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How Complicated Is Hydrocele Surgery For A Man
Symptoms?: Treatment of the most common type of hydrocele is necessary only for symptomatic complaints or for the rare situation of compromised integrity of the scrotal skin. Surgical excision is the most common treatment. Simple aspiration doesn't work. The fluid will just reaccumulate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Longer in adults: 1 - 2 weeks for an adult. Depends upon how large the hydrocele pre-operatively and whether pressure dressing &/or athletic supporter was used & physical activity post-operatively. Children recover recover much quicker & in a few days; less time the younger they are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydrocele medication: Your surgeon will give you pain medication to take as needed after the operation. He/she will decide if you need any antibiotcs. Many patients do not, but sometimes antibiotics are given if the surgeon decides to leave a drain in for a day or two to limit swelling. You will also likely have a scrotal support. You will be given a full list of intructions with prescriptions after your operation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable 1 - 6 weeks: Recovery time depends upon patient age + technique. Babies and young boys recover within days, surgery is simple, quick + relatively atraumatic. Adults take onger, 4 - 6 weeks + occasionally longer. In so called "lord procedure" hydrocele sac is rolled up + retained needs longer recovery than the more simple "bottle procedure" where sac is partiall excised and sutured round back of testicle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my hydrocele came back after surgery, is it simply bad luck or surgery wasn't done well? Not sure if I should get surgery again from same Dr.
No and yes: A hydrocele is not a serious condition by itself. However, it should be evaluated to ensure that the cause of the hydrocele is not something serious (ie it is a more of a symptom than a disease). Surgery will cure most. Observation is prudent if there are no symptoms. From time to time a physician may elect to aspirate the hydrocele. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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