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How long does lump in groin associated with hydrocoele last?

How long does lump in groin associated with hydrocoele last?

Depends: If the hydrocele is in a newborn about 75-80 % will resolve by 12-18 months of life. If it fails to resolve then surgery can treat it. If the hydrocele arises later in life then it is unllikely to resolve spontaneously, hence surgery can correct it. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Pea-sized lump in groin area. Not sure how long it was there?

Pea-sized lump in groin  area. Not sure how long it was there?

Pea-sized lump: The most common pea-sized (3-5 mm) lump in the groin area is an ingrown-hair which blocks up a hair follicle and enlarges as normal gland secretions can't get out. These will usually take care of themselves, as long as the hair follicle itself does not get infected from the irritation, in which case an antibiotic would be indicated. Another possibility is a lymph gland, but these are usually large. ...Read more

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When can I bathe after inguinal hernia and hydrocele surgery?

When can I bathe after inguinal hernia and hydrocele surgery?

Need to ask: Your own surgeon. Each surgeon has their own recommendations based on their own background and the specifics of your medical history & your surgery details. ...Read more

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In what percent (roughly) hydrocele (at adults) can cure by it self? Mine appeared after a classic direct inguinal hernia operation 2.5 months ago.

In what percent (roughly) hydrocele (at adults) can cure by it self? Mine appeared after a classic direct inguinal hernia operation 2.5 months ago.

Hydroceles: Congenital hydroceles that have been present since birth don't "heal"; require surgery; although small non symptomatic hydroceles can be safely watched. Postop hydrocele rx however depends on the cause. Normal post-op swelling/fluid around the testicle ; in the scrotum often absorbs over time. However a retained portion of a hernia sac that fills with fluid may require repeat surgery see your md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time until a hydrocele goes away after left inguinal hernia repair?

Can you tell me how much time  until a hydrocele goes away after left inguinal hernia repair?

Hope it will: Should have involuted within six weeks, otherwise hydrocelectomy may be required. Thus consult an experienced urologist if still there after 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, lichtenstein with mesh.I had an edema which is bigger now, maybe hydrocele?I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, lichtenstein with mesh.I had an edema which is bigger now, maybe hydrocele?I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Post-op issues: If it is edema/swelling from the surgery, that may go away with medication and time and monitoring the area. If it is a hydrocele, it may need surgery, as... Simple hydroceles in children often go away without surgery, however, in adults, hydroceles usually do not go away on their own. If surgery is needed, it is an easy procedure with very good outcomes. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, with mesh. Postop.Edema bigger now, maybe hydrocele?Little pain still.Why? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, with mesh. Postop.Edema bigger now, maybe hydrocele?Little pain still.Why? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Probably wait out...: Local surgical dissection and postoperative tissue reaction for healing may interfere venous and lymphatic drainage, leading to swelling in inguinal and scrotal region. Such takes time to resolve with unpredicable various pace, but is worthwhile to wait and see as long as slow and surely getting better day by day, because nothing can be done except infection. More? Ask surgeon timely. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

Hydrocele is 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