How do you take care of a hydrocele surgery?

How do you take care of a hydrocele surgery?

How do you take care of a hydrocele surgery?


  1. Rest when you feel tired.
  2. Try to walk each day.
  3. You may shower 24 hours after surgery, if your doctor says it is okay.
  4. You may return to work or school when you are ready.
  5. Avoid strenuous activities, such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, until your doctor says it is okay.

What is the recovery time for a hydrocele?

Your groin and scrotum may be swollen or bruised. This usually gets better in 2 to 3 weeks. You will probably be able to go back to work or school 4 to 7 days after surgery. But you will need to avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for 2 to 4 weeks.

What is best treatment for hydrocele?

There are no medications available to treat a hydrocele. A hydrocele usually does not need to be surgically repaired. A hydrocele typically goes away on its own within six to 12 months of age. If the hydrocele does not resolve on its own, then it needs to be surgically repaired to prevent further complications.

What kind of anesthesia is used for hydrocele surgery?

Surgery to repair a hydrocele is often done at an outpatient clinic. General anesthesia is used so you will be asleep and pain-free during the procedure.

Can I drain a hydrocele yourself?

Drainage. The fluid can be drained easily with a needle and syringe. However, following this procedure, it is common for the sac of the hydrocele to refill with fluid within a few months. Draining every now and then may be suitable though, if you are not fit for surgery or if you do not want an operation.

What is the cost of hydrocele operation?

On MDsave, the cost of a Hydrocele Removal (Hydrocelectomy) ranges from $4,596 to $7,046. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.

What happens if a hydrocele is not treated?

A non-communicating hydrocele usually remains the same size or has a very slow growth. If a communicating hydrocele does not go away on its own and is not treated, it can lead to an inguinal hernia. In this condition, part of the intestine or intestinal fat pushes through an opening (inguinal canal) in the groin area.

How can I fix my hydrocele without surgery?

Alternatives to surgery Inserting a needle into the hydrocele and withdrawing the fluid (aspiration) is an alternative to surgery. After removing the fluid, the doctor injects a chemical inside the sack (sclerotherapy) around the testicle. This helps prevent fluid from building up again.

How serious is hydrocele surgery?

Outlook. Hydrocelectomy is usually successful, and major complications are very rare. Another hydrocele can form after surgery, requiring additional treatment, but this isn’t common. Contact your doctor promptly if you start having swelling and pain in your scrotum again.

Can I drain my own hydrocele?

What is the normal size of hydrocele?

Hydrocele. Hydrocele is an abnormal collection of fluid between the visceral and parietal layers of the tunica vaginalis and/or along the spermatic cord. In the normal scrotum, 1–2 mL of serous fluid may be observed in the potential tunica vaginalis cavity and should not be mistaken for hydrocele.

Should a hydrocele be removed?

Often a hydrocele will resolve itself without treatment. However, as a hydrocele grows larger, it can cause swelling, pain, and discomfort in the scrotum and may need surgical repair. A hydrocelectomy removes the fluid and shrinks the size of the sac formerly containing the fluid.

What kind of fluid is in a hydrocele?

A hydrocele is an accumulation of serous fluid in a body cavity. A hydrocele testis is the accumulation of fluids around a testicle. It is often caused by peritoneum wrapped around the testicle, called the tunica vaginalis.