What is the Hydrocele recovery time after surgery?

How much time does it take to recover from hydrocele surgery?

These are some of the very common queries or questions doctors or surgeons or medical counselors come across after a Hydroelectomy. This medical blog by Glamyo Health with help you decode all your doubts and queries. 

Hydrocelectomy, often known as hydrocele surgery, is a treatment for the repair of hydrocele. Peritoneal fluid accumulates in the membrane that surrounds the male testes in this disease. It usually develops when tissue fluid is not effectively absorbed or when the membrane becomes inflamed, resulting in fluid overproduction. The fluid can also go into the spermatic duct in the scrotum, causing problems.

Traditional or Conventional  Hydrocele surgery removes the fluid build-up while also preventing other problems. To eliminate the channel, an incision is performed in the groin area, and the muscle opening is carefully healed. The operation to correct a hydrocele is performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to recover at home.

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A hydrocele can be treated using new technology – laser surgery, which is a minimally invasive operation that doesn’t result in any blood loss. The collected fluid is drained by cutting the scrotum with a laser. This surgery takes less than 30 minutes to complete and is done while under anesthetic. The doctor then seals the sac or removes it to prevent the condition from returning. Before the surgery, the patient is sedated with a local, general, or spinal anesthetic.

Traditional hydrocele surgery might result in excessive bleeding, blood clots, or scrotal damage, among other risks and problems. The procedure can now be done with a laser thanks to improvements in medical technology.

The patient can return home 6 to 12 hours after the procedure (depending on the type of anesthetic used) and recovers faster and better with no danger of infection or blood clots.

What is the Usual Hydrocele Recovery Time After Surgery: 

You will be more exhausted than normal after surgery, and you will most likely have mild groin pain for a few days. For a period, the groin and scrotum will be swollen and bruised as well. Whether you have open surgery or laser surgery, you may expect to be out of commission for around 2 to 4 weeks. During this time, you must follow your doctor’s directions to ensure a speedy recovery.

For the first 2–3 weeks after surgery, the operated site may feel brawny and bloated. The swelling will fade with time, but keep in mind that the testis on the operated side will be slightly larger than normal. It’s because the hydrocele sac was surgically everted or removed. It’s perfectly natural.

Possible Complications After a Hydrocele Surgery: 

Complications are relatively rare in this procedure. If you detect any of the following signs of infection, contact your doctor right away:

  • 1. Bad-smelling fluid escaping from the surgical area 
  • 2. Growing swelling 
  • 3. Fever 
  • 4. Redness 
  • 5. Surgical Site getting warmer than normal body temperature.
  • 6. Increased pain


Post Surgery Care: 

The patient would have no pain following laser surgery for hydrocele. In a week, the pain should be gone. Some people experience slight, painless swelling following surgery, but it usually goes away in 1-2 days.

If necessary, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers to the patient. The patient is advised to wear a scrotal support for 3-5 days after surgery to aid recuperation. Heavy lifting and intense activity should be avoided for the first 7 to 10 days after surgery. It is also recommended that you refrain from having intercourse for 3-4 weeks following the operation.

Stitches at the incision site will disintegrate on their own 12-15 days following surgery. During the healing phase, keep your hygiene in check.

Following the operation, the patient can resume his normal routine.

Hydrocelectomy is largely successful, with only a few significant problems. After surgery, a new hydrocele may emerge, necessitating extra treatment, but this is very rare and uncommon. If you experience swelling and pain in your scrotum contact Glamyo Health for a Painless and hassle – Free laser hydrocele surgery in Bangalore.

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