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Two weeks after hydrocelectomy, still sensitive & swollen bigger than hydrocele. Is this "normal"? If there isn't but stitch discomfort & pain do I worry about the testi? Getting better very slowly.

Two weeks after hydrocelectomy, still sensitive & swollen bigger than hydrocele. Is this "normal"?  If there isn't but stitch discomfort & pain do I worry about the testi? Getting better  very slowly.

Probable hematoma: Getting better is a good sign. Swelling is either due to a post-operative bleed (hematoma) or some trapped lymph or combination of both. You may have been too active after surgery. A post-operative compression dressing might have helped. Certainly wear jockey or boxer brief underpants for support, not boxers & consider compression lycra shorts under your pants.. Should resolve. Testis probably ok. ...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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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 ?

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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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3 mos post-hydrocelectomy. Testicle is lemon size, dense, painless. Large postop scrotal hematoma evac'd 2 wks ago. Why testicle so large still? Sad.

3 mos post-hydrocelectomy. Testicle is lemon size, dense, painless. Large postop scrotal hematoma evac'd 2 wks ago. Why testicle so large still? Sad.

Here are some ...: At this stage of post-hydrocelectomy, the surest best care is time and patience as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day unless superimposed infection may occur. The healing process highly varies reflecting the degree and amount of local tissue injury by therapeutic intention, surgeon's skill, patient's age, nutrition, medical comorbidities, etc. So, be patient and ask Doc timely. ...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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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