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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it normal that my testicle is still swollen 4 months after my hydrocele surgery?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Kyle
Urology 19 years experience
No: It's hard to comment on a surgery i wasn't present for in general, the swelling goes down after about 6 weeks at 4 months, talk with your surgeon about whether you should have an ultrasound. Sometimes, hydroceles come back pretty quickly other times, there is a large hematoma that takes a long time to dissolve.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Happens, not normal: Mild residual swelling is fairly common. Sometimes a scrotum can remained swollen even after excellent surgery and sometimes there are loculations causing recurrences. Discuss with your urologist. You may need a scrotal ultrasound and possibly a secondary hydrocelectomy.

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A 60-year-old male asked:

Why is my testicle still hard after hydrocele surgery is the ok?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Tissue edema of rest: In "bottle" hydrocele repair the sac is turned inside out and sutured behind testis. This can become swollen and hard and take a while to soften up. Same with coiled remaining sac in the "lord repair. Sometimes hydrocele can recur. Be patient, most cases slowly resolve with time, which can vary greatly.
Last updated Oct 16, 2016

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