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Could hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Could hydrocele be cured without surgery?

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

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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When does bleeding stop after testicle hydrocele surgery?

When does bleeding stop after testicle hydrocele surgery?

Should have stopped: By end of operation. Should not be bleeding. Call your urologist to discuss. May need to visit er if u can't get hold of your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my testicle is still swollen 4 months after my hydrocele surgery?

Is it normal that my testicle is still swollen 4 months after my hydrocele surgery?

No: It's hard to comment on a surgery I wasn't present for
in general, the swelling goes down after about 6 weeks
at 4 months, talk with your surgeon about whether you should have an ultrasound.
Sometimes, hydroceles come back pretty quickly
other times, there is a large hematoma that takes a long time to dissolve. ...Read more

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I have hydrocele my right testicle became larger than normal. When do doctors have to do surgery?

I have hydrocele my right testicle became larger than normal. When do doctors have to do surgery?

Hydrocele: I tell my pts that when the swelling becomes bothersome it may be time for surgery....Very small hydro else can be watched but usually grow.... ...Read more

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Can a hydrocele surgery cause infertility or impotency.? How much risk assiciated (in %). Thanks

Can a hydrocele surgery cause infertility or impotency.? How much risk assiciated (in %). Thanks

Neither: Performed properly, hydrocele surgery is not likely to cause any testicular injury including hypofunction. As far as impotency, there is no relation whatsoever ...Read more

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Recovery time after hydrocele surgery?? can I go back to worj after 1 week?? any prob with sex drive??

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

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45 year old. Has a swollen testacle. Doctors say it is hydrocele and surgery required. What is the risk of safe surgery?

Minimal risk: Go ahead and have the surgery. Use an ice pack & athletic/scrotal support after sugery and stay off your feet for a few days to have a speedier and more comfortable recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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While doing the hydrocele surgery on my left testicle I will be awake or they will let me sleep by giving me kind of medication?

While doing the hydrocele surgery on my left testicle I will be awake or they will let me sleep by giving me kind of medication?

Generally, general: Anesthesia is provided for this out-patient procedure which is usually not complicated. Surgery is less risky than aspiration for infection and is more likely to last. Some use a laparoscopy method but in any case, it is likely to go well. Talk w/ your surgeon for a Do/Don't list and other info you'd like. Also, here's a link: http://www. Surgeryencyclopedia. Com/Fi-La/Hydrocelectomy. Html
Best! ...Read more

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A varicocele and hydrocele surgery will be obvious on my storcum for the rest of my life? Or it will appear a little bit on it?

A varicocele and hydrocele surgery will be obvious on my storcum for the rest of my life? Or it will appear a little bit on it?

Here are some. ..: Varicocele results from inborn defect of venous valves like that in varicose veins of legs so staying with your forever. Hydrocele may be either congenital as a part of inguinal hernia in childhood (communicating hydrocle) or acquired anytime along the life from various causes inside the sac. Also, remember: Any life event displays itself along its pattern and course of full spectrum; so it can.. ...Read more

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I plan on having sex tomorrow with my partner and it has been exactly one week since my hydrocele surgery. Is this ok? Will I be fine?

I plan on having sex tomorrow with my partner and it has been exactly one week since my hydrocele surgery. Is this ok? Will I be fine?

Defer to Doctor: Not one of us here on health tap would feel comfortable answering this question. You have a surgeon who did surgery on you and provided you with specific instructions on your healing and post operative care. These instructions are vital and none of us here have access to this information. If your instructions did not include sexual activity then I would recommend you contact the surgeon about it. ...Read more

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After hydrocele surgery to my son 5 years old dr that do operation said that everything is ok now! Must to think I for fertility problem for my son?

After hydrocele surgery to my son 5 years old dr that do operation said that everything is ok now! Must to think I for fertility problem for my son?

No: There is absolutely no decrease or risk to fertility in a boy with a hydrocele, whether corrected or not. Put your mind at ease. There can be grandchildren in your future. ...Read more

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I have double side hydrocele since 5 years a go (a mild one).Now I want surgery. Cani return to my normal life after surgery (ex. Doing sport like befor?

Absolutely: Your surgeon will give you specific instructions about when you can return to normal activity, which can be any where from 2 - 4 weeks. Start slow and work your way back to your normal activity levels. ...Read more

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I had a ultra sound test it say I had small varicocelce, doesn't said the grade and it had small hydrocele. ..I do feel pain but I don't want surgery.?

Your decision: Probably had a scrotal ultrasound to evaluate testicular or scrotal pain. Pain is unlikely due either to a small varicocele or hydrocele, both are usually painless. Large varicoceles, clearly visible when erect may cause a feeling of heaviness or dragging occasionally low grade pain. Hydroceles have to be large to cause feeling of discomfort from thigh rubbing against it. Avoid surgery for pain. ...Read more

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How can hydrocele be cured without surgery?

How can hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Requires surgery: Neither medication nor needle aspiration are an answer to this problem. Latter would just re=accumulate fluid ; puts subject at risk for a scrotal infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a hydrocele without surgery?

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

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What are hydrocele surgery complications?

See below: In an adult, the complications of hydrocele surgery consist of infection, bleeding with hematoma formation and recurrence of the problem. The reported risk of these complications collectively is under 3%. ...Read more

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How long after a hydrocele surgery can I masterbate?

Anytime: Hydrocele surgery is simple but it can indeed cause many days of swelling and discomfort in some few patients. As long as you are recovering well, the pain is minimal and the swelling moderate....Yes you can masturbate. It goes without saying that you should keep things on the gentle side. ...Read more

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What will the doctors do during surgery to fix my hydrocele?

See below: During repair of a hydrocele, the scotum is incised and the hydrocele sac incised. All the hydrocele fluid is evacuated. The sac is then turned inside out and sutured to itself behind the cord structures so that fluid does not reacuumulate. The incision is then closed in multiple layers with absorbable suture material.
There are variants of this procedure as well. ...Read more

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Why is my testicle still hard after hydrocele surgery is the ok?

Why is my testicle still hard after hydrocele surgery is the ok?

Very common: It can take several months for the testicle and its surrounding tissues to soften up after hydrocele repair. There are a number of reasons including edema (swelling) in the surgical area, thickness of the tunica vaginalis that was partially removed; some reabsorbing blood, size of the hydrocele, was the spermatic cord involved, etc. Give it time. ...Read more

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Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Can communicating hydrocele surgery cause fertility problems to boys?

Here are some. ..: Communicating hydrocele alone should not cause male infertility, but surgical injury to vas deferens in bilateral communicating hydroclectomy for children may. However, average skillful surgeon should be able to avoid such incidence. ...Read more

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Can I use creme for surgery spots (against spots) for my child 5 years old, he has done hydrocele surgery?

Unclear: It is unclear what you mean by "surgery spots", or what type of cream you want to use. Best thing is to call the surgeon and ask. Hope this helps! ...Read more