A 21-year-old male asked:

Sir now it's almost 4 months after my hydrocele surgery still my right testicle (operated side) is bigger and hard to touch as compare to left testicle.is it normal ?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
At 4mo - this really should not be the case. I would suggest that you return to see the surgeon again.
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Dr. Peter Bretan
Urologic Oncology 43 years experience
During hydrocele surgery the fluid around the testicle is removed and the sac containing the fluid is accordion/overlapped to prevent recurrence of the fluid sac. The larger the sac, the more tissue is tucked behind the testicle giving it a hard texture. It can take up to a year to soften but the fluid should not return. Your surgeon can order a sonogram to determine either.
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Last updated Oct 12, 2021

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