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A 38-year-old member asked:

can hydroceles come back, even after surgery?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Some can recur and some can develop pockets of flui after surgery.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can a hydrocele come back a week after surgery?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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.

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