A 66-year-old male asked:
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what are the short-term & long-term side effects from surgical excision of the hydrocele? what are the risks&probabilities of the surgical incision?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Hydrocele: Most are repaired with a trans scrotal incision and the side effects are minimal as well as the scar. The most common complication is simple recurrence and this can be corrected but often resolves on it's own with time.
Answered on Apr 27, 2015
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Different in boys & adults. Pediatric hydroceles are usually no problem after surgery, provided the surgeon has tied off the communication between hydrocele & peritoneal cavity, commonly present. Adults are advised to wear compression underwear for comfort & to speed up healing process and reduce post-operative swelling
Dec 17, 2012

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About 2 wks. average: Sometimes a few days less, a few patients take longer. Good luck.
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