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What is the usual recover time required after hydrocele surgery?

What is the usual recover time required after hydrocele surgery?

Variable 1 - 6 weeks: Recovery time depends upon patient age + technique. Babies and young boys recover within days, surgery is simple, quick + relatively atraumatic. Adults take onger, 4 - 6 weeks + occasionally longer. In so called "lord procedure" hydrocele sac is rolled up + retained needs longer recovery than the more simple "bottle procedure" where sac is partiall excised and sutured round back of testicle. ...Read more

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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


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Had hydrocele surgery 2 weeks ago for the second time. 2 days after drain removed, the tail of epididymis is tender and larger then usual. Infection?

Had hydrocele surgery 2 weeks ago for the second time. 2 days after drain removed, the tail of epididymis is tender and larger then usual. Infection?

RU sure epididymis?: Not unusual for scrotum 2b tender 2 days after drain removal. Wonder why you think epididymis is tender ; larger. Tunica vaginalis, which is wall of hydrocele is attached to epididymis and bound 2b tender for a while after surgery/drain removal. Best to discuss with your urologist. ...Read more

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What is the perfect time for recovery time required after hydrocele surgery?

About a month: Depends on the absolute approach and technique, but you should be fully recovered and functional by 4 weeks. Your surgeon can give you specific restrictions and expectations, and is your best source for this question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Hydrocele surgery recovery time, what to do?

Ask your surgeon: Recovery depends somewhat on size of hydrocele. Best to wear tight or Lycra underpants for compression. Be a couch potato for a week or so. No tennis, basketball or football during that time. Rest will aid recovery ...Read more

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Can fluid be removed from hydrocele for the time being til surgery??

Yes: Needle aspiration is possible, however the fluid will re-accumulate and we tend to minimize this procedure to avoid infection. But it is possible. Discuss the risks and benefits of this with your doctor before proceeding. ...Read more

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Urologist said my hydrocele can go away by itself. How is that possible? Also, sometimes it is bigger at times. Dsnt hurt. Dr didn't recmd surgery

Urologist said my hydrocele can go away by itself.  How is that possible? Also, sometimes it is bigger at times. Dsnt hurt. Dr didn't recmd surgery

Hydroceles: A Hydroceles is a collection of fluid surrounding the testicle and is the most common cause of scrotal enlargement. Caused by trauma or infection/inflammation, as the primary process resolves the swelling may go down. Hydroceles can vary in size over time. Surgery is indicated only when they are painful or bothersome. ...Read more

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Recovery time after hydrocele surgery ??can i go back to worj after 1 week??any prob with sex drive??

Recovery time after hydrocele surgery ??can i go back to worj after 1 week??any prob with sex drive??

Recovery: if your recovery is uncomplicated, you feel well off pain medications and no heavy lifting at your work...it's possible you could return at one week. ...Read more

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After hydrocele surgery I didn't bath!Only one time 11 days after without soap.I had sex is there a chance my girlfriend will get an infection?

After hydrocele surgery I didn't bath!Only one time 11 days after without soap.I had sex is there a chance my girlfriend will get an infection?

It is not likely: It would likely be normal Flora from your skin. If she gets itching or redness, or low grade fever or chills your girlfriend needs to see her primary care physician. The same if she has burning on urination. ...Read more

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I had Hydrocele surgery 4 days agoall ok I think but no follow up appt. Still swollen/sore but it's nothing majorWould surgeon visit be waste his time?

I had Hydrocele surgery 4 days agoall ok I think but no follow up appt. Still swollen/sore but it's nothing majorWould surgeon visit be waste his time?

Never!: If you are concerned about your health it is never a waste of time! You go get followed up! Even if the surgeon is a jerk, which some of us are, it is your health and never be concerned about wasting our time. Some of the sickest people I have every seen waited almost too long because of that concern. I would rather see you 100 times to reassure you than have you die because you worried about me! ...Read more

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Inguinal Hernia surgery a week ago, today I noticed my scrotum is enlarged with looks like fluid. Is this common or did my surgery cause hydrocele?

Inguinal Hernia surgery a week ago, today I noticed my scrotum is enlarged with looks like fluid. Is this common or did my surgery cause hydrocele?

It can happen: It is possible that the inguinal ring may have been made too tight. Another possibility would be bleeding. It should resolve. If it does not,call your surgeon. ...Read more