The first signs of dropsy may appear a few days after the birth of the baby, or at the end of the first month of life. The process can develop over a period of several days, or the symptoms can appear almost overnight.
First of all, it is necessary to understand what is the physiological dropsy of testicles in newborns. In the children of the first month of life, dropsy may be due to incomplete obliteration of the vaginal membrane of the peritoneum. But it can self-obliterate both in the first month of the child's life, and until the end of the first year of life. This is considered normal when in the first month of a child's life he has a dropsy, which is considered physiological. It can be resolved independently, so it is considered a normal phenomenon.
Depending on the way of obliteration of the vaginal process, there are different types of dropsy. The dropsy of the testicles is the most common form. In this form, the fluid accumulates only between the membranes and there is no connection with the peritoneum. This form alone can not be resolved, since there is no way out for this liquid.
Communicated dropsy of the testicles develops when the vaginal process connects to the abdominal cavity and thus there is fluid accumulation between the membranes that freely connects to the abdominal cavity. Dropsy shells of the spermatic cord is characterized by the accumulation of fluid only in the course of the given spermatic cord.
But such kinds of hydrocephalus in a long process can go to different stages: for example, communicating dropsy of the testicles can become isolated.
Two-sided dropsy of testicles in newborns happens when both vaginal processes are not overgrown. In this case, the process is often not independently resolved.
A dropsy of the right and left testicles in a newborn occurs equally often and does not depend on any conditions.
The main clinical symptom of dropsy is the enlargement of the scrotum from one side in size. This does not bother the baby, the skin is not red and does not cause any sensations. Simply increasing it in volume speaks about this process.