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Doctor insights on: Ab Exercises After Hydrocele Surgery

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

A collection of fluid around the testicles, within the scrotum. These fluid collections are contained in a layer of tissue around the testicles, and it is usually ...Read more


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How can I cure hydrocele without surgery?

Symptoms?: Treatment of the most common type of hydrocele is necessary only for symptomatic complaints or for the rare situation of compromised integrity of the scrotal skin. Surgical excision is the most common treatment. Simple aspiration doesn't work. The fluid will just reaccumulate. ...Read more

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Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Ask your surgeon: Recovery depends somewhat on size of hydrocele. Best to wear tight or Lycra underpants for compression. Be a couch potato for a week or so. No tennis, basketball or football during that time. Rest will aid recovery ...Read more

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How long is ok to wait for hydrocele surgery?

How long is ok to wait for hydrocele surgery?

Indefinitely or as: Long as you wish to live with the discomfort of a large scrotum. Also depends how large it is, a small hydrocele may never need surgery, a very large hydrocele must be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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How can I feel comfortable after a hydrocele surgery?

How can I feel comfortable after a hydrocele surgery?

Ice Pack: The use of the oral medications that your parents will give you, as well as the use of an ice-pack will take care of most of the discomfort. You are going to feel uncomfortable for several days after this surgery, but the pain will not be severe. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Does the hydrocele is seriuos disease. And is there treatement rather than surgery?

Does the hydrocele is seriuos disease. And is there treatement rather than surgery?

Not often worrisome: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle. Often the reason for this is unclear, but infection, trauma, tumors, or other causes are possible, so medical evaluation is important. It requires treatment when large enough to preclude palpating of the testicle or so large as to be uncomfortable. Drainage without surgery rarely works as the fluid recollects. The operation is outpatient. ...Read more

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What are hydrocele surgery complications?

See below: In an adult, the complications of hydrocele surgery consist of infection, bleeding with hematoma formation and recurrence of the problem. The reported risk of these complications collectively is under 3%. ...Read more

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Hydrocele surgery complications, what to do?

Few: Generally well tolerated, but some swelling, tenderness, bruising are common and resolve in a few weeks.
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Can hydroceles come back, even after surgery?

Yes: There is a small risk of recurrence of a hydrocele after surgical treatment. This is usually because of scarring and the way in which the initial surgery heals. These are patient factors that cannot be controlled but can only be monitored for recurrence in the future. ...Read more

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Can a hydrocele come back a week after surgery?

See your MD: After a hydrocele repair there is a significant amount of swelling which can appear like the hydrocele is still present. This can happen after your return to normal activity. Please call your surgeon to make sure everything is normal. The post-surgical swelling should resolve over time. ...Read more

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How soon after hydrocele surgery can I masturbate?

2 weeks: Hydrocele surgery will not interfere with your ability to masturbate, however you will have some scrotal pain or tenderness which will make masturbation unpleasant. You can proceed as soon as it feels comortable and pleasant. ...Read more

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After hydrocele surgery will me get more erections?

After hydrocele surgery will me get more erections?

No: No physiologic relationship between the two. However, if you were embarrassed or inhibited by the hydrocele, it may have inhibited ability to obtain an erection. This may improve with resolution of the hydrocele. ...Read more

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How soon can you masturbate after hydrocele surgery?

How soon can you masturbate after hydrocele surgery?

Depends: A lot depends on where the incision is located and how vigorous the masturbation. A scrotal incision may be prone to agitation resulting in pain. Try. If it does not hurt. You have your answer. ...Read more

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How likely is it for hydrocele surgery to affect fertility?

How likely is it for hydrocele surgery to affect fertility?

NO: Hydrocele is simply a fluid collection, once the sac is opened par of wall taken out (Hydrocelectomy) you will be fine, it will not effect your potency (erectile function) or sperm count (fertility) Don't worry Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why can't I have an orgasm after having a hydrocele surgery?

Why can't I have an orgasm after having a hydrocele surgery?

Likely anxiety: There should be no structural or functional reason or lack of ejaculation. Most of ejaculate comes from prostate gland, seminal vesicles & pre-cum from Cowper's gland. Testicles provide sperm for ejaculate. You presumably have another testis on the other side to hydrocele if you thought vas on hydrocele side had been damaged by surgery. Vas damage is 99.9% unlikely & does not affect ejaculation. ...Read more

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Usually how many days of rest is required for recovery after hydrocele surgery?

Usually how many days of rest is required for recovery after hydrocele surgery?

About 1 week: Surgeon should tell or have told you if you have already had surgery. Compressive dressing is best. Ice pack may help. Should be on ibuprofen &/or Tylenol (acetaminophen) both as pain killer & anti-inflammatory agent. Also depends upon your job. More time if you are on your feet & active all the time. Good Luck ...Read more

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Has high riskt to damage cord spermatic during the communication hydrocele surgery in children??

Has high riskt to damage cord spermatic during the communication hydrocele surgery in children??

No: In the hands of a skilled pediatric surgeon, there is extremely little risk of damage to the cord. Make sure your surgeon is comfortable with operating on children and trained to do it. ...Read more

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If during hydrocele surgery will occur damage of spermatic cord can repair this "mistake" (this complication) later or not?

If during hydrocele surgery will occur damage of spermatic cord can repair this "mistake" (this complication) later or not?

Not likely: The likelihood of damage to the spermatic cord during surgical repair of hydrocele is low. In fact the risk from not repairing the abdominal wall defect, such as hernia with either bowel or omentum that becomes strangulated is a much more serious concern. If the surgery is done while the child is young and by a good pediatric surgeon, there should be an extremely low risk. Ask for a referral. ...Read more

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I am 26y unmarried I have hydrocele problem at right side left side is normal from few past years does surgery is affect my fertility.?

Probably not: Hydrocele is a common problem and ca usually be corrected without incident. However, it must be evaluated by a urologist to confirm the diagnosis and discuss the risks/benefits/ and side effects in your particular case. Get into a urologist so you can get this resolved! :) ...Read more

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9 days since hydrocele surgery. I think I'm having a speedy recovery. Very minimal discomfort. Can I masturbate? Don't want to ruin surgery.

9 days since hydrocele surgery. I think I'm having a speedy recovery. Very minimal discomfort. Can I masturbate? Don't want to ruin surgery.

Hard to ruin: It would be hard to ruin that surgery. The worst that could happen would be that your scrotum would swell up again. Knock yourself out. ...Read more

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My 15 month old was just diagnosed with a hydrocele. Is there still a chance it will resolve without surgery? It seems to be getting smaller.

Probably not: Hydroceles in young babies often do not communicate with the abdominal cavity, & they usually resolve in the first few months of life. Hydroceles found after the first birthday connote communication with the abdominal cavity & usually do no resolve spontaneously. Surgery is usually needed. That said, one can watch a hydrocele for quite some time seeing what will happen without bad consequence. ...Read more

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In case of surgery for correct communicating hydrocele in 4 years old boy is possibility to come back again hydrocele? Has risk this type of surgery?

Yes: There is a chance the hydrocele can return after surgery. Talk to the surgeon about what percentage he/she has seen in his/her practice. There are statistics but some surgeons may have lower return rates than others. ...Read more

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My son is 5yrs old. After 4weeks hydrocele surgery left testicules looks bigger than left a little bit. Is this a sign that his hydrocele is reccured???

Hydrocele: Not necessarily. If the change is progressive in nature then I would report it to your pediatrician. Keep all post-op follow-up appointments as recommended ...Read more

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Sir, I am 25. I have hydrocele problem for the past few years and I am actually afraid of surgery because I don't know whether it will affect my married life or not. What should I do?

Sir, I am 25. I have hydrocele problem for the past few years and I am actually afraid of surgery because I don't know whether it will affect my married life or not. What should I do?

Probably not: Repair of a hydrocele should not cause a problem with sexual performance. Your surgeon should be able to give a clear idea of the risks and benefits of surgery. ...Read more

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Could hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Could hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Usually not: Small hydroceles often require no surgery unless they bother the subject. Large hydroceles in very old or infirm subjects can be aspirated coincident with instillation of a sclerosant but usually recur. By ; large all adult hydroceles which need to be "fixed" require surgery for correction. Operation is reactively minor. ...Read more

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How can hydrocele be cured without surgery?

How can hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Requires surgery: Neither medication nor needle aspiration are an answer to this problem. Latter would just re=accumulate fluid ; puts subject at risk for a scrotal infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a hydrocele without surgery?

No: Sadly not usually. You can drain a hydrocele with a needle in the office but the recurrence rate is very high. In surgery the hydrocele "sac" where the fluid sits is surgically removed so it is very rare for the fluid to return after surgery. Best of luck. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas. ...Read more