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Hydrocele After Hernia
It depends!: In order to answer the question, you'd have to know where it was, whether it was the first one, how big it was, and how long you had it before the operation. There are many factors! the good news is that seromas do go away, although sometimes we need to treat them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
For what length of time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?
Can you tell me how much time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?
Varies. : Could last a few days to a few weeks. Supportive underwear and applying heat will sometimes speed the process up. ...Read more
Sort of: These two entities are related, especially in pediatric cases. Incomplete closure of the tunica vaginalis as the testis descends down to the scrotum can be the cause for both hydrocele and hernia. One does not cause the other. That said, hydroceles have been known to occur after hernia repair. This is felt to be related to restriction of the cord lymphatics after herniorrhaphy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar linings: Indirect inguinal hernias and hydroceles are both lined by a membrane originating from the peritoneum. The communication usually closes at or shortly after birth, once the ipsilateral testis has reached the base of scrotum. This membrane becomes the tunica vaginalis. It is a hernia if the neck permits, bowel or omentum to enter. Communicating hydroceles have narrow necks, permitting fluid in+out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a surgeon: Hydrocoele is a collection of fluid around the testicle and typically presents as a painless swelling of the scrotum. Inguinal hernia is a protrusion of abdominal-cavity contents (usually intestine) through the inguinal canal, and sometimes extending into the scrotum. These two conditions are not dangerous, per se, but can lead to symptoms and in the case of a hernia, can cause blockage. ...Read more
My son had an open hernia and hydrocele repair done may 28 he has been doing fine until yesterday right testicle looks just as big as when hernia was ?
Enlarge testicle: Hello, is your son currently in pain or does the testicle look red and inflamed? If so, you should proceed to the ER asap. If he is happy and acting fine, but it is enlarged again after the surgery, I would call the surgeon in the morning and have him/her take a look at it. The hernia and/or the hydrocele may have opened up or recurred again. Please have it looked at. Wishing him well... ...Read more
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