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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Urologist said I have small hydrocele. Miniml pain. No surgery needed. Do hydroceles have an effect on sex life? Not sure if I should be embarassed.

Urologist said I have small hydrocele. Miniml pain. No surgery needed. Do hydroceles have an effect on sex life? Not sure if I should be embarassed.

Not usually: A hydrocele does not usually affect sexual drive.In general, hydroceles should not affect erectile function. Hydroceles are fluid collections surrounding testicle due either to overproduction or poor absorption of fluid. The hydrocele does not affect function of the testicle and does not change hormonal function.However, very large hydroceles can undoubtedly make sexual intercourse uncomfortable. ...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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I plan on having sex tomorrow with my partner and it has been exactly one week since my hydrocele surgery. Is this ok? Will i be fine?

I plan on having sex tomorrow with my partner and it has been exactly one week since my hydrocele surgery. Is this ok? Will i be fine?

Defer to Doctor: Not one of us here on health tap would feel comfortable answering this question. You have a surgeon who did surgery on you and provided you with specific instructions on your healing and post operative care. These instructions are vital and none of us here have access to this information. If your instructions did not include sexual activity then i would recommend you contact the surgeon about it. ...Read more

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Can I have sex 4 days after hydrocele surgery? Oral sex too? Will it affect anything?

2 weeks: You should discuss with your doctor, because this depends on the procedure that was done. A more usual minimum time to wait before doing anything that would pull on the incision would be 2-4 weeks. ...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 have hydrocele on my left testicle I wonder if I will do a sergery .. It will affect on my sex drive ? Or my testicles development or testosterone

Not a problem, but: Draining/removing the hydrocele is not a problem. If the wound gets infected, which is a complication that can happen during any kind of surgery, you may run into problems. Double check that the benefits from your proposed surgery outweigh risks involved. ...Read more

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A varicocele and hydrocele surgery will be obvious on my storcum for the rest of my life ? Or it will appear a little bit on it ?

A varicocele and hydrocele surgery will be obvious on my storcum for the rest of my life ? Or it will appear a little bit on it ?

Here are some ...: Varicocele results from inborn defect of venous valves like that in varicose veins of legs so staying with your forever. Hydrocele may be either congenital as a part of inguinal hernia in childhood (communicating hydrocle) or acquired anytime along the life from various causes inside the sac. Also, remember: Any life event displays itself along its pattern and course of full spectrum; so it can.. ...Read more

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I have double side hydrocele since 5 years a go(a mild one).Now i want surgery. Cani return to my normal life after surgery(ex. Doing sport like befor?

I have double side hydrocele since 5 years a go(a mild one).Now i want surgery. Cani return to my normal life after surgery(ex. Doing sport like befor?

Absolutely: Your surgeon will give you specific instructions about when you can return to normal activity, which can be any where from 2 - 4 weeks. Start slow and work your way back to your normal activity levels. ...Read more

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Have small hydrocele. Rarely painful. Urologist doesn't reccmd surgery. What to do if I feel pain? Is ice okay to apply for pain?

Have small hydrocele. Rarely painful. Urologist doesn't reccmd surgery. What to do if I feel pain? Is ice okay to apply for pain?

Depends pain level: Advice against surgery good provided same side testis is either palpable or scrotal ultrasound & normal. Needs 2B seen by Dr. for an episode if pain severe to rule out testis torsion. Intermittent torsion is associated with severe pain, relieved when it untwists & should be fixed surgically. Minor pain could be due to bleed into a tumor. Otherwise ice OK, but small hydrocele shouldn't cause pain ...Read more

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I have a mild right sided hydrocele and a moderate left sided varicocele. I don't have insurance. What would surgery cost me roughly? Thanks.

I have a mild right sided hydrocele and a moderate left sided varicocele. I don't have insurance. What would surgery cost me roughly? Thanks.

BARGAIN: These are relatively simple procedures and could be done (most of the time) via ENDOSCOPY!! Also suggest you have BOTH SIDES DONE thus have only ONE Charge for OR/ANESTHESIA etc etc Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...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

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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Why can't I have an orgasm after having a hydrocele surgery?

Why can't I have an orgasm after having a hydrocele surgery?

Likely anxiety: There should be no structural or functional reason or lack of ejaculation. Most of ejaculate comes from prostate gland, seminal vesicles & pre-cum from Cowper's gland. Testicles provide sperm for ejaculate. You presumably have another testis on the other side to hydrocele if you thought vas on hydrocele side had been damaged by surgery. Vas damage is 99.9% unlikely & does not affect ejaculation. ...Read more

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I had a ultra sound test it say i had small varicocelce , doesn't said the grade and it had small hydrocele ...I do feel pain but i don't want surgery .?

I had a ultra sound test it say i had small varicocelce , doesn't said the grade and it had small hydrocele ...I do feel pain but i don't want surgery .?

Your decision: Probably had a scrotal ultrasound to evaluate testicular or scrotal pain. Pain is unlikely due either to a small varicocele or hydrocele, both are usually painless. Large varicoceles, clearly visible when erect may cause a feeling of heaviness or dragging occasionally low grade pain. Hydroceles have to be large to cause feeling of discomfort from thigh rubbing against it. Avoid surgery for pain. ...Read more

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Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

Hydrocele medication: Your surgeon will give you pain medication to take as needed after the operation. He/she will decide if you need any antibiotcs. Many patients do not, but sometimes antibiotics are given if the surgeon decides to leave a drain in for a day or two to limit swelling. You will also likely have a scrotal support. You will be given a full list of intructions with prescriptions after your operation. ...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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Before having surgery for my hydrocele, do I need to take medications?

No: There no generally no medications that you need to take before your hydrocele surgery. Be sure you are not taking any blood thinners before surgery. You may need a little pain medicine after surgery. ...Read more

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Can hydroceles come back, even after surgery?

Yes: There is a small risk of recurrence of a hydrocele after surgical treatment. This is usually because of scarring and the way in which the initial surgery heals. These are patient factors that cannot be controlled but can only be monitored for recurrence in the future. ...Read more

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How soon after hydrocele surgery can I masturbate?

2 weeks: Hydrocele surgery will not interfere with your ability to masturbate, however you will have some scrotal pain or tenderness which will make masturbation unpleasant. You can proceed as soon as it feels comortable and pleasant. ...Read more

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How soon can you masturbate after hydrocele surgery?

How soon can you masturbate after hydrocele surgery?

Depends: A lot depends on where the incision is located and how vigorous the masturbation. A scrotal incision may be prone to agitation resulting in pain. Try. If it does not hurt. You have your answer. ...Read more

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How long after a hydrocele surgery can I masterbate?

Anytime: Hydrocele surgery is simple but it can indeed cause many days of swelling and discomfort in some few patients. As long as you are recovering well, the pain is minimal and the swelling moderate....Yes you can masturbate. It goes without saying that you should keep things on the gentle side. ...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