Hydrocele Surgery - My Experience - It's OK

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I had a big hydrocele on my right testicle - surgery 2 weeks ago.

Advice: Get a good urolgoist and seek a second opinion. My first guy said not to do it, second guy recommended it but said it was up to me totally. Ask loads of questions about any concenrs you may have.

I was really concerned before the operation. However the recovery was a lot better than I expected - I was able to walk normal 3 days after operation - slight discomfort for 2-3 days - feet up and loads of ice - no pain killers.

The testicle is still swollen although not as bad as I expected and the scar is healing well.

I wanted the operation for my peace of mind - it was uncomfotable and also maybe impacted fertility.

Good doctor - straight forward op - quick recovery - will be scar tissue left over and bit of swelling for a while - bruising not too bad.

The thought of anybody cutting open my balls was so unappealing . However, I am happy I went ahead with the op

The doc told  me they got over a litre of fluid. I couldn't believe it!

Best of luck!

Any questions shout

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    Hi how big was it? Mine is big as an egg on my right and already feel very uncomfortable.
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      Was almost the size of a lemon / tennis ball at times Glad I got it done.

      Was easier than I expected. I wouldn't go near it myself with aspiration. Best of luck.

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      Thanks! I have spoken 2 Docs. Both said, aspiration does not help and it has very high risk of inflammination. Need a proper surgery to get it done. Hope it wont be far.
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    Hello what the doctor said about Impact of hydrocele On fertility
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      Docs said no form evidence that they impact fertility. However, they do increase scrotal temperature so that's not good. I don't think there are really too many studies done on impact of hydrocels on fertility so they may have a negative impact on some people.

      Go for operation if your gut is telling you to do it.

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    Does any percentage of swelling remain permanent?Thank You.
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      Will always be a bit bigger, not too sure how much swelling will remain. However going down steadily. 
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      Ohh...will it be bigger for throughout the life?oh my God! I can't believe... Anyway, thanks brother!
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      Can that swelling be seen through clothes bro?I mean will it spoil our appearance?Imagine if we are wearing some track pants or jogging pants...will it be visible through these pants?Thanks.
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      I don't notice it now. Maybe if you wore rea;;y tight pants you may notice something in the short term after op.

      Overall, a lot better than before op and this is only 3 weeks after op. Hopefully as time progresses will even get smaller. Best of luck

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      Could take 6-12m for swelling to go - if translucable (fluid you can shine a light through = probable hydrocele) swelling persists after that and bothers you again possibly try a different surgeon next time!
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