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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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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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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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45 year old. Has a swollen testacle. Doctors say it is hydrocele and surgery required. What is the risk of safe surgery?

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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On a 16 yr old male: swollen testicals and pain. Can it be an std? Or a hydrocele.

Torsion?????: Go see a doctor immediately. This needs to be evaluated. If your primary doctor not available (weekend); go to er asap. ...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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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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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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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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What should I do if I have a hydrocele in my right testicle?

What should I do if I have a hydrocele in my right testicle?

Scrotal ultrasound: Most hydroceles are benign & only need treatment if symptomatic. However occasionally a hydrocele develops in reaction to a testicular tumor. Would be a shame to miss a testicular tumor which has an almost 100% cure rate if diagnosed & treated early. Hence advice regarding need for an ultrasound unless hydrocele is soft and testicle feels normal, ie similar to your left testicle. ...Read more

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I have hydrocele and its hurting me from the cord to the testicle Can I go to gym and lift weights or it will cause more problems? Thank you

I have hydrocele and its hurting me from the cord to the testicle Can I go to gym and lift weights or it will cause more problems? Thank you

No but: Lifting weights will not affect the hydrocele but if the hydrocele is giving you trouble why don't you have it operated on and fixed? ...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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Dear drs how can I know if I have a hydrocele in the testicles?

Dear drs how can I know if I have a hydrocele in the testicles?

Fluid: It is fluid around the testicle. See a doctor to examine you if you are concerned. ...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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I ve had a hydrocele operation 2 weeks ago but have a small deep cut inside my testicle and will it heal up?

I ve had a hydrocele operation 2 weeks ago but have a small deep cut inside my testicle and will it heal up?

Online Prophesy?: In theory....it should heal up just fine. Your surgeon likely gave you post-op instructions and they should be followed!
Wounds generally need to remain clean and dry to heal well. I suggest if you have concerns you COMMUNICATE with your surgeon and help them have you understand what you need to do improve your chances of a good outcome from your procedure. ...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 have pain above my right testicle radiating to where my appendix used to be and to my right lower back. 2 weeks now. Hydrocele?

I have pain above my right testicle radiating to where my appendix used to be and to my right lower back. 2 weeks now. Hydrocele?

Torsion?: The reported features of right testis-related pain suggest, but not assure, a possibility of testicular torsion or inguinal hernia or neuropathy. To affirm a diagnosis, one needs more info on specifics, relevance, sequence of events of all symptoms + findings of physical exam + testing as needed. How to sort these related things for good care? To http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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How long does the pain from hydrocele last? Its been about three weeks now. Testicles still hurting from time to time. When will this be over?

It depends...: Usually, most pain is gone by 2 weeks after hydrocelectomy, aside from mild discomfort with activity. If you have a hematoma (basically, a large scrotal bruise), the pain may take a bit longer to go away. A small subset of men will have long-term (>3 months) pain. ...Read more

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I had hydrocele in my right testicles and it was gone. But in the few days past I had some pain in it and in the cord. I notice that it came back?

Hydrocele: Can recur. So if you feel that "its back", you need to see the surgeon who did the surgery for evaluation. It could be something else, so an evaluation is essential at this point. ...Read more

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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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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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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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My son had an open hernia and hydrocele repair done may 28 he has been doing fine until yesterday right testicle looks just as big as when hernia was?

Enlarge testicle: Hello, is your son currently in pain or does the testicle look red and inflamed? If so, you should proceed to the ER asap. If he is happy and acting fine, but it is enlarged again after the surgery, I would call the surgeon in the morning and have him/her take a look at it. The hernia and/or the hydrocele may have opened up or recurred again. Please have it looked at. Wishing him well... ...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