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Forum Name: Hematology Topics

Question: high rbc count and hydrocodone

 mugen223 - Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:18 pm

will hydrocodone with apap raise the red blood cell count?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:41 pm

User avatar Dear mugen223,

I am sorry, it is very difficult to understand exactly what your question points to.

But I will try to give you a general idea about Hydrocele.

Hydrocele is painless swelling of the scrotum due to fluid collection in the sac surrounding the testicles. It usually occurs at ages above 40 years.

Congenital hydrocele is more common than acquired or secondary hydrocel.
A secondary hydrocele is usually due to:
Scrotal injury : trauma
Radiation therapy
And in association with an inguinal hernia

Diagnosis is made by:
Clinical examination
Ultrasound imaging.

It usually resolve alone in most cases. In persistent or severe cases surgical interference is considered.

I hope this information can help.

Best regards,

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