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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