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Dr. Mark Barraza
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Hydrocele Repair (Overview)

A hydrocele is formed by fluid accumulation around the testis. In children, a hydrocele is formed when fluid seeps into the scrotum via a patent connection with the abdomen. In adults, there is no such communication. Therefore the repair depends on the age group. In children it is very similar to a hernia repair. In adults, it consists of evacuating the fluid and folding the hydrocele sac...


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What is the definition or description of: hydrocele repair?

What is the definition or description of: hydrocele repair?

See below: A hydrocele is formed by fluid accumulation around the testis. In children, a hydrocele is formed when fluid seeps into the scrotum via a patent connection with the abdomen. In adults, there is no such communication. Therefore the repair depends on the age group. In children it is very similar to a hernia repair. In adults, it consists of evacuating the fluid and folding the hydrocele sac... ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Barraza
21 doctors shared insights

Hydrocele Repair (Overview)

A hydrocele is formed by fluid accumulation around the testis. In children, a hydrocele is formed when fluid seeps into the scrotum via a patent connection with the abdomen. In adults, there is no such communication. Therefore the repair depends on the age group. In children it is very similar to a hernia repair. In adults, it consists of evacuating the fluid and folding the hydrocele sac...


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Bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal up?

Bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal up?

1 to 2 weeks: Hydrocele, varicocele, inguinal hernia, some femoral hernias are approached surgically via a small incision at the groin. These are typically elective surgical procedures and the incision is closed with suture material that is not visible, dissolves under the skin in 6 to 12 weeks and appear "healed up" at the first post operative visit, 1 to 2 weeks after the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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I had bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

I had bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

Wounds about 10 days: Discomfort ; swelling can take up to 6 weeks. Advise wear compression underwear for maximal comfort. ...Read more

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After a bi-lateral hydrocele repair, how long until the wounds heal?

About a week: Bilateral hydrocelectomy suggests that patient is a child and children tend to heal faster than adults. ...Read more

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Hydrocele repair 2.5 weeks ago. No pain. When can I exercise, go to the gym?

Hydrocele repair 2.5 weeks ago. No pain. When can I exercise, go to the gym?

You can probably: start slowly and increase to previous level over next 1-2 weeks, as long as you are pain free. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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How long after hydrocele repair operation can I return to normal activities?

As tolerated: This would typically be return to normal activity as tolerated by pain. Check with you surgeon however, because ever case is unique. ...Read more

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Does a hydrocele repair scar ?

Does a hydrocele repair scar ?

Not bad: If approached through the groin, you would have linear scar there, but such scars tend to be very cosmetic as they are in the lines of skin tension. If approached transcrotally, there would be a linear scar there. ...Read more

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My hydrocele was opertaed in a month now but fluid still accumulating confirmed by my surgeon.How many days or month can I go for hydrocele repair.

Hydrocele: If your hydrocele was simply aspirated in the office with a syringe, it is very likely to recur. If you had an open incisional procedure to remove the hydrocele either it was done incorrectly or blood has now cumulated in the scrotum creating a hematoma. Either way you should discuss it with a urologist. ...Read more

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How long after hydrocele repair can you have sex?

How long after hydrocele repair can you have sex?

Until...: There has been no magic timing to restrict sex after hydrocelectomy, but let common sense rule what we can do and need. So, as long as you can cope with postoperative pain and swelling, you can have sex whenever you like, but common sense guides most reasonable men not to have sex for at least 1-2 weeks after surgery there. ...Read more

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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