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How long can I reasonably wait before having my hydrocele surgically corrected?

How long can I reasonably wait before having my hydrocele surgically corrected?

Depends if no pain: Adult hydroceles do not resolve spontaneously, but you can wait for as long as you like or even forever it does not feel uncomfortable or painful. Should be checked with an ultrasound to exclude remote chance of tumor. George bernad shaw never had his knee length hydrocele repaired because he didn't trust surgeons and thus wore baggy plus4 pants all his life. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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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


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How long is ok to wait for hydrocele surgery?

How long is ok to wait for hydrocele surgery?

Indefinitely or as: Long as you wish to live with the discomfort of a large scrotum. Also depends how large it is, a small hydrocele may never need surgery, a very large hydrocele must be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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How long after hydrocele surgery will I return to normal?

About 2 wks. average: Sometimes a few days less, a few patients take longer. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long it will take for recovery from hydrocele surgery?

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 more

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How long do I have to wear the supportive strap after hydrocele surgery?

Longer the better: Rest, ice, elevation when lying down and scrotal support is important to keep the scrotum from getting swollen. 2 weeks at a minimum, but 4 weeks would be even better. If the scrotum gets swollen it can take a long time for the hydrocele to feel better (like months) so pay your dues early. ...Read more

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How long after a hydrocele surgery can I masterbate?

Anytime: Hydrocele surgery is simple but it can indeed cause many days of swelling and discomfort in some few patients. As long as you are recovering well, the pain is minimal and the swelling moderate....Yes you can masturbate. It goes without saying that you should keep things on the gentle side. ...Read more

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In case of surgery for correct communicating hydrocele in 4 years old boy is possibility to come back again hydrocele? Has risk this type of surgery?

Yes: There is a chance the hydrocele can return after surgery. Talk to the surgeon about what percentage he/she has seen in his/her practice. There are statistics but some surgeons may have lower return rates than others. ...Read more

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What are the short-term & long-term side effects from surgical excision of the hydrocele? What are the risks&probabilities of the surgical incision?

See below: Short term risk is post-operative pain, swelling, hematoma formation or recurrent hydrocele. Infection is rare unless a hematoma develops. Damage to adjacent structures such as the testis itself, the vas or epididymis are uncommon long term risks. ...Read more

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My son 4,5 years old has diagnosed with communication hydrocele in testicles. no pain, only swollen not very. is necessary surgery or we can wait?

Yes, ....: Yes, please proceed with surgical correction since professional experience has proved such inborn communicating hydrocele will almost be certain to last forever if not closed by age of 1. Besides, it is also associated with a small hernia (indirect). So, getting its surgical correction through a small inguinal incision like one for inguinal hernia repair is the choice of care. Best wish for him.. ...Read more

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How can I cure hydrocele without surgery?

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 more

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Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Ask your surgeon: Recovery depends somewhat on size of hydrocele. Best to wear tight or Lycra underpants for compression. Be a couch potato for a week or so. No tennis, basketball or football during that time. Rest will aid recovery ...Read more

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How can I feel comfortable after a hydrocele surgery?

Ice Pack: The use of the oral medications that your parents will give you, as well as the use of an ice-pack will take care of most of the discomfort. You are going to feel uncomfortable for several days after this surgery, but the pain will not be severe. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Does the hydrocele is seriuos disease.And is there treatement rather than surgery?

Does the hydrocele is seriuos disease.And is there treatement rather than surgery?

Not often worrisome: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle. Often the reason for this is unclear, but infection, trauma, tumors, or other causes are possible, so medical evaluation is important. It requires treatment when large enough to preclude palpating of the testicle or so large as to be uncomfortable. Drainage without surgery rarely works as the fluid recollects. The operation is outpatient. ...Read more

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Hydrocele surgery complications, what to do?

Few: Generally well tolerated, but some swelling, tenderness, bruising are common and resolve in a few weeks. ...Read more

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How likely is it for hydrocele surgery to affect fertility?

How likely is it for hydrocele surgery to affect fertility?

NO: Hydrocele is simply a fluid collection , once the sac is opened par of wall taken out ( Hydrocelectomy ) you will be fine ,it will not effect your potency ( erectile function ) or sperm count ( fertility ) Don't worry Discuss with your doctor . ...Read more

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Why can't I have an orgasm after having a hydrocele surgery?

Why can't I have an orgasm after having a hydrocele surgery?

Likely anxiety: There should be no structural or functional reason or lack of ejaculation. Most of ejaculate comes from prostate gland, seminal vesicles & pre-cum from Cowper's gland. Testicles provide sperm for ejaculate. You presumably have another testis on the other side to hydrocele if you thought vas on hydrocele side had been damaged by surgery. Vas damage is 99.9% unlikely & does not affect ejaculation. ...Read more

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Could hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Could hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Usually not: Small hydroceles often require no surgery unless they bother the subject. Large hydroceles in very old or infirm subjects can be aspirated coincident with instillation of a sclerosant but usually recur. By ; large all adult hydroceles which need to be "fixed" require surgery for correction. Operation is reactively minor. ...Read more