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Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

General surgeons: Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only. ...Read more

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Undescended Testicle (Definition)

A testicle that hasn't moved into its proper position, which is in the bag of skin ...Read more


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Can inguinal hernia repair reverse infertility?

Can inguinal hernia repair reverse infertility?

No: Hernia repair has no roll in fertility, however if some one has vericocele, ( means lot of veins in the the spermatic cord like vericose veins ) the heat generated by these veins may be interfering with sperm production , removing these veins may ' reverse infertility'. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopic enterocele repair?

What is laparoscopic enterocele repair?

Repair: Enterocele is when the small bowel dips down into the pelvis and may prolapse out the vagina or other opening. Laparoscopic techniques involve minimally invasively (with small incisions and a camera) going in to fix the problem. It sometimes is associated with the repair of prolapse of other organs, and may involve the use of mesh. ...Read more

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Burning after bilateral inguinal hernia repair surgery.

Burning after bilateral inguinal hernia repair surgery.

Post op pain: and burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair?

Several: Commom problem with usual clear diagnosis traditional open surgery with good long term laparoscopic with mesh most with good results. ...Read more

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What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

Many types: There are two main categories of repair - open and laparoscopic. Both are generally done as outpatient operations. The variety of open techniques are performed by about 80% is surgeons, and lap about 20%. Open techniques are slightly more painful and associated with a slightly longer recovery. ...Read more

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Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Maybe: If you have a simple sliding hiatal hernia repaired laparoscopically you can frequently be discharged the same day. If you have a more complex paraesophageal or foramen of bochdalek hernia expect to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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Does umbilical hernia repair require hospitalisation?

Does umbilical hernia repair require hospitalisation?

No: Usually an outpatient surgery at a hospital or surgery center. Can go home after recovered from the anesthetic. Unless the surgery is being performed for some uncommon emergency. ...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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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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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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What is done during hypospadias repair?

What is done during  hypospadias repair?

Create normal penis: We try to repair in single stage, unless very severe with urinary opening at the scrotum & 2 stage repair is performed. Penis is straightened & urinary opening is advanced to tip of glans if possible.Penile shaft skin is dissected down to base to straighten, graft maybe required for severe chordee, or dorsal plication.Urethra constructed from skin flaps or buccal graft. Stent or catheter for urine. ...Read more

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Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

No: Hernia surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. As with any surgery there are complications, but for inguinal hernia surgery they are minor and infrequent. ...Read more

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Would a right-sided surgical inguinal hernia repair result in a right-sided varicocele?

Would a right-sided surgical inguinal hernia repair result in a right-sided varicocele?

Here are some ...: If there was no right varicocele before right inguinal herniorrhaphy, there would be no surgically anatomical reason to cause right varicocele, but some post-herniorrhaphy hydrocele is likely. ...Read more

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Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery?

Alright: Should be fine to return to all normal activities and exercises once you are fully healed and released to such activities by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can inguinal hernia repair nerve damage?

Can inguinal hernia repair nerve damage?

Yes: Nerve injuries are rare complications of open & laparoscopic hernia repair. In open surgery, the nerve that innervates the skin of the groin & thigh is prone to injury, leading to numbness or pain. In laparoscopic repair, a tack holding the mesh can irritate branches of the same nerve, or, more rarely, catch a nerve to the leg. Chronic pain responds to injecting the nerve, if necessary. ...Read more

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Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Can be: Constipation after general anesthesia and general surgical procedure is common. It can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and worse. Drink lots of liquids, use fiber and laxatives, slow down on solids in diet until your bowels are moving twice a day. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cryptorchidism?

What is the definition or description of: cryptorchidism?

Cryptorchidism: Is the failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum. It means undescended testicle/testicles. ...Read more

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Is cryptorchidism curable?

Yes: If testes is found to be healthy and viable, it can be brought down into its normal position via surgery. ...Read more

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Can you have hypospadias and cryptorchidism together?

Can you have hypospadias and cryptorchidism together?

Yes: When a baby is born with both hypospadias and one or two undescended testicles, there may be a chromosomal or hormone defect. With a severe hypospadias and two undescended testicles that cannot be palpated, the baby may be a girl with a severe hormone anomaly called congenital adrenal hyperplasia. At birth, these children must be evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon to have hypospadias and cryptorchidism together?

Common: Both disorders are quite common. When they occur together, there may be an association with a disorder of sexual differentiation. Seek the opinion of a pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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Assocaition between cryptorchidism and fertility?

High: If cryptorchidism (undescended testis) is not corrected before puberty then low sperm counts are common. The surgery is called orchiopexy and is performed by urologists. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see if cryptorchidism?

Pediatric urologist: A pediatric urologist is the most specifically trained person to address this issue. However, pediatric surgeons are also trained in testicular maldescent and perform these repairs (orchiopexies) often. Some general urologists concentrate a portion of their practice in pediatrics and are fully capable of addressing this issue as well. ...Read more

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What is cryptorchidism?

Undescended: Undescended testicle. Means one or both testicles have not moved out of the abdomen or groin into its proper position in the scrotum. Often surgically corrected by a urologist specialist. ...Read more

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What are the primary concerns for a male child with cryptorchidism?

What are the primary concerns for a male child with cryptorchidism?

The following: 1) Cryptorchid testis will have impaired or absent sperm production. Testis requires slightly reduced environmental temperature of scrotum 4 sperm production. 2) Slight increase risk of testicular cancer, so testis should be brought down so can be diagnosed early & cured. 3) Psychological. Most self respecting males want 2 testes down. 4) Slightly greater risk of testis torsion or trauma. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cryptorchidism?

What is the treatment for cryptorchidism?

Orchidopexy surgery: Cryptochidism signifies a hidden or non-palpable testis, although many erroneously use the term for any undescended testis. Ultrasound should first be performed if testis is non-palpable. Then laparoscopy if us is negative. Orchidopexy surgery, either laparoscopically, or by open trans-abdominal or inguinal surgery. ...Read more

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What is an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) cause?

What is an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) cause?

Exact causes unknown: There appear to be many factors:- can be genetic ( e.g. Father may have had same), hormonal ( mother taking estrogens, birth control pill or child conceived by ivf, meat sources fed estrogens), prematurity (small premature babies have higher incidence), environmental factors can affect hormones as can nerve activity from the ileo-inguinal nerve. ...Read more

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Does bilateral cryptorchidism give you different sex drive?

Does bilateral cryptorchidism give you different sex drive?

Possibly: If both testicles remain cryptorchid. In which case suggest you see a urologist to discuss possibility of bringing them down. Usually cryporchidism does not affect sex drive, unless you have low testosterone levels. Cryptorchid testes can still produce testosterone. It is sperm production that is adversely affected. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a possibility for an adult patient with uncorected bilateral cryptorchidism to father children without any treatment?

Please let me know if there is a possibility for an adult patient with uncorected bilateral cryptorchidism to father children without any treatment?

Unlikely: Bilateral cryptorchidism signifies non-palpable testes ; thus intra-abdominal or high inguinal. Such testes can not produce sperm. However a few sperm might be present in a low undescended testis at scrotal neck. In which case sperm might be surgically extracted directly from testis implanted in vitro by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (icsi). ...Read more

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Born with cryptorchidism. Orchiopexy at age 5. As i aged remained very small & is tender. 42 now. Any concern & is prosthetic worth considering?

Born with cryptorchidism. Orchiopexy at age 5. As i aged remained very small & is tender. 42 now. Any concern & is prosthetic worth considering?

Possibly: Many men like to have a matching pair of normal-size testicles in their scrotum as a matter of self esteem. Yes, if single and concerned embarssment with a potential future partner. No point in a prosthesis if already with partner who is unconcerned. Single prosthesis can be placed if other testis is normal & have small tentder testis removed. @ prostheses & leave testicle if no normal testes. ...Read more

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I think I've had cryptorchidism as my testicles didn't descend until late (last one at ~14years).I have retractile testicles now. Would I be fertile?

I think I've had cryptorchidism as my testicles didn't descend until late (last one at ~14years).I have retractile testicles now. Would I be fertile?

Unsure. Need test: Research has learned that sperm counts are lower with higher temperatures, so sperm counts can vary with tight vs loose underwear and can be affected by prolonged exposure in hot tubs, etc. If your testicles hang loose when your body is warm and relaxed, there is no reason to suspect that there is a problem, but only an analysis of semen can confirm that. ...Read more

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Does one sided cryptorchidism cause infertility in men? Does a man with one healthy testicle have a lower sperm count?

Does one sided cryptorchidism cause infertility in men? Does a man with one healthy testicle have a lower sperm count?

Likely fertile: Sperm count will probably be within normal limits because remaining testicle will grow larger (compensatory hy[pertrophy) and thus produce more sperm than if it were 1 of a pair, but count may be slightly reduced. Semen volume is unaffected and normal because >95% is produced by the seminal vesicles, prostate and cowper's glands. Sperm is no > 5% of ejaculate.. ...Read more

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23 yr old M monorchid secondary to R cryptorchidism. I have a small 2 mm lump that is soft, moveable and non-tender near epididymis. Pls advise.

23 yr old M monorchid secondary to R cryptorchidism. I have a small 2 mm lump that is soft, moveable and non-tender near epididymis. Pls advise.

Epididymis: sorry for the right cryptorchidism, the lump you are referring to above the healthy testicle: for how long has it been there? or you just noticed it? it can be any structure related to the epididymis or something else. Your best bet is to see your doctor for exam and reassurance, best wishes ...Read more

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I suffer from cryptorchidism n pme(ejaculate in 30 sec even during masturbation). is this curable. can I satisfy my wife and father a child m bachelor?

I suffer from cryptorchidism n pme(ejaculate in 30 sec even during masturbation). is this curable. can I satisfy my wife and father a child m bachelor?

Cryptorchidism: Cryptorchidism has nothing to do with PME. If your other testicle is normal and no other issues should not have problems conceiving child. If concern, simple sperm count and motility eval sufficient to start. Satisfy spouse is another issue. More to relations with spouse than just sex (although important). Thoughtful spouse and good therapist can work with you to help PME issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend starley of age 22 has cryptorchidism& has both testis & penis underdeveloped. he has addicted to masturbation regularly .fearing of impotenc?

My friend starley of age 22 has cryptorchidism& has both testis & penis underdeveloped. he has addicted to masturbation regularly .fearing of impotenc?

See a urologist: your freind need to see a specialist his condition is associated with high risk of testicular cancer,if he had undescended testicles. if his testicles were underdeveloped because of undescended testicles the he need a full evaluation of the level of his testosterone level to determined if supplement will be sufficient or it is too late. this is a serious and complicated problem. see a specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if a repaired undescended testicle is reascending?

Consult urologist: Secondary reascent is known complication of orchidopexy surgery. Might be worth fixing again, although won't affect fertility at your age. Would be more cosmetic than functional. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Cryptorchidism (Definition)

Is the failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum. ...Read more