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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

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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?

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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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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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