Plz update us on Sclerotherapy results

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Hello all,

I have had a failed hydrocelectomy. I am very interested in the nonsurgical alternative available through Dr Levine in Chicago and several others in Utah. Could those who have had the procedure please post updates on your condition and if the fix lasted. I am sure there are many besides myself who are interested and the postings and follow up reports from people who have had are are sporadic on this forum.

Lets hear how you are doing and what the procedure and immediate aftermath were like as well as longer term results.

Thanks so much

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    Thanks for your feedback abh. I will beg to differ on your confidence. I already had the surgery and it did not last. After a year, the problem returned. I went to an experienced Kaiser urologist using the Kaiser surgical clinic. First, within days of the surgery I came down with a terrible flu. In my weakened condition, the flu dammed near killed me by itself. Given the timing, I likely caught the bug at the surgical facility. That is, after all, a place where sick people pass through. The same would apply if I had gone to the mayo clinic.

    Indeed, it did take about a month to feel like a human again. Aside from the flu, that month was an experience that varied from miserable to ghastly as far as I was concerned. So now I have another guy in a white coat telling me the same thing as the first one did. Surgery will fix it all, once and done. Each time I repeat this barbaric procedure I increase my chances of an even more serious exposure to an antibiotic resistant superbug. The best to be said is the the new hydrocele now fills much more slowly than the first. I will likely get this one drained and see what happens. If it refills as slowly as this post surgical version has I can probably get by a nice long time before the next draining.

    Can you tell I am not a fan of doctors & medical science? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Superbugs themselves are a side effect of negligent dipsticks doctors passing out antibiotics like candy even to people with viral ailments that cannot possibly be helped by such meds. Doctors are also the heroes of the opiod epidemic that is ruining or ending many lives. I am sure there are more such stories that I am not aware of. As I grow older and get more and more exposure to Doctors and their treatments my dismay and disdain is soaring at what I see and experience. I do not say all this because I am a big follower of natural medicines, herbs etc. I have tried and found them to be a big waste of time over many years. Alas, doctors and medical science are often not much better IMHO. End of rant. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    Had my follow up today at the 2 week mark. He thinks approximately 60cc has returned but not sure if that could have been from the initial first few days after aspiration. Im scheduled to go back in 3 months. My options are aspiration, surgery, or aspiration with alcohol or doxycycline because those are readily available. he has done schelorotherapy on other things but not a hydrocyle.

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    Thanks for the update. So, about 15% refill in two weeks. Will look forward to the 3 month report.

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