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Erectile Dysfunction After Hydrocele Operation
I 70 yr. Male had angioplasty in 2004&08, am diabetic, have hernia, hydrocele & suffering from erectile dysfunction since 2004. How to correct these.
Hernia/Hcele surgery: Will take care of hernia ; hydrocele. Erectile dysfunction may respond to medication, vacuum device or best be served by surgical implantation of a penile prosthesis. Best to consult with a urologist who may be able to manage all three problems. Otherwise, may be referred to a general surgeon for hernia repair. ...Read more
Inability to attain en erection denotes a lack of physiological energy and ability to timely fill penile corporeal tissue with blood for its high-pressure circulation. To discovery when and how to treat such, go to http://formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html & other articles in the category of Sex life, ED. Besides, the info in Basics of Self-Care could be ...Read more
Better off not: How much alcohol are we talking about? If "social" drinking — one or two literally — then it should not make a difference. However, alcohol impairs both healing and blood clotting, and if you are also taking Ibuprofen increases the chance of stomach or upper intestinal inflammation as well. I recommend little or no alcohol until healing is complete. ...Read more
Not immediately: Best to wait a few days & then shower rather than bathe. However, if u really feel need to shower then wrap a large plastic garbage bag around your waist like a skirt. This will get your genitalia from getting wet. In any case always best to consult your surgeon about what u should or should not do post-operatively. ...Read more
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
No: Use a cool pack for the swelling. Heat should generally be avoided in surgical areas. ...Read more
Hydrocele surgery: Is very safe & associated with minimal risks. Your urologist should certainly go over risks & list them on surgical consent form. Some post-operative pain is normal & treatable with pain meds. V. slight anesthetic risk. Slight risk of bleeding, infection or reaction to suture material. Scrotal swelling. Slight risk of recurrence. Best to be "couch potato" for few days after surgery to help healing ...Read more
Scrotal incision: Surgery best performed under general anesthesia ; as same day surgery procedure so ur discharged home from recovery room (pacu) after operation. Will have scrotal scar which becomes almost invisible with time. Some pain, tenderness ; swelling for couple of weeks post-op. Best to have compression dressing ; underwear to minimise swelling, discomfort ; pain medication after surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
Few days to a week.: Recovery from a hydrocele repair is about a week, depending on the initial size of the hydrocele. Sometimes a drain, which looks like a small tube, is placed to aid in evacuation of fluid & is removed after 1-2 days. At home, there can be significant swelling and discomfort initially, but do not worry, the hydrocele is gone and the scrotum will return to normal size. Ice, rest, & pain meds help. ...Read more
Rest: Hydrocelectomy is usually an outpatient procedure. In general patients should take it easy one week postoperatively. Most do not require pain medications past a day or two. Resting a few days after surgery is wise so that you can get back to your full activities as soon as possible. ...Read more
I had the hydrocele operation on my right testis four years back, and since the testis has grown, yet the right testis stays horizontal. Any help?
I did hydrocele operation, one side, it is now day 11, and swelling reduced well, can I go back to gym play bodybuilding and lifting heavyweight?
Post OP Norms: Yes. It sure sounds like it. I am sure your surgeon gave you some instructions regarding this. So, if they have anything different from this I would first have you follow their advice. But, as long as your pain free and able to be active without pain then go for it. ...Read more
I had my hydrocele operation 3 days ago, and I suffer from blue balls a lot, can I masturbate or something? I have my incision in the middle left.
Normally expected...: What you have experienced after hydrocelectomy could be "normally" expected reflecting personal healing ability and degree of expected tissue injury in relation with surgical skill. In general, giving at least 5-7 days to settle down until feeling comfortable without much swelling. So, giving time & patience to heal is the priority of life now & let common sense to guide your life; you decide. ...Read more
I ve had a hydrocele operation 2 weeks ago but have a small deep cut inside my testicle and will it heal up?
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
I had varicocele 4 y ago, after the surgery a hydrocele came (same testicol). It's half of a tennis ball. Is it urgent? Do I risk impotence? Thank u
Hydocele: A hydrocele is a fluid containing cystic mass in the scrotum connected to the testicle. It does not cause any significant change in fertility or virility and it is almost always benign. Surgery to remove the membrane that creates the cyst wall is done mainly for comfort or cosmetic reasons. ...Read more
I have erectile dysfunction, I had a circumcision operation 5 months back, is there any cure. Please help me out...
Surgery for ED: Depending on the cause of ed, medicines, injections, vacuum pumps are often used prior to surgery. Reconstructive surgery usually requires placement of an inflatable penile implant. Reconstruction can be accomplished for severe penile curvature (peyronies) but often requires a penile implant as well. See a urologist. ...Read more
Reasons for erectile dysfunction n ways to cure it. Is impotency n erectle dysfunctn the same... What r te reasons for both. Can it be cured.
Yes: Yes, all males can experience erectile dysfunction. This is a multifactorial condition that can occur in any age group for various reasons. If this is a new finding or if the patient is very young, it would be appropriate to see your physician for a general workup as there may be physiological condition that may be treatable and correct the problem. ...Read more
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