Symptoms:Often a hydrocele does not cause symptoms. You may notice enlargement of your scrotum.when present, can include pain, swelling, or redness of the scrotum or a feeling of pressure at the base of the penis. Treatment:Hydroceles are not usually dangerous and are treated only when they cause pain or embarrassment or when they decrease the blood supply to the penis (rare). Treatment is not usually needed if a hydrocele does not change in size or gets smaller as the body reabsorbs the fluid.
Hydrocele is a painless buildup of watery fluid around one or both testicles that causes the scrotum or groin area to swell. This swelling may be unsightly and uncomfortable, but it usually is not painful and generally is not dangerous. Although hydroceles are common in newborns, they can also occur at any age in later life.