Normal: The fluid around the testicles is absorbed.
Noncommunicating hydrocele: The fluid stays around the testicles and is not absorbed.
Communicating hydrocele: The fluid flows back and forth between the scrotum and the abdomen.
Hydrocele of the cord: The fluid is located in the spermatic cord, between the scrotum and the abdomen.
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