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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

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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My son 4, 5 years old has diagnosed with communication hydrocele in testicles. No pain, only swollen not very. Is necessary surgery or we can wait?

My son 4, 5 years old has diagnosed with communication hydrocele in testicles. No pain, only swollen not very. Is necessary surgery or we can wait?

Yes, . ...: Yes, please proceed with surgical correction since professional experience has proved such inborn communicating hydrocele will almost be certain to last forever if not closed by age of 1. Besides, it is also associated with a small hernia (indirect). So, getting its surgical correction through a small inguinal incision like one for inguinal hernia repair is the choice of care. Best wish for him.. ...Read more

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I was operated for hydrocele four years ago but there's still swelling in my same testicle post surgery. What could be done now?

I was operated for hydrocele four years ago but there's still swelling in my same testicle post surgery. What could be done now?

Repeat surgery: You could have a redo hydrocelectomy either by your original urologist or get second opinion from another urologist if hydrocele still bothers you. ...Read more

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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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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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Had hydrocele surgery June 1. More comfortable than prior to surgery but testicle still a little more 2x than other one. Does not illuminate?

Had hydrocele surgery June 1. More comfortable than prior to surgery but testicle still a little more 2x than other one. Does not illuminate?

Normal finding: Part of hydrocele always remains after hydrocele surgery. Fluid is drained & hydrocele sac is inverted & sewn together behind testis (Bottle procedure); some surgeons roll up hydrocele sac (Lord procedure). In both cases testicle will remain larger than other side & may slowly diminish in size with time. This explains why your post surgery testis does not trans-illuminate. Don't be concerned. ...Read more

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4 month old diagnosed with (1) left testicle atrophy (2) right testicle hydrocele with normal blood flow during ultrasound examination and report from radiologist and pediatrics. Can surgery be performed for left testicle atrophy for 4 month old?

4 month old diagnosed with (1) left testicle atrophy (2) right testicle hydrocele with normal blood flow during ultrasound examination and report from radiologist and pediatrics. Can surgery be performed for left testicle atrophy for 4 month old?

Yes, but not urgent: Usually, babies' testicles can move around. Sometimes a testis is above the scrotum at birth, and comes down later, or it is in the scrotum at birth, and gets pulled up above the scrotum a little later. Testis hydrocoele (water around a testis) is not that uncommon, and many times the water goes away on its own. A pediatric urologist can take an initial look anytime and do surgery later if needed. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I had surgery for a left inguinal hernia and hydrocele (marsupialized). The left testicle is now positioned at the top of the scrotum. Will it drop into the normal position later?

Two weeks ago I had surgery for a left inguinal hernia and hydrocele (marsupialized). The left testicle is now positioned at the top of the scrotum. Will it drop into the normal position later?

Maybe: You may just be experiencing swelling that has caused the retraction on the testicle. It should drop back into place. If it hasn't recovered by around 6 weeks post-op, see your surgeon. Btw, you should call him with your concerns. ...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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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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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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I am experiencing pain in my left testicle 8 months post hydrocele correction surgery, only at he back of testicle, what should I do?

I am experiencing pain in my left testicle 8 months post hydrocele correction surgery, only at he back of testicle, what should I do?

Testicle Pain: Follow up with your surgeon. This may be a post op complication or could be an infection not related to the surgery. Either way it needs professional evaluation. Good luck, don't delay. ...Read more

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I feel thick tissue benith the cut made for left side hydrocele surgery 2 month back. Left testicle looks stuck leftward. Minld pain nd discomfort there?

I feel thick tissue benith the cut made for left side hydrocele surgery 2 month back. Left testicle looks stuck leftward. Minld pain nd discomfort there?

Post-op change: Most likely, unless "thick tissue" is expanding. Mild pain & discomfort not unusual, & should settle down with time. In USA anything related to this kind of surgery is included in global fee charged for original surgery for 3 months after operation. Testicle position may remain changed. ...Read more

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Hard lump near the back of testicle after hydrocele surgery 10 weeks ago?

Hard lump near the back of testicle after hydrocele surgery 10 weeks ago?

Lump post surgery: Please return to your doctor to make sure all is well. It MAY be scar tissue but you need to know. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Left testicle now horizontal post hydrocele correction surgery, will this create health or fertility problems?

Left testicle now horizontal post hydrocele correction surgery, will this create health or fertility problems?

NO: After hydrocele surgery it is possible position can change as you described, it will not create fertility problem, don't worry, go for Post OP follow up visit, some times with time will correct itself. ...Read more

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Small hydrocele on testicle. Dr doesn't reccmd surgery. Slight discomort. Cold bath help? Ice? What can I do to improve this w/o surgery?

Doctor right: Your doctor is right small hydrocele do not need surgery specially if there is no severe discomfort
first you need to watch if the hydrocele does change in sizes off and on or not if it does then you have a hernia with the hydrocele and might need to be taking care off
there is nothing you can do to make it go away the best thing you do keep eye on the size and if you start having discomfort ...Read more

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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 surgeon has emptied the fluid filled sac, if he then carefully ties off the end connecting it to your abdominal cavity and cuts it out and discards it then it cannot refill. However, if he just tied a suture around the top (like a laundry bag) then there is a theoretical risk o refilling. You have to see the operative report, written after each operation, and it tells what he did. ...Read more

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Doc, after 1 year of hydrocele surgery of my right testicle I see swelling agian and a little bit pain. Should I be concerned?

Hydrocele repair: Pain near or in the testicles is always concerning. Please be sure to have your urologist examine you and be sure, it is scar tissue and not some other problem. :) ...Read more

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Lump on testicle 5 weeks after hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What is it? Should I be worried?

Lump on testicle 5 weeks after hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What is it? Should I be worried?

Check with surgeon: This is likely a residual hematoma or swelling from your hernia repair and should resolve. If not tender or red, you can wait until you see your surgeon as part of your routine post-op check. Otherwise call for an earlier appointment. ...Read more

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Left testicle removed in 2007 due to germ cell tumor now diagnosed hydrocele in remaining testicle. Should I go for hydrocele surgery? Any risk?

Here are some...: Congratulate for surviving left testicular cancer! At to right hydrocele, one has to ask if this hydrocele significantly bothers you and if the contents inside right hemiscrotum is normally palpable or clearly seen as normal or unremarkable with ultrasound. If needed, hydrocelectomy could be well done by experienced surgeon without inadvertently injury to epididymis or vas of normal variation. ...Read more

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I had inginal hernia and hydrocele surgery almost a week ago and my testicle is dry itchy and flakey any reason why?

You might be having: Local skin irritation to antiseptic agent used during surgery or to bandage. Show it to your surgeon, he will have a definite answer for you. ...Read more

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During communicating hydrocele surgery in both testicles can do circumcision also to my child 4, 5 years old??

During communicating hydrocele surgery in both testicles can do circumcision also to my child 4, 5 years old??

Yes, if...: Yes, all can be done in the same setting g of surgery if the patient is in adequate surgery/anesthesia risk and the surgeon is willing. But, I noted the patient is a 4-yr female, is there a religious reason for her? For a 4-yr female, I would concern the possibility of outdated organ humiliation. So, ok for a boy, but think twice for a girl. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?

Left testicle has gone completely horizontal post hydrocele surgery, will this put me at an increased risk of testicular cancer?

Here are some...: Assuming a new positioning of a testicle after an uneventful hydrocelectomy should not pose an increased rick for testicular cancer. In fact, a degree of changing testicular position even in horizontal one is commonly expected; so, do not worry about it. More? Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Testicle displacement after hydrocelectomy - the testicle involved in the hydrocele surgery is stuck at the top of my scrotum. More surgery?

Testicle displacement after hydrocelectomy - the testicle involved in the hydrocele surgery is stuck at the top of my scrotum. More surgery?

No: If the testicle is located within the scrotom, and outside the abdominal cavity or inguinal canal, you do not another surgery. But make sure the testicle is still well placed and there is no circulation compromise. ...Read more

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Hard lump near the top of testicle after full recovery from hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What could it be? I do not think it is swelling

Hard lump near the top of testicle after full recovery from hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What could it be? I do not think it is swelling

Scar/blood clot: Probably scar tissue related to the suture material, the normal healing process, and/or a blood clot. Probably not dangerous. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Slight pain in right testicle only when touched tingly feeling swollen one hangs lower then the other. Hydrocele, torsion or something else?

Slight pain in right testicle only when touched tingly feeling swollen one hangs lower then the other. Hydrocele, torsion or something else?

It is normal: For one testicle to be lower than the other one. If you have significant swelling or pain in the testicle you need to see your doctor for an evaluation. Everything is probably normal, but there is no way to tell without an exam. ...Read more

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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