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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?

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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