Three types of hydroceles

Normal: The fluid around the testicles is absorbed.

Noncommunicating hydrocele: The fluid stays around the testicles and is not absorbed.

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.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

Current as of: September 9, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology