HYDROCELE: Hydrocelectomy problems I am having

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Hello. I foolishly underwent a hydrocelectomy surgery for no good reason. I had an unresolved case of epididymo orchitis (which i still have) and a hydrocele on the same testicle. It is now one month after my operation and i have been advised to wait up to 6 months to heal.

Here are my problems.

1. My penis is shrinking. The muscles simply have lost the will to live. I noticed a few days ago that i could only get about 70% erect. I am no longer reaching my full capacity.. but not just this, I feel as though my penis is smaller. The inner muscles feel tighter and my shaft skin appears to fit my shaft differently. I can't quite remember how I used to look but something very odd is going on with my penis now.

2. They stitched they ball/spermatic cord to the wall of my scrotum?! What the f**k? If i had known this then i never would have had the operation. I also notice when i try to get erect that my balls feel super tingly (not in a good way) and then the cords linking my penis and balls feel very tight and straight like i have these long thin rods attempting to fit inside a basically flaccid penis.. oh but it's not just flaccid. It all just feels so different.

Please if anyone has experienced this post op, talk to me! Thank you

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    I also would like to add that the tight, shrinking feeling in my penis is like somewhere between taking loads of coke or ecstasy and w*****g too much. The inner muscle is tight and shorter.. and i can still ejaculate.. but a weak unsatisfying shot out of a semi. How could this happen to me? A man who has had a raging erection every single day this year leading up to my operation. since then i feel as though my penis is in decline. I am 24 years old btw and I am more depressed and suicidal than i could ever imagine was possible. I want to kill myself for ruining what was a perfetly good body.

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      Hi jim21774

      We note from a recent post which you have made to our forum that you may be experiencing thoughts around self-harm. If we have misinterpreted your comments then we apologies for contacting you directly. But if you are having such thoughts then please note that you are not alone in this, and there are people out there that can help.

      If you are having these suicidal thoughts then we strongly recommend you speak to someone who may be able to help. The Samaritans offer a safe space where you can talk openly about what you are going through. They can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.

      Their contact details are on our patient information leaflet here: https://patient.info/health/dealing-with-suicidal-thoughts, which also offers lots of other advice on how you can access the help you may need.

      If you are having such thoughts then please do reach out to the team at the Samaritans (or the other people detailed in our leaflet) who will understand what you're going through and will be able to help.

      Kindest regards


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      I wish someone could help but no amount of therapy or counselling will make my regret and depression go away. I cannot be happy for as long as my penis is broken. And if I can't fix it then i don't know what I will do...

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