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Trouble With Teens

Hydrocele

At Sheffield Hallam University Dr Christian sees an abnormally large testicle on a student called Jack. Dr Christian diagnoses a Hydrocele, which is a fluid filled sack that forms next to the testicle. There are a number of options to treat it, and Jack decided he wants to consider full surgical removal of the sack. He heads off to a surgeon who does a light test to confirm that the scrotum is filled with fluid. Jack decides to proceed with the treatment and after an eye-watering operation, has two normal sized testicles once again.

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I am a 23 year old woman and am 21 stone who suffer from polysistic ovaries,PST disorder and iconic pain disorder. I have tried diets and exercise i find it difficult because of my medical conditions i was wondering if i could get a gastric band of the NHS. I just need some help please. from sarajane89





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hello i have Hydrocele and im 17 and its really uncomfable is there any way to get rid of it without considering surgical removal thanks myles





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