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What is a hydrocelectomy?

What is a hydrocelectomy?

Here is ...: Hydrocelectomy is an open procedure to eliminate the occurrence of fluid collection between scrotal wall and testis with various surgical techniques, which can be done as an outpatient with very tolerable postoperative pain. More detail? Ask the Doc for specific details that you may have. ...Read more

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How much does a hydrocelectomy hurt?

How much does a hydrocelectomy hurt?

Not much: None during surgery if under general anesthesia. Worth requesting a local anesthetic block to reduce post-operative pain. Try to rest for a few days after surgery, use ice-pack if necessary, tight underwear ; pain medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you explain a hydrocelectomy to me?

Could you explain a hydrocelectomy to me?

Scrotal incision: Surgery best performed under general anesthesia ; as same day surgery procedure so ur discharged home from recovery room (pacu) after operation. Hydrocele sac under skin incised, fluid drained ; sac turned inside out ; sutured to itself behind testicle so that fluid should not re-accumulate, so called 'bottle procedure'. Scrotum closed in layers with absorbable suture. Pressure dressing applied. ...Read more

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How long after hydrocelectomy do I wear the jock support?

How long after hydrocelectomy do I wear the jock support?

1-2 weeks: Most pts will find scrotal support beneficial during the first 1-2 weeks after hydrocelectomy and primarily for comfort reasons. ...Read more

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I am having a hydrocelectomy soon. Any advice to give during recovery?

I am having a hydrocelectomy soon. Any advice to give during recovery?

Yes: Be a couch potato, use ice pack on affected side, wear tight underwear and take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or stronger pain meds if prescribed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about what it's like to have experience with hydrocelectomy?

Can you tell me about what it's like to have experience with hydrocelectomy?

Scrotal incision: Surgery best performed under general anesthesia ; as same day surgery procedure so ur discharged home from recovery room (PACU) after operation. Will have scrotal scar which becomes almost invisible with time. Some pain, tenderness ; swelling for couple of weeks post-op. Best to have compression dressing &;underwear to minimise swelling, discomfort ; pain medication after surgery. ...Read more

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What causes swelling after a hydrocelectomy is performed?

What causes swelling after a hydrocelectomy is performed?

Tissue edema: Scrotum affords virtually no compression. Lymphatics may have been divided ; thus can not drain edema or fluid that continues to form from remaining lining of hydrocele sac. Worth considering compression, e.g. Lycra, shorts ...Read more

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I've got to get a hydrocelectomy and i've got no idea what they do.

I've got to get a hydrocelectomy and i've got no idea what they do.

Surgery: Bottle or lord operations are performed through the scrotum. Excess hydrocele sac is excised with bottle procedure and remaining sac is everted and sutured together behind the testis. Hydrocele is incised and rolled up ; sutured on either side of testis with lord procedure. Communicating hydroceles are corrected through the groin ; patent communication, .If present, is divided. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is getting the hydrocelectomy like?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is getting the hydrocelectomy like?

General anesthesia: Thus ur unconscious during surgery so you don't feel anything during the operation. Small scrotal incision is made which is sutured with absorbable sutures. Post-operative pain should not be severe ; controlled with percocet. You can also ask surgeon to inject Lidocaine into spermatic cord ; under scrotal skin to minimize post-operative pain. Tight dressing ; rest 4 few days speeds recovery. ...Read more

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Hydrocelectomy, how much pain is involved and where? Plus how long is healing time?

Pain is individual.: Usually pain after surgery is located in the scrotum unless a groin approach is in the surgery. Activity such as walking is important post-op in moderation. Healing time is 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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After my hydrocelectomy how many days I have to wait till they took out my surgical points my operation was 4 days ago. ?

After my hydrocelectomy how many days I have to wait till they took out my surgical points my operation was 4 days ago. 

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Some 5-7 days...: For most of healthy persons, the stitches of incision could be removed in 5-7 days though surgeon's preference may play an important role of decision. In fact, many surgeons prefer absorbable subcutaneous stitches resulting in no need for stitch removal. Nevertheless, follow surgeon's instruction for your individual need. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Since I have an hydrocelectomy when can I start lifting weights? And my operation was 6 days ago

Since I have an hydrocelectomy when can I start lifting weights? And my operation was 6 days ago

Only Ur surgeon can-: -advise U as 2 when U can start. If only 6 days, it would be a no for sure. U should have been informed of this prior 2 Ur procedure. Call the office & ask, or on Ur 1'st follow up appt. ...Read more

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Since I had a hydrocelectomy every time I get an erection why does my stitches hurts ? Am I broken the stitches ?

Since I had a hydrocelectomy every time I get an erection why does my stitches hurts ? Am I broken the stitches ?

More specific info?: One needs more specific info on onset, degree, duration, progress, evolution, specific site, etc. of symptoms stressing sequence of events + physical exam + testing as needed so to sort out what may be the specific causes for your pain. Nevertheless, it could be okay to wait and see if the degree of pain has been slowly & surely getting better day by day. ...Read more

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After my hydrocelectomy I tried to show and one of my stitches was broke when I was removing the gauze What should I do?

After my hydrocelectomy I tried to show and one of my stitches was broke when I was removing the gauze What should I do?

Leave incision alone: After an uneventful hydrocelectomy, doing nothing but leaving the surgical site alone by just keeping there dry would be the most reasonable care. In other words, no care is the best care because nothing can change surgical site beneath the skin after the edges of incision are approximated and sealed. More? Ask your doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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I had hydrocelectomy 3 days ago and my balls have swollen up a lot and I am wondering if this is normal? And how long does it take to be normal 100%

I had hydrocelectomy  3 days ago  and my balls have swollen up a lot and I am wondering if this is normal? And how long does it take to be normal 100%

May be: It's not unusual to have swelling for 3-5 days, but if the swelling is not getting better and you have pain, tenderness fever, you better have a follow up with the surgeon tomorrow. ...Read more

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Hydrocelectomy- I have replaced the gauze two days after the op. How should I clean the wound? Some stitches came off. Can i leave it alone until tue?

Hydrocelectomy- I have replaced the gauze two days after the op. How should I clean the wound? Some stitches came off. Can i leave it alone until tue?

Just leave it...: Since bleeding stopped and incision sealed, it's good idea to leave it alone but keep it dry by opening it to air off and on, and cover it with thin protective gauze. It would most likely be okay to wait until tuesday. Of course, if anything unexpected occurs, seek urgent attention; but from what you described, you would be fine as long as being comfortable and getting better slowly day by day. ...Read more

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I had a hydrocelectomy surgery a week ago, is it okay to smoke ciggaretes?

I had a hydrocelectomy surgery a week ago, is it okay to smoke ciggaretes?

No: It's never ok to smoke. Now is an excellent time to quit smoking. Smoking is a direct cause of coronary artery disease plus generalized arerial disease which can cause erectile dysfunction and other conditions from reduced and obstructed blood flow. Also lung cancer. The effects are cumulative over the years. Please stop now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi after 40 days of my hydrocelectomy there is still swelling as double or triple than other testicle and pain in the firm part of that ? what I do ?

Here are some...: Despite 40days after hydrocelectomy, the most reasonable medicine is still time and patience since the "final" surgical resolution may take 6-12 months to "complete" as long as being mentally and physically comfortable. If wishing to chat in person, go to Concierge at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with keycode at RQPWJC. Best wish to health, happiness, and success... ...Read more

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I had a hydrocelectomy 6 days ago. Is it to soon to masturbate or have sex?

I had a hydrocelectomy 6 days ago. Is it to soon to masturbate or have sex?

Hydrocoelectomy: Depends on the surgery and if any complications occurred. You should check with your surgeon for instructions about sexual activity. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why can't I have a orgasm after haveing hydrocelectomy surgry?

Can any doc explain why can't I have a orgasm after haveing hydrocelectomy surgry?

Likely psychological: Semen is produced by prostate gland & semininal vesicals, sperm is only a small volume component. It is thus produced well away from hydrocele or site of hydrocelectomy surgery. Suggest U discuss it with your urologist (U have 3 month global which includes all surgery related charges for 3 months after operation) or seek some sex counseling. Should be no anatomic reason fior this problem. ...Read more