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Bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal up?

Bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal up?

1 to 2 weeks: Hydrocele, varicocele, inguinal hernia, some femoral hernias are approached surgically via a small incision at the groin. These are typically elective surgical procedures and the incision is closed with suture material that is not visible, dissolves under the skin in 6 to 12 weeks and appear "healed up" at the first post operative visit, 1 to 2 weeks after the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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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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Postop 9 months spinal fusion. Symptomatic pseudomeningocele 11cmx8x4. If no communication between cyst and thecal sac, will they need to operate?

Postop 9 months spinal fusion. Symptomatic pseudomeningocele 11cmx8x4. If no communication between cyst and thecal sac, will they need to operate?

Pseudomeningocele: A pseudomeningocele is common after lumbar fusion. A ct guided aspiration of the fluid collection can relieve pressure on the thecal sac and determine if the collection is infection, old blood or cerebral spinal fluid. The removal of the fluid can also help in the decision making process for whether surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Have reducable lump 5 weeks post laparo inguinal mesh repair. Identical to original hernia. Thoughts?

Have reducable lump 5 weeks post laparo inguinal mesh repair. Identical to original hernia. Thoughts?

After 5 weeks: Post surgery , reducible lump could be recurrence go to your surgeon for follow visit , to make sure it is not recurrence. ...Read more

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Does a hydrocele repair scar ?

Does a hydrocele repair scar ?

Not bad: If approached through the groin, you would have linear scar there, but such scars tend to be very cosmetic as they are in the lines of skin tension. If approached transcrotally, there would be a linear scar there. ...Read more

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After a bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

After a bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

About a week: Bilateral hydrocelectomy suggests that patient is a child and children tend to heal faster than adults. ...Read more

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Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Moderate: It depends on the type of repair that you have. In general, open (large incision) hernia repair has more pain and disability than a laparoscopic (small incision) hernia repair, but it depends a lot on you and your pain tolerance. Your surgeon's techniques also play a role. Most people require moderate narcotics after surgery to control their pain. ...Read more

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Does bilateral hernia repair make penis more prominent?

Maybe: If one has large groin hernias on both sides, repair will reduce the bulges, and give the appearance of a more prominent penis. The actual size of course will not change. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Here are some ...: Communicating hydrocele alone should not cause male infertility, but surgical injury to vas deferens in bilateral communicating hydroclectomy for children may. However, average skillful surgeon should be able to avoid such incidence. ...Read more

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What is atraumatic scrotal pouch orchiopexy in the management of testicular torsion? Is it better than permanent insoluble sutures

What is atraumatic scrotal pouch orchiopexy in the management of testicular torsion? Is it better than permanent insoluble sutures

Unnecessary...: To fix testis in subdartos pouch is selectively applied to managing undescended testis. And it's unnecessary for twisted testis but just suturing and fixing it with 2-3 non-absorbable stitches to dependent corresponding spots of dartos muscles. ...Read more

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Why is an open inguinal hernia repair better than a laparoscopic hernia repair?

Why is an open inguinal hernia repair better than a laparoscopic hernia repair?

It may not be...: Inguinal hernia repair is technically challenging, open or laparoscopic. The laparoscopic repair is relatively new and not all surgeons are comfortable performing repair this way. Statistically, the failure rate of open hernia repair is between 1-5% depending on sugeon expertise. Conversely, laparoscopic failure is much higher up to 10% and more depending on experience. More experience=less failur. ...Read more

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Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Soft foods: This surgery is usually done with laparoscope and involves a one day stay. You will start with thin liquids and advance slowly. This should help your symptoms of reflux. Good luck ...Read more

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Varicocelectomy laparoscopic. Testicular vein clipped. Is it compatible with MRI?

Varicocelectomy laparoscopic. Testicular vein clipped. Is it compatible with MRI?

Probably ok, but ...: If it's a nonmagnetic clip its ok. If it can be magnetized it distorts the MRI magnet field and may cause streak artifacts or local heating safety problems. The only sure way to know is to look it up the specific clip and check with its manufacturer or manufacturer's literature. It may be listed on www.mrisafety.com which lists many surgical clips, some are safe, others conditional or unsafe. ...Read more

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Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Follow your surgeon: The reason surgeons recommend waiting 6 weeks is to allow the repair to heal and gain its strength. If you over stress the repair too soon, you could rip it apart. Good luck. ...Read more

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Besides a larger incision site what is the difference between open hernia repair and laparscopic hernia repair?

Besides a larger incision site what is the difference between open hernia repair and laparscopic  hernia repair?

Lap is from behind.: The open approach is an anterior approach or one that repairs the hernia through the skin incision above the hernia. The laparoscopic repair is a posterior approach to the hernia . This technique from behind the hernia inlapherently has the advantage of a wider overlap of patch material which yields a lower recurrence rate in many cases. ...Read more

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Tips on avoiding testicular torsion surgery? Positioning to untwist?

Tips on avoiding testicular torsion surgery? Positioning to untwist?

Manual rotation.: Non-surgical correction can sometimes be done by manually rotating the testicle in the opposite direction (outward, towards the thigh). If this is initially unsuccessful, a forced manual rotation in the other direction may correct it. Manual detorsion is successful in 26.5% to 80% of patients. This is a surgical emergency that needs immediate therapy but with good chance of success. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't have my communicating hydrocele repaired?

What will happen if I don't have my communicating hydrocele repaired?

May Lead to a hernia: A communicating hydrocele allows free flow of abdominal fluid back and forth to the scrotal sac. It could also (depending on the size of the communication) allow intestines to travel throught the hydrocele channel to the scrotum. That would become a hernia. If the contents get stuck in the scrotum, that would be called an incarcerated hernia and is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can communicating hydrocele go away until teenage in boys??thank you!

Can communicating hydrocele go away until teenage in boys??thank you!

Here are some ...: Spontaneous closure of the patent processus vaginalis - a hairy channel between the peritoneal cavity and the scrotum - after age 1 is very unlikely - almost next-to-non. So, surgical correction is advised. Clinically, one can wait on it as long as being asymptomatic although it almost always coexists with a small indirect inguinal hernia. So, ask Doc in detail. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Are there any sides effect of not doing the communicating hydrocele repaire?

Communicating hydroc: There are 2 types of hydrocele communicating and non-communicating , a communicating hydrocele means that there is a communication between the sac around the testis (tunica vaginalis) and the peritoneal abdominal cavity, so this is a potenhernia, if there is an increase in the size of the communication it may result in trappment of the abdominal contents i.e. The bowel and fat in the scrotal sa. ...Read more

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Ive had an asymptomatic communicating hydrocele since birth. Are there any ways for me to restrict/reverse the "flow" besides just lying horizontally?

Ive had an asymptomatic communicating hydrocele since birth. Are there any ways for me to restrict/reverse the "flow" besides just lying horizontally?

Not really: At best, it will remain the same but may well continue to dilate and allow more than just liquid into the scrotum. That is to say, you have a congenital hernia that potentially will allow bowel and other solid structures into the scrotum. You may want to consider surgical repair by a urologist ...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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Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Here are some ...: Communicating hydrocele alone should not cause male infertility, but surgical injury to vas deferens in bilateral communicating hydroclectomy for children may. However, average skillful surgeon should be able to avoid such incidence. ...Read more

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During communicating hydrocele surgery in both testicles can do circumcision also to my child 4,5 years old??

During communicating hydrocele surgery in both testicles  can do circumcision also to my child 4,5 years old??

Yes, if...: Yes, all can be done in the same setting g of surgery if the patient is in adequate surgery/anesthesia risk and the surgeon is willing. But, I noted the patient is a 4-yr female, is there a religious reason for her? For a 4-yr female, I would concern the possibility of outdated organ humiliation. So, ok for a boy, but think twice for a girl. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal up?

1 to 2 weeks: Hydrocele, varicocele, inguinal hernia, some femoral hernias are approached surgically via a small incision at the groin. These are typically elective surgical procedures and the incision is closed with suture material that is not visible, dissolves under the skin in 6 to 12 weeks and appear "healed up" at the first post operative visit, 1 to 2 weeks after the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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I had bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

Wounds about 10 days: Discomfort ; swelling can take up to 6 weeks. Advise wear compression underwear for maximal comfort. ...Read more

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After a bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

About a week: Bilateral hydrocelectomy suggests that patient is a child and children tend to heal faster than adults. ...Read more

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I ve had a hydrocele operation 2 weeks ago but have a small deep cut inside my testicle and will it heal up?

I ve had a hydrocele operation 2 weeks ago but have a small deep cut inside my testicle and will it heal up?

Online Prophesy?: In theory....it should heal up just fine. Your surgeon likely gave you post-op instructions and they should be followed! Wounds generally need to remain clean and dry to heal well. I suggest if you have concerns you COMMUNICATE with your surgeon and help them have you understand what you need to do improve your chances of a good outcome from your procedure. ...Read more

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Right testicle little bigger , ultrasound small right sided hydrocele, doc says don't worry, no surgury, do you agree? Can it heal by itself eventually

Right testicle little bigger , ultrasound small right sided hydrocele, doc says don't worry, no surgury, do you agree? Can it heal by itself eventually

Hydrocele : Surgery is not required for a hydrocele. It can be indicated if the hydrocele is large and symptomatic or of significant cosmetic concern. It is not likely to go away on its own and may get bigger. ...Read more

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What is a hydrocele?

What is a hydrocele?

Fluid in the scrotum: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid that accumulates between two layers of tissue called peritneum that surrounds the testis and spermatic cord.It results in swelling of the involved side of the scrotum and is sometimes painful. Causes vary from completely benign to more serious.It is thus very important that any new scrotal swelling be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you use ice on hydroceles?

Can you use ice on hydroceles?

Here is ...: Anyone can use and do whatever they want as long as they will take personal responsibility for the outcome they do and don't leave a social burden to others. Professionally, using ice on hydroceles does not make any sense except for "comforting" at special occasions such as after surgery. Be remember: Do something at reasonable time in reasonable way to a reasonable person and circumstance. ...Read more

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How do you cure small hydrocele?

Here are some ...: Normally, various small amount of fluid inside the space between scrotal wall and testis is alway present, and "hydrocele" is just incidentally "picked" up by US. Generally speaking, hydroceles causing no mental or physical stress or discomfort require no intervention. Can one cure it? No as far as I have known from 45-year study and practice in urology. More concern? Seel pro-evaluation ... ...Read more

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What are the tests for hydrocele?

Scrotal ultrasound: Is essentially the only reliable test for hydrocele. Transillumination can be used, but is not 100% reliable because subject with a hydrocele may also have a testicular tumor which is not necessarily seen on transillumination. ...Read more

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Could my hydrocele get bigger if?

Yes,...: Over time, it will grow in size but at a highly variable pace, although its pace of growth may fluctuate. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of hydrocele bad?

Are the symptoms of hydrocele bad?

No: The hydrocoels i see on a regular basis are in infants that seem unbothered by the process. Occasionaly parents bring in a baby boy whose been fussy & realize the scrotum seems enlarged. They assume the enlargement caused the fussiness, it is the opposite. A fussy baby can drive a little fluid into a communicating hydrocoel but on exam the structure is not tender. Most resolve without rx. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a hydrocele?

Hydrocele: Options include doing nothing if it doesn't bother you or surgery to remove it. Aspirating it, or drawing off fluid with a needle is not recommended. ...Read more