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Preparing Patient for Surgery

Preparing patient for surgery involves a through clinical evaluation, relevant lab tests and the precautions to be followed before surgery.


Before surgery, the doctor may order blood and urine tests, and any additional tests such as ultrasound or X- rays to help the surgeon visualize the person's condition. An anesthesiologist will evaluate any special conditions that might affect the administration of anesthesia.

1. Informed consent- written consent is obtained from the patient prior to performing the surgery.

2. It is recommended that the patient take nothing by mouth (food, water, etc.) for at least 6 hours before the scheduled operation or after midnight if the operation is planned in the first few hours of the morning.

3. Painkillers and antibiotics may be prescribed before the procedure.

4. A sedative maybe useful to relieve the anxiety of surgery.

5. The Abdomen and genital area maybe shaved and prepared for the surgery.

6. Before surgery or during the previous night a bath maybe advisable. During the bath thorough cleaning of the abdomen and genital area with soap and water a few times can help in lowering the bacterial count and lessen the chances of any infection from surgery.

7. Sometimes an enema maybe administered to the patient prior to performing the surgery. Some surgeons may instead prefer a laxative to be given to clear the bowels on the previous night.

On the evening before the operation a light, easily digestible meal is advised to reduce the risk of vomiting and aspiration (inhaling fluids) while under anesthesia.

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I had undergone hydrocephalus operation. Once again the sac is full and it is bulky. What is the next course of action
Guest Monday, July 14, 2014
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 Sunday, July 13, 2014
are there any side effects after the surgery of hydrocele
Denissilva Thursday, February 13, 2014
Today is the 6th day since I had my right hydrocele surgery in Manhattan,NY.I have had mine since for about 5yrs [im 26 now] Day 1-the surgery lasted for about an hour and I woke up confused and limped up a little.I was discharged from the hospital after 7 hours long because the anesthesia made my dizzy and I was throwing up. Day 2- Slight pain in my right scrotum where the cut was made during the surgery but was able to walk on my own and peeing was normal.It was then that I realized that my scrotum was swollen about twice the size it was prior to the surgery.I called the Doctor and he said it was normal and the swelling might go down after a month and half.My tongue was numb and had no appetite Day3- About 90% of pain was gone and was able to walk,climb the stairs and drive on my own to do my oil change. Day 4-Still swollen and very little pain I stopped taking the pain-killers that was prescribed(oxycotin)since I didnt want to get addicted to it.Took out the dressing on my scrotum.My tongue still numb and had no appetite. Day 5-Still swollen but back to regular size before surgery and little pain.My main concern is the open wound getting infected.I clean it with baby wipes every 4 hrs. Day 6-Returned to work but my scotum is still big and hope it reduces as I recover .
HYDRO_1 Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Hi everyone! Long story short.. I'm 23, originally from Lithuania, living in Ireland now. I've always had right testicle a bit larger than the left one, but in the beginning of August 2012 i got it swollen to the size of an average apple. Got surgery done in lithuania in a private clinic for 520 EUR. BEFORE SURGERY: Got an 1.5L instillator, cardiogram done and blood pressure and sugar levels measured. SURGERY: Got general anesthetic. A surgeon said that it was around 1 liter of liquid out of my right testicle. 1-5 hours after surgery: When i woke up, felt like an idiot, oriented myself quite well, but had a lot of memory errors, kept asking my gf same questions over and over again, pain was 6/10. They stitched around 7cm of the scrotum with disollvable threads, and patched it up with a very large patch. I also had a drainage hose, that was attached directly to the bottom of the scrotum, that was taking out all the unnecessary fluids and blood away. All that was supported by the strong tape-like lifting plasters, that kept everything close. Got the antibiotics and a pill for a good sleep. Because of the instillator, i wanted to pee few times per hour. THE NEXT MORNING: Felt very well! And had a dahm strong erection, that lifted a few holding plasters up, yet it helped me to urinate a lot easier. It was a bit swollen, but maybe 4 times smaller already, the color of the skin remained normal. Doctor came over to check me out, detached the drainage hose, supporting plasters and replaced all the patches [the most painful part of all this, as I am quite hairy guy - pain 9/10] and after 1 hour I sat in the car and drove away (i shouldnt do it,as i have signed a document, stating that i won't be driving for 24 hours after general anesthetic) Doctor's recommendations: not to shower for 3 days, then to have one with all the patches and replace them, to keep replacing the patches and cleaning the scrotum with disinfectant spray for at least 10 days, keep drinking antibiotics and painkillers for at least 5 days, not to work-out for at least a month, no sex for about 2-3 weeks(didn't say anything about bj though ;) ), wear something supporting like briefs :D NOW I AM ON WEEK 3: 1 All stitches disollved 2 Sex life is almost back to normal (still a bit painful for full scale thrusting movements, it's better at cowgirl's positio) 3 A tiny bit swollen, but keeps decreasing 4 Scrotum has pretty much returned to normal.5 I felt ok to work-out the upper part on week 2
guardian2888 Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Had a bilateral hydrocelectomy and three small cysts removed yesterday [05-13-13]. I was given the choice of general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia and I went with the latter. The spinal numbs your body from the waist down and you are given medication to relax you while the procedure is done. The only problem with spinal is that it takes your body a while to "unnumb". I was in the recovery room and I could start to move my legs, and then my toes and then they wheeled you back to your room. I was not able to be discharged until I could pass 200ml of urine, so I started drinking fluids. The only problem is that your bladder is the last body part to wake up and they had to put a catheter in me to drain me. Then I had to start all over again!! Don't make that mistake!! Today, I have VERY LITTLE swelling, although I am sore. I took my first shower and the surgical drain is doing it's job - I will have that removed tomorrow. They were VERY LIBERAL with athletic supporters [3] and gauze wraps [3] for me. I am VERY HAPPY I don't have to deal with these hydroceles any more!! When I get my bill, I will post how much this procedure costs; I know a lot of people ask that question.
Wildcat Tuesday, May 14, 2013
People, there are other less invasive treatments that you should be demanding. Your doctors are either uninformed or are just doing conventional surgery for the financial gains. They can be treated with hydrocele sclerotherapy with much success, or through less invasive surgery where they cut a small incision and remove a small piece of the hydrocele tissue. It allows fluid to drain and to be reabsorbed by the body naturally.
patman Monday, May 13, 2013
hi could any one advise who went on surgery and feeling better now. are there any side effects which affects the below things after surgery... 1. sex life with the partner 2. can we go for Gym after surgery 3. will the size really reduces and feels like normal as before with out any pain.. will be greatful if any one advises on the above
sweet26 Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Hi Sweet26, Life will go on as usual after a few days of rest and right medication. Go for regular checkups too. Go to gym and other activities only after consulting your doctor.
Advancells Sunday, September 22, 2013
I had the hydrocele repair surgery on my right testicle on 03/25/2013. I had been living with the condition for about two years, going to the urologist every three months to have it drained. It would get to be about the size of orange by the time I would have it drained. I finally decided to take the advice of the doctor and have the condition resolved for good. I was told that I would most likely have similar swelling after the suregey and this would take up to two months to go away. The surgery took about one hour under general anesthesia and i awoke about two hours later. No trouble with the first pee and was sent home and told to use ice take the pain meds as needed and see the doc in 2 weeks. That first day I felt pretty good and thought if this is the worst no problem. By the end of the second day, my scrotum had swelled to the size of a cantaloupe - approx. 20 inches in diameter and as a deep purple. Thinking this is way outside what I was told to expect I went to see the doc that day. He takes one quick look and say this is normal go home. 8 days after the surgery, I started draining a considerable abount of dark purple blood out of the incision line. I call the doc he says nothing to be done about it now so come see me in a month. It's now 17 days after surgery, the swelling has gone down some but is still very large, a few of the stitches have pulled out and I now have an open wound the size of a quarter that drains the dark blood. I've requested my records to be sent to a new urologist.
Fran63 Thursday, April 11, 2013
hi could you update on your improvement...and advise how far is surgery best even I too suffering from Hydrocele..planning to go for surgery..kindly advise
sweet26 Tuesday, April 16, 2013
my husband is 16 days into the same surgery n his stitches have came undone and a streem of blood is running. You describe it exactly how his is. Appointment not till a week away. Do it ever stop bleeding and what type of bandage did you use? It soaks everything.
vanessar Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I, bu113tproof, just had surgury on my testicular hydrocele [left testicle] 6 days ago. the hydrocele (testicle) originally was triple the size of the right testicle prior to surgury. Well after surgury I went home and rested for 4 days and gradually my scrotum turned dark purple ( blue black ) and swelled to the size of a grapefruit. So my entire scrotum is bluish black and the shaft of my penis is also bluish black; leaving only the head of my penis white ( caucasian fleshtone ). I originally ripped up the prescriptions for Vicodin 500 but realized days later that this was a mistake ( get the pain meds ). I am an addict currently on methadone and I was trying to avoid the pain meds if possible but sometimes they are needed. 6 months ago I started a relationship with a woman and wanted to look cosmetically good for her, I was embarrassed when I took off my clothes and she would see the left testicle that was triple normal size. This, SHE, was the main reason that I had the surgury done. I wanted to look as appealing as possible to her in bed, not a guy with a freakishly large testicle..so I went under the knife. Yesterday,5 days after surgury , I went to my Dr.'s office to get new prescriptions and to have him take a look at the swelling. I was scared because it was so swollen and purple, I was worried about an infection or something else could be wrong...that is why I went to his office. He is telling me to come in again next week (wednesday) so he can check on me..He said there will be swelling and it should ALL be gone in three months....THREE MONTHS...ugh. I hope it goes down some because I really want to make love with my girlfriend , but I will not until I look somewhat normal down there. She and I made love daily in one way or another...but the first 4 days after the surgury we did not do anything and it was very difficult for me to mentally deal with. I have found that the mental, psychological effects after the surgury are the most difficult thing to deal with especially being in a loving relationship. It is hard being a man and not being able to satisfy my womans needs, I do other things for her, but it is still mentally stressful to me to not be able to make love. Hopefully the swelling will abate and our relationship will return once again have that all important sexual aspect to it again.
bu113tproof Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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