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I'm 34, married with 2 kids and had a hydrocele on the left side since i was about 15 size of which grew to size and shape of a big pear. Was always conscious of it sticking out when wearing pants. Embarrassing but wasn't enough to make me go under. What pushed me over the edge is continuous discomfort of having this liquid pressure, not being able to lay/sleep on my stomach, and knowing that I could enjoy sex more.
About 14 months ago after reading forums and doing research on urologists, I finally decided to do it. I don't regret at all. I've read horror stories as well as good ones and was hoping to be on the good side. Everything is good now and I totally recommend it.
Quick overview of my experience . My wife drove me to hospital and was waiting with me there. Waiting is the worst part. Finally I was given a gown, talked to a knock out artist and moved to surgery room. Got on the bed, counted to 3 and was out. Woke up in a recovery room asking for more drugs. Was told the surgery was 2 hours. After recovering for a few hours and peeing we went home. It didn't hurt to pee and nothing was stuck in me to induce this process which I was worried about as I read that some had. I got pain killers on the way home but never used a single one - all ice. Laid back with feet up and ice on and off it. A few days later took cover off and scar was gruesome - wife was shocked. It's all good now - can't even see it unless really searching for it. I had it closed (no drainage tube). It felt so good not to have that water balloon any more. I took 2 weeks off from work for entire thing and was good to go after (desk job). My advise is do it but do a good research on doctors. I have insurance so it only cost me $100 for copay. Good luck to all.
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