Hydrocele is a condition in which a fluid filled sac is formed outside the testicles inside the scrotum. This is mostly found in new born babies but is also not uncommon in men above the age of 40 years. In babies, this condition is found from birth and resolves itself within the first year without any treatment. The symptom for hydrocele is swelling in the scrotum which is painless. You must immediately contact a specialist doctor for this condition as there can be other reasons behind the swelling in the scrotum including testicular cancer. The doctor can diagnose hydrocele during clinical examination and would require an ultrasound scan to rule out the other conditions which may cause swelling in the testis. In adults there might be a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum and the swelling would be worse in the morning than in the evenings. Testicular swelling can also be due to some kind of infection which can be diagnosed by doing some blood tests and urine test.
In new born babies the hydrocele will resolve within a year of being born. However if this does not happen then a small surgery would have to be done by a urologist. In adults the hydrocele resolves itself within 6 months but if it does not, then a surgery might be required specially in cases of communicating hydrocele. In the surgery for hydrocele, the surgeon would give a small incision on the scrotum or the abdomen depending on the location of the hydrocele to drain out the fluid and cut the sac so that it cannot be formed again. The fluid in the sac can also be drained using a needle without requiring any surgery. In such cases a drug might be injected in the sac to prevent it from filling again. Post surgery recovery would take place within 2-3 weeks during which time you cannot ride a two wheeler or lift heavy weights. Testis are extremely important for any man in order to reproduce and any condition in them should not be ignored.
Dr Pramod Prasad is one of the best General Surgeon for the treatment of Hydrocele through surgery or through needle aspiration. The cost of the treatment ranges from Rs. 15,000 - Rs 25,000 and the hospital stay is one day. If you have a health insurance policy then your condition would be covered if you are an adult but might not be covered if the condition exists from birth which is the case for new born babies. However check with your insurance provider about the conditions in your policy as some treatments are not covered with the first two years of the inception of the policy. The cost of consultation and tests would be in the range of Rs. 1500 - Rs. 5000 which in any case is not covered by the insurance if the treatment does not include hospitalization.
Sethi Hospital was setup in the year 1996 by the doctor couple of Dr. Ashok Sethi and Dr Pushpa Sethi in the city of Gurgaon. Initially the hospital offered services in the fields of Orthopaedics and Gynaecology but soon developed into a multi-specialty hospital offering complete range of secondary and tertiary level treatments. In the last 24 years, the hospital has treated more than 12 lac patients throught outdoor and indoor facilities. Sethi Hospital has won the trust of the patients on the basis of ethical and cost effective treatment. Middle class patients who have to self finance their medical treatment, find our pricing quite affordable for the quality of treatment given.
The state of art cutting edge medical technology deployed at Sethi hospital makes us a complete hospital for your medical treatment. Most of the patients who come for any kind of treatment normally require the facilities of ultrasound, colour doppler, echocardiography and digital x-ray within the hospital. Sethi hospital has all these facilities inhouse which means that the patient does not have to run from one place to another for getting the complete treatment. Inhouse pharmacy and pathology lab ensures that the attendants of the patients getting admitted at the hospital can have the peace of mind and do not have to run helter skelter.
The team of doctors at Sethi hospital are some of the most experiencd medical professionals in the city of Gurgaon. Almost all our doctors have more than 15-20 years of experience in their respective fields. The doctors at Sethi Hospital are always trying to improve the medical and surgical outcomes and take active part in continous medical education programmes. Our team of doctors are assisted by highly trained paramedics in the diagnostic field. Our Nursing Team efficiently carries out the doctor's instructions and provide compassionate care which speeds up the healing process. The Physiotherapy Team makes sure that your recovery is quick and complete.
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