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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
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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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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.

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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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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What will happen if I don't have my communicating hydrocele repaired?

May Lead to a hernia: A communicating hydrocele allows free flow of abdominal fluid back and forth to the scrotal sac. It could also (depending on the size of the communication) allow intestines to travel throught the hydrocele channel to the scrotum. That would become a hernia. If the contents get stuck in the scrotum, that would be called an incarcerated hernia and is a medical emergency. ...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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Lump on testicle 5 weeks after hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What is it? Should I be worried?

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

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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Are there any sides effect of not doing the communicating hydrocele repaire?

Communicating hydroc: There are 2 types of hydrocele communicating and non-communicating, a communicating hydrocele means that there is a communication between the sac around the testis (tunica vaginalis) and the peritoneal abdominal cavity, so this is a potenhernia, if there is an increase in the size of the communication it may result in trappment of the abdominal contents i.e. The bowel and fat in the scrotal sa. ...Read more

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Will my hydrocele go away immediately once I've had an inguinal repair?

Hydrocele: If the hydrocele is repaired, it is normal to have some swelling and pain that may take a few weeks to resolve. If the swelling is very painful or if it looks like the swelling is worsening, you should contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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I had a herina repaired with the mesh. Now I have a hydrocele will I need surgey agin?

I had a herina repaired with the mesh. Now I have a hydrocele will I need surgey agin?

Observation v repair: Many hydroceles are small and asymptomatic and do not merit any treatment. Many are "reactive" and occur after trauma and surgery. These may resolve with time and observation only is prudent. If it is very large, or symptomatic, then surgical repair is usually performed, although needle drainage with or without sclerosis are used occasionally. ...Read more

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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