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How long until a hydrocele goes away after hernia repair?

How long until a hydrocele goes away after hernia repair?

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 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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For what length of time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

For what length of time do post-traumatic hydroceles last after an inguinal hernia repair operation?

Weeks to months: Usually a fluid collection in the scrotum after inguinal hernia repair is self limited, and should be gone by six months. It should definitely be near its final state by 12 months. If not, and its causing problems, it may need to be operated on. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much 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

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Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

Can a hernia cause a hydrocele?

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 more

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Hydrocele from hernia, how long to go away?

Hydrocele: A postoperative hydrocele after hernia repair may take months to resolve depending on the size of the hernia prior to repair. If it has not resolved within six months, it may need to be excised. ...Read more

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Do hernias a hydroceles usually occur at the same time?

Do hernias a hydroceles usually occur at the same time?

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 more

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What is hydrocele+hernia?Is it dangerous?

What is hydrocele+hernia?Is it dangerous?

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

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a hernia or hydrocele?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a hernia or hydrocele?

Diagnosing a Hernia: Usually a physical exam by a physician is all you need to diagnose a hernia. If there is any question then an ultrasound or CT Scan can be done to differentiate between a hernia or hydrocele. ...Read more

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Is it possible to operate on a bilateral hydrocele hernia in laparoscopy?

Depends: If the hydrocele is connected to the hernia and the entire hernia sac is able to be reduced (pulled into abdomen), which is difficult btw, then yes. Usually hydroceles require separate incision and excision of the lining. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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