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A 33-year-old member asked:

Will my hydrocele go away immediately once i've had an inguinal repair?

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Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 32 years experience
Hydrocele resolution: It will go away if they also repair/remove the hydrocele at the same tiem.
Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 32 years experience
Hydrocele: If the hydrocele is repaired, it is normal to have some swelling and pain that may take a few weeks to resolve. If the swelling is very painful or if it looks like the swelling is worsening, you should contact your surgeon immediately.
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
May be if...: If your hydrocele lining is removed at inguinal hernia repair, it will immediately disappear, but expect post-surgical swelling, at times, a "complete" resolution may be lengthy. For detail, ask doc timely.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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