Role of Homoeopathy in Hydrocele
(Advancements in Homeopathic Research, Vol. 6 No.3, August 2021-October 2021, Date of Publication 2021/08/1, Pages no. 23-28)
Rosario Pascoal D’souza*
*MD (HOM) PhD (Scholar)
Principal / Director,
DSVK’s E. B. Gadkari Homoeopathic Medical College, Plot P-19, Gadhinglaj MIDC, Taluka Gadhinglaj, District Kolhapur, Maharashtra-416502.
Address for correspondence:
Prof. Dr. Rosario Pascoal D’souza
Niramay Clinic, 112 Subhash Lane, Ajara, Taluka Ajara, District Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, PIN: 416505 .
Cell No.: 9850621779,
A hydrocele literally is an accumulation of serous fluid in a body cavity. A hydrocele of testis is the accumulation of fluids around a testicle. Hydrocele is collection of fluid along the path of testicular descent which usually presents as a painless, cystic scrotal mass leading to an increase in the volume of the scrotal contents. It is often caused by peritoneum wrapped around the testicle, called the tunica vaginalis. Primary hydroceles may develop in adulthood, particularly in the elderly and in hot countries, by slow accumulation of serous fluid. This is presumably caused by impaired reabsorption, which appears to be the explanation for most primary hydroceles, although the reason remains obscure. About 10% of newborn male infants have a hydrocele, which often clears up without any particular treatment within the first year of life. Hydroceles occur in only about 1% of adult men, and will often need treatment if it doesn’t disappear on its own.