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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

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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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 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?

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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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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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

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70 years maile angioplasty done in 2004&2008 ED since then, diabetic and hernia&hydrocele opposite sides. Using medicines diplatt, avas, metacard, etc.

70 years maile angioplasty done in 2004&2008 ED since then, diabetic and hernia&hydrocele opposite sides. Using medicines diplatt, avas, metacard, etc.

Need help for ED: You have a complex medical history. This needs to be reviewed by your primary care physician or a urologist. You may well be a candidate for medication, however need first to consult with the above. Above all avoid internet offers for viagra (sildenafil) or cialis, meds may be fakes or even dangerous. Real thing may be ok after above consultation. ...Read more

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I had inginal hernia and hydrocele surgery almost a week ago and my testicle is dry itchy and flakey any reason why?

You might be having: Local skin irritation to antiseptic agent used during surgery or to bandage. Show it to your surgeon, he will have a definite answer for you. ...Read more

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Lump on testicle 5 weeks after hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What is it? Should I be worried?

Check with surgeon: This is likely a residual hematoma or swelling from your hernia repair and should resolve. If not tender or red, you can wait until you see your surgeon as part of your routine post-op check. Otherwise call for an earlier appointment. ...Read more

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Hard lump near the top of testicle after full recovery from hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What could it be? I do not think it is swelling

Scar/blood clot: Probably scar tissue related to the suture material, the normal healing process, and/or a blood clot. Probably not dangerous. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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I had hydrocele and hernia repair surgery last Friday. I've had no pain except normal soreness, but there is still a bulge in my groin. Is this normal?

I had hydrocele and hernia repair surgery last Friday. I've had no pain except normal soreness, but there is still a bulge in my groin. Is this normal?

Probably: As tissue heals, it can become swollen and hard for up to 6 weeks post-operatively. Give it time. Make sure you keep your post-operative appointment. ...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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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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I 70 yr. Male had angioplasty in 2004&08, am diabetic, have hernia, hydrocele & suffering from erectile dysfunction since 2004. How to correct these.

I 70 yr. Male had angioplasty in 2004&08, am diabetic, have hernia, hydrocele & suffering from erectile dysfunction since 2004. How to correct these.

Hernia/Hcele surgery: Will take care of hernia ; hydrocele. Erectile dysfunction may respond to medication, vacuum device or best be served by surgical implantation of a penile prosthesis. Best to consult with a urologist who may be able to manage all three problems. Otherwise may be referred to a general surgeon for hernia repair. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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