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Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: No

Most medications after hydrocele repair are as needed.
As such you don't have to take them. Some providers may want you to take an antibiotic depending on your individual circumstances.

In brief: No

Most medications after hydrocele repair are as needed.
As such you don't have to take them. Some providers may want you to take an antibiotic depending on your individual circumstances.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Dr. David Vandersteen
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Pain medications

Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal analgesics also have an anti-inflammatory effect and are often worth taking.

In brief: Pain medications

Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal analgesics also have an anti-inflammatory effect and are often worth taking.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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