery.
Doctor :   And he would be relieved of his symptoms after that.
User :   ok..thanks....
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no..thanks for your consultation
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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