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A 24-year-old male asked:

I had hydrocele surgery a month ago, the water went away, but the testicle is raised and the scrotum is a little swollen. why?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
It is not unusual for scrotal swelling to take 3 or 4 weeks to resolve. Fluid may recur after aspiration of a hydrocele, but surgery usually is a permanent fix. If you're not sure of your postop status, see your urologist for evaluation.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
It takes 6-8 weeks to things to normalize after surgery in the area. Wait a bit and wear a good scrotal supprt. you should be OK
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Husband had inguinal hernia surgery little over 3 mths ago. Testicle not scrotum on side of surgery still very swollen. I am aware testicles are not the same size but this is much larger than prior to surgery. Should swelling be gone? What could this be?
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Hydrocoele?: Need to return to your husband's surgeon. It could be a hydrocoele
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A 70-year-old male asked about a 70-year-old male:
Re Lasix (furosemide) 4 ltrs out/2 ltrs in, patient is 300 pounds w/ edema in r leg and scrotum. Hydroceles in testicles. Is 4 ltrs still too much?
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Dr. Larry Eastburn
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Physician consult is necessary other disease may be present.
Aug 15, 2014
Last updated Aug 26, 2021

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