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Hydrocele Surgery Recovery
About a month: Depends on the absolute approach and technique, but you should be fully recovered and functional by 4 weeks. Your surgeon can give you specific restrictions and expectations, and is your best source for this question. Good luck. ...Read more
About 1 week: Surgeon should tell or have told you if you have already had surgery. Compressive dressing is best. Ice pack may help. Should be on ibuprofen &/or Tylenol (acetaminophen) both as pain killer & anti-inflammatory agent. Also depends upon your job. More time if you are on your feet & active all the time. Good Luck ...Read more
9 days since hydrocele surgery. I think I'm having a speedy recovery. Very minimal discomfort. Can I masturbate? Don't want to ruin surgery.
Recovery time after hydrocele surgery?? can I go back to worj after 1 week?? any prob with sex drive??
Recovery: If your recovery is uncomplicated, you feel well off pain medications and no heavy lifting at your work...it's possible you could return at one week. ...Read more
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
Symptoms?: Treatment of the most common type of hydrocele is necessary only for symptomatic complaints or for the rare situation of compromised integrity of the scrotal skin. Surgical excision is the most common treatment. Simple aspiration doesn't work. The fluid will just reaccumulate. ...Read more
Usually not: Small hydroceles often require no surgery unless they bother the subject. Large hydroceles in very old or infirm subjects can be aspirated coincident with instillation of a sclerosant but usually recur. By ; large all adult hydroceles which need to be "fixed" require surgery for correction. Operation is reactively minor. ...Read more
No: Sadly not usually. You can drain a hydrocele with a needle in the office but the recurrence rate is very high. In surgery the hydrocele "sac" where the fluid sits is surgically removed so it is very rare for the fluid to return after surgery. Best of luck. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas. ...Read more
About 2 wks. Average: Sometimes a few days less, a few patients take longer. Good luck. ...Read more
Hydrocele medication: Your surgeon will give you pain medication to take as needed after the operation. He/she will decide if you need any antibiotcs. Many patients do not, but sometimes antibiotics are given if the surgeon decides to leave a drain in for a day or two to limit swelling. You will also likely have a scrotal support. You will be given a full list of intructions with prescriptions after your operation. ...Read more
Variable 1 - 6 weeks: Recovery time depends upon patient age + technique. Babies and young boys recover within days, surgery is simple, quick + relatively atraumatic. Adults take onger, 4 - 6 weeks + occasionally longer. In so called "lord procedure" hydrocele sac is rolled up + retained needs longer recovery than the more simple "bottle procedure" where sac is partiall excised and sutured round back of testicle. ...Read more
Yes: Needle aspiration is possible, however the fluid will re-accumulate and we tend to minimize this procedure to avoid infection. But it is possible. Discuss the risks and benefits of this with your doctor before proceeding. ...Read more
No effective Rx: There is no effective non-surgical treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Longer the better: Rest, ice, elevation when lying down and scrotal support is important to keep the scrotum from getting swollen. 2 weeks at a minimum, but 4 weeks would be even better. If the scrotum gets swollen it can take a long time for the hydrocele to feel better (like months) so pay your dues early. ...Read more
Not often worrisome: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle. Often the reason for this is unclear, but infection, trauma, tumors, or other causes are possible, so medical evaluation is important. It requires treatment when large enough to preclude palpating of the testicle or so large as to be uncomfortable. Drainage without surgery rarely works as the fluid recollects. The operation is outpatient. ...Read more
Post op swelling: Could be or an infection. If you are concerned let your surgeon take a look at it. ...Read more
One month ago I have done a hydrocele surgery. Is it is possible that the hydrocele reoccur once again?
Here are some. ..: Being one month after hydrocelectomy is too early to judge its recurrence. Instead, continuing to observe post-surgical resolution for at least 2-4 months is the most logical thing to do as long as slowly but surely getting softer & smaller with lesser ache and tenderness. At times, post-hydrocelectomy resolution may take months to maximize reflecting the degree of expected postop inflammation... ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with mild hydrocele via USG scan. Will it affect mysexual health? Do I need surgery? I am 40.
If my hydrocele came back after surgery, is it simply bad luck or surgery wasn't done well? Not sure if I should get surgery again from same Dr.
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