Lachlan Has A Condition We Have Not Talked About Yet

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Poor little Lachlan. He really is the happiest baby even though he has tons of doctor visits for eating and walking. For whatever reason he has always been behind on his milestones. I know each child is on their own path – but we are trying to be proactive with extra support. We have been open about these extra bits of help he has been receiving – but we have not been open about something else. We were not trying to be sneaky – it was not a huge issue that we thought went away – and the issue is now back.

When we brought Lachlan home we noticed a swelling of his ( I am not sure how to put this) testicles. Go HERE for all the technical stuff. It is called Hydrocele ( (HI-droe-seel) is a type of swelling in the scrotum that occurs when fluid collects in the thin sheath surrounding a testicle.) ) About 5% of newborn boys have this issue. It did not hurt him and it went away when he was 2 months. Well when he was about 13 months we noticed the swelling again. It looks like it hurts so much – but Lachlan does not seem to notice. The swelling is the size of a cutie orange 🙁

What usually happens is by the age of 12 months the fluid collection should not be an issue anymore since the sac closes ( which should have happened before birth with baby boys) and everything should be good. Because the swelling is not going away we have a scheduled visit for Lachlan to go to a urologist for a surgery to close the sac since Lachlan’s body is not doing it itself. So this mama is a little worried and thought it was right to share with you guys something we are going through. I will keep you all updated – I think most likely we will keep an eye on it until he is about 2 years before surgery ( this is what I am thinking – we have not talked to the urologist yet).


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  • Joyce Macormac

    My husband had this is his 40’s – from his vasectomy. It got quite big before it started to bother him and we got it taken care of. He looked quite good in a swimsuit for a while there! Just a build up of fluid and no problems after it was taken care of.

  • Cindy Ziegelbauer

    My son had that, but it wasn’t that big. He mad grunting sounds a lot. He had surgery at 6 months to have it taken care of. The Dr. told me that his testicle could stay up (like the one wasn’t down in the sac where it should be) if we didn’t do surgery

    • Cindy Ziegelbauer

      Ok, this was 45 years ago. Now I remember the grunting was from a double hernia they found when doing the Hydrocele.

  • Tammy Shelton

    My firstborn received a circumcision when he was born. They did like 1/2 the job. It kept getting infected and we were at the doctor constantly (it didn’t matter how clean we kept it!). I was so mad. We had to go to a urologist too to have it looked at and find out what to do. He said we can wait and see if it goes away, or we can fix it with a revision. My son was one when we chose to proceed with the revision. I didn’t want him to continue to go through the irritation and us to have to keep going back to the doctor!
    It was so horrible seeing him get put under on the operating table. I wouldn’t have been anywhere else though. His body seemed lifeless. It was SO HARD to leave him! But, he was fine, healed quickly and we never looked back! I’m so glad we chose to be proactive instead of sitting and waiting!!! Use your mommy instincts!

  • Suzie

    Our son who is now 28, had a hydrocele. His required surgery when he was four years old. He has had no issues since then!

  • Suzie

    Oops and our oldest son didn’t walk till he was 15 months. He was advanced with his verbal skills tho. We had four children that are now adults and they each progressed differently.