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Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

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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Dr. Richard Levin
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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


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Before having surgery for my hydrocele, do I need to take medications?

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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How long it will take for recovery from hydrocele surgery?

Longer in adults: 1 - 2 weeks for an adult. Depends upon how large the hydrocele pre-operatively and whether pressure dressing &/or athletic supporter was used & physical activity post-operatively. Children recover recover much quicker & in a few days; less time the younger they are. ...Read more

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My reports for usg scrotum is minimal hydrocele found? For this, only surgery is the option? Or medication will be helpful? It's testicular mild pain

Hydrocele: In general a "minimal hydrocele" does not need to be treated and would not likely benefit you in anyway. If it is a reactive hydrocele secondary to epididymitis or orchitis, treatment of the primary problem with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories would be preferred. ...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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Hi doctor i did a Hydrocele surgery 12 days ago when i can take a shower and when i can do Masturbation and drink alcohol i finished my medikal thx ?

Hi doctor i did a Hydrocele surgery 12 days ago when i can take a shower and when i can do Masturbation and drink alcohol i finished my medikal thx ?

No fixed advice, but: For an average healthy 22- y-o man, an uneventful hydrocelectomy alone and its incision should heal well and should pose no additional risk to what you may plan to do as described. Nonetheless, without a direct look and awareness about how surgery was done and how your general health composure, it is hard to give 100% guaranty; one has to exercise commonsense for daily living; be conservative! ...Read more

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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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How can I cure hydrocele without surgery?

How can I cure hydrocele without surgery?

Symptoms?: Treatment of the most common type of hydrocele is necessary only for symptomatic complaints or for the rare situation of compromised integrity of the scrotal skin. Surgical excision is the most common treatment. Simple aspiration doesn't work. The fluid will just reaccumulate. ...Read more

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Could hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Could hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Usually not: Small hydroceles often require no surgery unless they bother the subject. Large hydroceles in very old or infirm subjects can be aspirated coincident with instillation of a sclerosant but usually recur. By ; large all adult hydroceles which need to be "fixed" require surgery for correction. Operation is reactively minor. ...Read more

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How can hydrocele be cured without surgery?

How can hydrocele be cured without surgery?

Requires surgery: Neither medication nor needle aspiration are an answer to this problem. Latter would just re=accumulate fluid ; puts subject at risk for a scrotal infection. ...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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How long is ok to wait for hydrocele surgery?

Indefinitely or as: Long as you wish to live with the discomfort of a large scrotum. Also depends how large it is, a small hydrocele may never need surgery, a very large hydrocele must be very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a hydrocele without surgery?

No: Sadly not usually. You can drain a hydrocele with a needle in the office but the recurrence rate is very high. In surgery the hydrocele "sac" where the fluid sits is surgically removed so it is very rare for the fluid to return after surgery. Best of luck. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas. ...Read more

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How quickly can I workout after hydrocele surgery?

Reasonably short tim: If it was a small hydrocele and you're not talking about really strenuous exercise/ weight lifting, probably a 3-4 weeks. Longer if you are dealing with moving refrigerators . ...Read more

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How can I feel comfortable after a hydrocele surgery?

Ice Pack: The use of the oral medications that your parents will give you, as well as the use of an ice-pack will take care of most of the discomfort. You are going to feel uncomfortable for several days after this surgery, but the pain will not be severe. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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How long after hydrocele surgery will I return to normal?

About 2 wks. average: Sometimes a few days less, a few patients take longer. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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