Hydrocele

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After the surgery

Hydrocelectomy can be performed in Day Surgery, which means that the patient should be able to go home after surgery once he is stable. More often an overnight stay is recommended.

A child who has other special medical needs requiring closer post-op monitoring may need to stay longer.

Activity: Recovery is quite rapid and many people return to full activity almost immediately.

Surgical Site: There is no special care for the incision. Leave the surgical dressing or tape in place until it comes off by itself.

Bathing: The patient can bathe – couple of days after surgery. A warm bath without soap will help reduce swelling and discomfort.

Bruising/swelling: There can be bruising or swelling of the scrotum. This should resolve over the next few weeks. Ice packs applied to the scrotal area during the first 24 hours after surgery may help reduce swelling.

Scrotal Support: Adults may be advised to wear a scrotal support for a time after surgery. There may be a drainage tube that may need to be removed the day after the surgery.

Diet: Start with clear liquids. When clears are tolerated without vomiting, you may advance to regular foods.

Pain Relief: Usually alternating painkiller like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen maybe prescribed for the first few days after surgery.

There may be some minor swelling around the incision. This is normal. However, call the health care provider if the patient has:

► Fever

► Excessive swelling

► Redness

► Bleeding

► Increasing pain

A follow-up appointment will be scheduled from seven to 10 days after the surgery. The doctor will assess the wound sites and evaluate the patient’s recovery.

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Rexron

I had hydrocele surgery three days ago and the doctor scheduled me to have the drain removed Wednesday which will be eight days after the drain was put in. I am worried about waiting so long to remove it. I cut the stitch holding it to my skin and pulled on it and it would not move outward more than an inch or so. It seems that it had attached itself to my insides. This cause much pain and it is only day 3 after surgery. Question is will the area be deaden with a novacaine type med before they try to take it out?

vg943u

I had a large right hydrocele for over 10 years. When in the US, I was advised by my Urologist to undergo the surgery. However, due to work and other common human excuses, I kept putting off. Now I'm back in India and my Urologist here suggested to get it done ASAP. I underwent the surgery on Jan 31, 2015. Since I am a kidney and urinary track patient by birth [have already undergone 9 major surgeries], I was not given General Anesthesia because of high Serum Creatinine. I was given a Regional one in my Spine. A bit painful while being injected, but no lower body feeling after that. My surgery lasted almost an hour because my hydrocele was large and had become think and infected as it was present for a long time. They had to remove a lot of tissue. I was stitched up and sent to my room in the hospital. Since I had been given a Regional Anesthesia, I had a Catheter being inserted in me as the doc said that with a Spinal anesthesia, my bladder movements and sensations will be impacted. I understand this is usually an OPD procedure, but I was in the hospital for a full 2 days. My catheter came out on the next day of surgery. It was painful and very uncomfortable. I was able to urinate fine post it coming out. It's day 3 now and I'm home. Doc took off the tight heavy dressing in the morning. All I have now is a lot of Neosporin and a thick surgical gauze. Been advised to wear tight scrotal support for a month at least. The size of my scrotum is definitely smaller than original, but it's still swollen. Doc said it is normal and the size should return to normal in a month or 2.

Guest

I had undergone hydrocephalus operation. Once again the sac is full and it is bulky. What is the next course of action

Guest

Since, here cases have beeen discussed where hydrocele is large enough but i have a solution provider for hydrocele which has started building. One can go for accupressure therapy. It is completely safe and painless. And most important is without any surgery. My baby had this problem who is just four years . I consulted many doctors and every one was just suggesting for operation but i came to know from some body that one guy is having experience in treating this problem. I went to him and he just took two minutes to press somewhere in middle part below knee and ankle from the back side. I was surprized to see the effect in next 3-4 days only, as it has started vanishing. After a week, i again met him and again same process have been followed and now my kid is fine. He enjoys his day to day work. One more important thing here is, it was just FREE of COST. There is a place in outskirts of delhi called Ladpur next to Kanjhawla and here one can easily find Mr. Fauji [Popularly known]. I'll surely recommend people who can go there and get benefitted.

Guest

Is it possible to get the full address or phone no of Mr Fauji. i will be interested .

Denissilva

are there any side effects after the surgery of hydrocele

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