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Hydrocele surgery 6mo ago. Testicle bigger than other. If it does NOT glow with transillumination test, is it just healing, or did hydcle return?

Hydrocele surgery 6mo ago. Testicle bigger than other. If it does NOT glow with transillumination test, is it just healing, or did hydcle return?

Hydrocele repair: After the varicocoele has been surgically removed there should be more space in your scrotum so when you put a strong light source behind your scrotum more light should come through because some obstructing material- the Varicocoele- has been removed from the scrotal sac. It doesn't glow!

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Is there a herbal treatment for hydrocele? I really do not want surgery.

Is there a herbal treatment for hydrocele? I really do not want surgery.

Sorry there isn't: No herbal or medication treatment. Hyrdocele fluid can be aspirated with a needle ; sclerosant such as tetracycline injected into hydrocele space, but results are unreliable, hydrocele more often than not recurs ; there is risk of infection. Surgery is the bay to go.

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Is 1000mg of Vit. C ok to help aid surgery wound healing?

Is 1000mg of Vit. C ok to help aid surgery wound healing?

Yes: I advise taking 1000 mg at least 2x/day after surgery- 3-4x/day even better. Zinc (a good form like zinc picolinate, 30 mg) also helps wound healing. A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables and protein will help too.

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Can kidney failure prevent a surgical wound from healing?

Can kidney failure prevent a surgical wound from healing?

Wound: What is the site of your wound and what is your kidney function. There is limited data on wound healing and CKD. I would look for other reasons for delayed wound healing.

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Phentermine affects wound healing after breast reduction surgery, help?

Phentermine affects wound healing after breast reduction surgery, help?

Stop diet pills: During your recovery from surgery, and eat a high protein diet. Your body needs "building blocks" for wound healing. Stop taking your Phentermine prior to surgery - it can make you more prone to heart arrhythmias while you are under anesthesia.

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Can fluid be removed from hydrocele for the time being til surgery??

Can fluid be removed from hydrocele for the time being til surgery??

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.

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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.

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Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Ask your surgeon: Recovery depends somewhat on size of hydrocele. Best to wear tight or Lycra underpants for compression. Be a couch potato for a week or so. No tennis, basketball or football during that time. Rest will aid recovery

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What is the usual recover time required after hydrocele surgery?

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.

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What is the perfect time for recovery time required after hydrocele surgery?

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.

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Urologist said my hydrocele can go away by itself. How is that possible? Also, sometimes it is bigger at times. Dsnt hurt. Dr didn't recmd surgery

Hydroceles: A Hydroceles is a collection of fluid surrounding the testicle and is the most common cause of scrotal enlargement. Caused by trauma or infection/inflammation, as the primary process resolves the swelling may go down. Hydroceles can vary in size over time. Surgery is indicated only when they are painful or bothersome.

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After hydrocele surgery I didn't bath! Only one time 11 days after without soap. I had sex is there a chance my girlfriend will get an infection?

After hydrocele surgery I didn't bath! Only one time 11 days after without soap. I had sex is there a chance my girlfriend will get an infection?

It is not likely: It would likely be normal Flora from your skin. If she gets itching or redness, or low grade fever or chills your girlfriend needs to see her primary care physician. The same if she has burning on urination.

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I had Hydrocele surgery 4 days agoall ok I think but no follow up appt. Still swollen/sore but it's nothing majorWould surgeon visit be waste his time?

I had Hydrocele surgery 4 days agoall ok I think but no follow up appt. Still swollen/sore but it's nothing majorWould surgeon visit be waste his time?

Never!: If you are concerned about your health it is never a waste of time! You go get followed up! Even if the surgeon is a jerk, which some of us are, it is your health and never be concerned about wasting our time. Some of the sickest people I have every seen waited almost too long because of that concern. I would rather see you 100 times to reassure you than have you die because you worried about me!

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Had hydrocele surgery 2 weeks ago for the second time. 2 days after drain removed, the tail of epididymis is tender and larger then usual. Infection?

Had hydrocele surgery 2 weeks ago for the second time. 2 days after drain removed, the tail of epididymis is tender and larger then usual. Infection?

RU sure epididymis?: Not unusual for scrotum 2b tender 2 days after drain removal. Wonder why you think epididymis is tender ; larger. Tunica vaginalis, which is wall of hydrocele is attached to epididymis and bound 2b tender for a while after surgery/drain removal. Best to discuss with your urologist.

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Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

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.

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Before having surgery for my hydrocele, do I need to take medications?

No: There no generally no medications that you need to take before your hydrocele surgery. Be sure you are not taking any blood thinners before surgery. You may need a little pain medicine after surgery.

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Can hydroceles come back, even after surgery?

Can hydroceles come back, even after surgery?

Yes: There is a small risk of recurrence of a hydrocele after surgical treatment. This is usually because of scarring and the way in which the initial surgery heals. These are patient factors that cannot be controlled but can only be monitored for recurrence in the future.

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How soon after hydrocele surgery can I masturbate?

2 weeks: Hydrocele surgery will not interfere with your ability to masturbate, however you will have some scrotal pain or tenderness which will make masturbation unpleasant. You can proceed as soon as it feels comortable and pleasant.

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