Pain long after Hydrocele Testis operation

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Hi :D

About 8 or 9 years ago I had to have two operations for Hydrocele Testis on the right testicle, if I remember right both operations were in about 3 years of each other as after the first operation it returned.

Now I sometimes get a dull pain in what seems like (sorry I don't know technical terms.) the vein which connects to the right testicle, more than anything it is a discomfort and it isn't constant. The right testicle still isn't the size it was and seems swollen. Just over a year ago I went to see a urologist because I think it had grown in size again and because of the pain and they said to me that to operate again it would need to be like the size of a pear (yeah right lol) and that the pain is probably because the testicle has had so much trauma to it that it could sometimes get infections or something similar so they gave me some painkillers and sent me on my merry way.

So now a year later and I sometimes get some pain still in the vein of the right testicle and the last few days my testicle has been uncomfortable when sleeping in certain positions, could the pain also be caused from my sleeping position in the night applying pressure on the testicle?

Thanks :D

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    I have had a surgery for my right testicle 8 years ago as well

    It was a Hydrocele that needed to be removed

    This last month i been having this dull pain on the lower abdomen and right testicle

    Its kind of hard to figure out where the pain is coming from sometimes It seems like its coming from the Epididymis or what you referred to as the "vein that connects to the testicle"

    I went to my Urologist last weak he asked me to take a blood test and to get an Ultrasound.

    I did get the test and the Ultrasound and now im waiting to go see him again in one week.

    It seems that the pain comes from the post surgery of the Hydrocele

    My scortum has enlarged since the surgery and especially during last year, causing discomfort for me when i lay down in certain postition. what i found helpful is ice .

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    Hi to both of you, I would like to find out how you got on with you follow up scans. I have the same symptoms (almost exactly as you described steve83) and I have a successful operation approximately 18 months ago. The pain comes and goes but I would like to know what it might be. 

    Thanks, Alan

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    Hi steve83,

    I have almost exactly the same story and symptoms as you! I had a right testicle hydrocele repair in 2011 and from mid-2012 began experiencing pain in my testicle. Like you said, it feels as though the pain is coming from the spermatic cord. I had the sleeping issue fairly early on and have been forced to wear ridiculously tight underwear to help counteract the pulling sensation. Sometimes, the pain is so bad (as it is right now, at 3am…) that I can feel a dull ache throughout my entire right leg.

    I’ve previously had trouble finding any info at all relating to my symptoms so its surreal to see others who have had an almost identical experience.


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