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Do I have to be put to sleep for my hydrocele removal?

Do I have to be put to sleep for my hydrocele removal?

Maybe: There are 2 main methods in treating hydroceles. One is an office procedure where a needle is placed into the scrotum adn withdrawn through a syringe. No anethesia is generally required. The other more formal treatment is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and a cut on the scrotum to remove the sac of water around the testicle. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Hydrocele Removal (Definition)

Eliminating hydrocele fluid.Hydrocelectomy in adults is performed thru scrotal incision, some of sac may be excised, then remaining sac is everted & sutured together behind testis(bottle operation) or rolled up(lord procedure).Pediatric communicating & hydroceles of the cord are repaired via groin incision, like mini-hernia repair.Communication & window excised if communicating & ...Read more


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Whats time to the recovery from a hydrocele removal?

2-3 weeks: Depending on the age of the individual, the type of repair, and other comorbidities, scrotal support and relatively minimal activity is usually recommended for 2-3 weeks to prevent recurrence or hematoma formation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydrocele removal?

What is the definition or description of: hydrocele removal?

Hydrocelectomy: Eliminating hydrocele fluid.Hydrocelectomy in adults is performed thru scrotal incision, some of sac may be excised, then remaining sac is everted & sutured together behind testis(bottle operation) or rolled up(lord procedure).Pediatric communicating & hydroceles of the cord are repaired via groin incision, like mini-hernia repair.Communication & window excised if communicating & whole sac if cord. ...Read more

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Can child stay awake during a hydrocele removal ?

Can child stay awake during a hydrocele removal ?

For what purpose?: Hydrocoel repair is going to involve kids >1y. Although it might be possible to do so using an elaborate local anesthesia, i would never consider doing it awake in that age group. This non-verbal kid would be witness multiple painful injections in the area with the hope it would work, but a backup plan to go to general anesthesia would be necessary if it didn't. Seems cruel to me so why ? ...Read more

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When will the swelling decrease after hydrocele removal?

When will the swelling decrease after hydrocele removal?

Uncertain: Postoperative swelling is expected and initially a hydrocele may still look like it is present immediately after surgery. You should see steady improvement and decrease in size over next couple of weeks to a month. Lots of activity or overexertion may slow your recovery. As always contact your surgeon with any questions or concerns. ...Read more

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Had left testicular removal in 2007 due to testicular cancer and now diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. What is the safe effective treatment ?

Had left testicular removal in 2007 due to testicular cancer and now diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. What is the safe effective treatment ?

See below: A scrotal ultrasound will confirm a diagnosis of hydrocele. While this can be corrected with a relatively simple outpatient operation, if it is not really hurting or bothering you in any way, i would advise against it. All surgery, no matter how "minor", can have complications, and in your case, this is the only testicle you have left, and is the only thing making testosterone and sperm! ...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

Dr. Richard Levin
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Hydrocele (Definition)

Hydrocele is 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