A 38-year-old member asked:
can hydroceles come back, even after surgery?
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: There is a small risk of recurrence of a hydrocele after surgical treatment. This is usually because of scarring and the way in which the initial surgery heals. These are patient factors that cannot be controlled but can only be monitored for recurrence in the future.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Some can recur and some can develop pockets of flui after surgery.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 18-year-old male asked:
Can a hydrocele come back a week after surgery?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, but very unlikely. See your surgeon or get 2 nd opinion. Swelling should be resolved after 1 week unless you are very active.
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 2, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.