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Do I Have To Be Put To Sleep For My Hydrocele Removal
Maybe: There are 2 main methods in treating hydroceles. One is an office procedure where a needle is placed into the scrotum adn withdrawn through a syringe. No anethesia is generally required. The other more formal treatment is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and a cut on the scrotum to remove the sac of water around the testicle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eliminating hydrocele fluid.Hydrocelectomy in adults is performed thru scrotal incision, some of sac may be excised, then remaining sac is everted & sutured together behind testis(bottle operation) or rolled up(lord procedure).Pediatric communicating & hydroceles of the cord are repaired via groin incision, like mini-hernia repair.Communication & window excised if communicating & ...Read more
Hydrocelectomy: Eliminating hydrocele fluid.Hydrocelectomy in adults is performed thru scrotal incision, some of sac may be excised, then remaining sac is everted & sutured together behind testis(bottle operation) or rolled up(lord procedure).Pediatric communicating & hydroceles of the cord are repaired via groin incision, like mini-hernia repair.Communication & window excised if communicating & whole sac if cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-3 weeks: Depending on the age of the individual, the type of repair, and other comorbidities, scrotal support and relatively minimal activity is usually recommended for 2-3 weeks to prevent recurrence or hematoma formation. ...Read more
Uncertain: Postoperative swelling is expected and initially a hydrocele may still look like it is present immediately after surgery. You should see steady improvement and decrease in size over next couple of weeks to a month. Lots of activity or overexertion may slow your recovery. As always contact your surgeon with any questions or concerns. ...Read more
For what purpose?: Hydrocoel repair is going to involve kids >1y. Although it might be possible to do so using an elaborate local anesthesia, i would never consider doing it awake in that age group. This non-verbal kid would be witness multiple painful injections in the area with the hope it would work, but a backup plan to go to general anesthesia would be necessary if it didn't. Seems cruel to me so why ? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im about to do the chalazion removal surgery&I was wondering if I could be put to sleep for the procedure I understand they numb my eye but Im nervous?
Yes: As with everything in medicine there are risks and benefits. Doing the procedure under local is quick, almost painless and avoids the risks of general anesthesia and the anxiety and inconvenience of going to a hospital or surgical facility. The only part of the procedure that is unpleasant is the numbing, but this can be done with only slight discomfort. ...Read more
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