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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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Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

Hydrocele is 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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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?

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?

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?

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