One of the abnormalities in male babies is the presence of a hydrocele on newborn baby. Hydroceles or known as hydroceles are the presence of fluid in the genitals of a baby boy that causes them to swell. The cause of hydrocele in newborns is the process of vaginalis that has not been completely closed so that the flow of the peritoneal fluid to the processus vaginalis, the baby who will be born should have the condition of the abdominal cavity to the closed testicles bag. This results in trapped fluid in the abdominal cavity and swells. When your baby gets a condition like this, it will obviously make you anxious and worried, especially with the influence of your child’s fertility condition in the future. Conditions that are getting worse and not getting good treatment will cause problems for your baby but if you give the best treatment you will help overcome the risks, here are some important points that must be considered regarding your baby’s health condition:
- You need proper care for the hydrocele condition in your baby, especially daily care.
- At the age before one year it will usually close itself so it does not require surgery.
- You can consider and consult a doctor to get action especially in surgery if your baby’s hydrocele does not shrink at 12 to 18 months of age.
Hydrocele that occurs in infants will automatically shrink, however, hydrocele in newborns is known as primary hydrocele, in contrast to hydrocele that occurs in adults, which is known as secondary hydrocele which requires therapy while for infants it does not need this therapy. Handling performed for hydrocele in babies includes aspiration or surgery according to the condition of the hydrocele in your baby, increasing or decreasing. Aspiration of hydrocele fluid is not recommended because it can cause several conditions such as infection and recurrence of hydrocele at a later age, whereas for hydrocele surgery indication, it is seen from the condition of the development of hydrocele which is getting bigger and it is feared to compress blood vessels and interfere with the development of daily activities.
Thus, prevention of the baby’s health can be done from the start of your pregnancy because some abnormal conditions in pregnancy will result in several health conditions for the baby after birth. Likewise with the care and health of your baby, immediately consult a doctor if you get a worsening baby’s health condition.