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Hydrocele Hernia Adults
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I had inginal hernia and hydrocele surgery almost a week ago and my testicle is dry itchy and flakey any reason why?
Lump on testicle 5 weeks after hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What is it? Should I be worried?
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
Testicular pain. Worst during ejaculation. Ultrasound shows hydrocele but no can say what is really causing it. Could umbilical hernia cause the pain?
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
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
Is it possible that my hydrocele was cured during my bilateral inguinal hernia repair, laparascopic.
Hydrocele: Yes. Of course. The fluid very well may have reabsorbed. ...Read more
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