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Hydrocele and underlying causes (and a couple other things)

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I have a hydrocele that is currently making my testicles feel sensitive and heavy, and also slight pain occasionally. A month or so ago I had a sudden throbbing pain in my testicles (which went away pretty quickly) and it seems that the hydrocele either formed or was already there and got worse after that (I'm fairly sure the latter is the case). For a while I couldn't even get an erection due to this feeling that it would cause pain in my testicles, but it got better to a large degree and I could carefully ejaculate after that. I had an ultrasound done and all it showed was a hydrocele which is supposedly benign but that pain makes me think there is an underlying cause/pathology.

Years ago I had a similar throbbing pain, but this was when ejaculating. After that I think my testicles shrank to a certain degree, and when ejaculating I would sort of, not push past a certain point, if that makes any sense... which made it a less pleasurable orgasm (I'm pretty sure there is supposed to be a sharper sensation)... but I never tried going to a doctor back then because there was no pain in general. Only with that recent pain out of nowhere did I finally decide to go. I was tested for infections and there are none. I had a thyroid test a few years ago which came up normal. Another thing I could mention is that, when ejaculating, the testicles are apparently supposed to be drawn upward toward the body, and I don't think mine do this. Not sure what that means. If anyone here has an idea of what the problem might be that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Hydrocelectomy is a common procedure.  
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My hydrocele is very small compared to what's out there, apparently. You can't always even tell it's there. I'm more concerned about an underlying cause than it in itself... and in fact, I should have said the hydrocele seems like it was probably caused by whatever caused that pain, rather than it being the cause.

Have thyroid issues ever been found to cause this? Also, my question about the fact that I don't think my testicles 'gather' upward when ejaculating seems now like it might have some importance.
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