A Hydrocele is an accumulation of fluid inside the layers of tissue covering the testis. This results in massive increases in size of the scrotum with a disfiguring appearance. The fluid is usually straw colored and clear. Sometimes there may be an infection which results in the formation of pus (pyocele) or there may be accumulation of blood (hematocele).
A very small hydrocele can be usually left alone and managed by watchful waiting. However, large hydroceles need surgery. At the Metro Male clinic Holmium laser is used for this surgery. The laser is very effective in cutting and sealing blood vessels keeping pain and blood loss to a minimum. This also results in faster healing with minimal scarring.