Inguinal Hernias & Hydroceles

The majority of inguinal hernias and hydroceles go away by themselves by the time your child is 12-18 months old. However, your pediatric urologist may recommend surgical repair of your child's inguinal hernia or hydrocele if the hydrocele is very large, changes in size, or persists, or if the hernia can be seen or felt or causes discomfort.

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Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Newtown Square

Main Line Health Center
3855 W. Chester Pike, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 557-4800

Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Returning Patients
 
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Nemours pediatric urologists see infants, children, and teens with a wide variety of pediatric urology conditions at Newtown Square two Thursdays a month in the Main Line Health Center.

What to Expect for Pediatric Urology Care at Newtown Square

Our pediatric urology specialists come from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, where the Division of Pediatric Urology is ranked nationally for outstanding care by U.S. News & World Report.

Everyone on Nemours' pediatric urology team truly cares about your child and your family. We know how difficult it can be to deal with urological conditions, especially if surgery is needed.

We do our best to clearly explain treatment options, to answer your questions, and address all of your concerns.