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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Urologist said I have small hydrocele. Miniml pain. No surgery needed. Do hydroceles have an effect on sex life? Not sure if I should be embarassed.

Urologist said I have small hydrocele. Miniml pain. No surgery needed. Do hydroceles have an effect on sex life? Not sure if I should be embarassed.

Not usually: A hydrocele does not usually affect sexual drive. In general, hydroceles should not affect erectile function. Hydroceles are fluid collections surrounding testicle due either to overproduction or poor absorption of fluid. The hydrocele does not affect function of the testicle and does not change hormonal function. However, very large hydroceles can undoubtedly make sexual intercourse uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can I resume sexual activity after having a testicular hydrocele removed?

Can I resume sexual activity after having a testicular hydrocele removed?

Yes: Yes, but let yourself heal a little so you don't tear open stitches. Ask your doctor how long to wait (it will depend on how big and whether any hernias were repaired at the same time) but usually I let my patients try after two weeks as long as they aren't into "olympic sex" i.e. Hanging out of windows! If your body says, "no, " wait longer. ...Read more

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Can I have oral sex while I have a hydrocele?

Yes: A hydrocele does not interfere with sexual function. The latter will not make it worse or better either. ...Read more

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How soon after having a hydrocele removed can I start having sex again?

How soon after having a hydrocele removed can I start having sex again?

Soon: One can start having intercourse soon after a hydrocele if there is no swelling or pain. This can typically be done in around 10 days. Factors to take into account include the size of the hydrocele and comorbid conditions such as diabetes because these can prolong the wound healing phase after surgery. ...Read more

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I have a hydrocele in my left ball. When I am getting too much sex I have to face a massive pain. My age is 26, ?

I have a hydrocele in my left ball. When I am getting too much sex I have to face a massive pain. My age is 26, ?

Need 2 see urologist: Your testicle may be twisting within the hydrocele sac. Hydroceles are usually painless. Best to get it checked out & probably have a hydrocelectomy. This is a relatively minor operation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hydrocele patients can have sex or not?

Hydrocele patients can have sex or not?

Of course, ...: Of course, you can as long as you can cope with its potentially inherent mental and physical inconvenience. ...Read more

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How long after hydrocele repair can you have sex?

How long after hydrocele repair can you have sex?

Until...: There has been no magic timing to restrict sex after hydrocelectomy, but let common sense rule what we can do and need. So, as long as you can cope with postoperative pain and swelling, you can have sex whenever you like, but common sense guides most reasonable men not to have sex for at least 1-2 weeks after surgery there. ...Read more

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Recovery time after hydrocele surgery?? can I go back to worj after 1 week?? any prob with sex drive??

Recovery time after hydrocele surgery?? can I go back to worj after 1 week?? any prob with sex drive??

Recovery: If your recovery is uncomplicated, you feel well off pain medications and no heavy lifting at your work...it's possible you could return at one week. ...Read more

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I plan on having sex tomorrow with my partner and it has been exactly one week since my hydrocele surgery. Is this ok? Will I be fine?

I plan on having sex tomorrow with my partner and it has been exactly one week since my hydrocele surgery. Is this ok? Will I be fine?

Defer to Doctor: Not one of us here on health tap would feel comfortable answering this question. You have a surgeon who did surgery on you and provided you with specific instructions on your healing and post operative care. These instructions are vital and none of us here have access to this information. If your instructions did not include sexual activity then I would recommend you contact the surgeon about it. ...Read more

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How many day after a hydrocele operation can you have sex?

How many day after a hydrocele operation can you have sex?

Ask your surgeon: This is something your surgeon should have told you and please call his/her office to determine postoperative activities that are permissible. Most surgeons would say at least 2 - 4 weeks depending upon the size of the hydroceles, how long they have been present etc... ...Read more

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After hydrocele surgery I didn't bath! Only one time 11 days after without soap. I had sex is there a chance my girlfriend will get an infection?

It is not likely: It would likely be normal Flora from your skin. If she gets itching or redness, or low grade fever or chills your girlfriend needs to see her primary care physician. The same if she has burning on urination. ...Read more

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Can I have sex 4 days after hydrocele surgery? Oral sex too? Will it affect anything?

2 weeks: You should discuss with your doctor, because this depends on the procedure that was done. A more usual minimum time to wait before doing anything that would pull on the incision would be 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Is there testicular pain during sex if a guy has a hydrocele or varicocele?

Is there testicular pain during sex if a guy has a hydrocele or varicocele?

Pain: Some men may have pain or discomfort with hydroceles and varicoceles, but most are asymptomatic. Nothing to worry about. Ibuprofen may help. ...Read more

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I have hydrocele on my left testicle I wonder if I will do a sergery. It will affect on my sex drive? Or my testicles development or testosterone

Not a problem, but: Draining/removing the hydrocele is not a problem. If the wound gets infected, which is a complication that can happen during any kind of surgery, you may run into problems. Double check that the benefits from your proposed surgery outweigh risks involved. ...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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A varicocele and hydrocele surgery will be obvious on my storcum for the rest of my life? Or it will appear a little bit on it?

A varicocele and hydrocele surgery will be obvious on my storcum for the rest of my life? Or it will appear a little bit on it?

Here are some. ..: Varicocele results from inborn defect of venous valves like that in varicose veins of legs so staying with your forever. Hydrocele may be either congenital as a part of inguinal hernia in childhood (communicating hydrocle) or acquired anytime along the life from various causes inside the sac. Also, remember: Any life event displays itself along its pattern and course of full spectrum; so it can.. ...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