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A 21-year-old male asked:

dr,i will do a hydrocel surgery i wonder if it will cause an ( ed ) because it will damage the tissue and the blood vessels arround the penis thanks.

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Usually no problems!: Erections happen from nerves that make a reflex back and forth your spinal cord, and your thoughts/feelings. Hydroceles are fluid sacs that go from abdomen down toward testicle, and have NOTHING to do with the nerves that allow erections. If you have no problems with erections or ejaculation now, it is VERY UNLIKELY that hydrocele surgery will affect that. Have a good talk with your urologist!

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