How do you reduce swelling after hydrocele surgery?
At home, expect swelling and soreness for a few days. During this time, your scrotum will be bandaged. Using a jockstrap to support your scrotum reduces discomfort. For the first few days, apply cold packs for 10 to 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling and pain.
How much swelling is normal after Hydrocelectomy?
The scrotum and testicle(s) may be tender for up to one month. Your scrotum may be very swollen for several days and up to a couple of weeks after surgery. To help reduce swelling, you may use an ice pack for the first 24 – 48 hours, then as needed.
Can hydrocele recur after surgery?
A recurrent hydrocele occurs infrequently after both scrotal and inguinal approaches. There is a less than 5% risk of recurrence of the hydrocele. Surgical treatment of a recurrent hydrocele is recommended if it does not resolve within a year.
How do you make swelling go down fast?
Applying an ice-pack or cold compress to an injury is the fastest way to deal with immediate swelling. It helps reduce swelling by restricting blood flow to the area and slowing down cellular metabolism. Cold therapy systems and ice baths are other methods you can use to apply cold to the area.
Can you drain a hydrocele yourself?
Drainage. The fluid can be drained easily with a needle and syringe. However, following this procedure, it is common for the sac of the hydrocele to refill with fluid within a few months. Draining every now and then may be suitable though, if you are not fit for surgery or if you do not want an operation.
What is the side effect of hydrocele?
Usually, the only indication of a hydrocele is a painless swelling of one or both testicles. Adult men with a hydrocele might experience discomfort from the heaviness of a swollen scrotum. Pain generally increases with the size of the inflammation.
What happens if hydrocele is not treated?
If a communicating hydrocele does not go away on its own and is not treated, it can lead to an inguinal hernia. In this condition, part of the intestine or intestinal fat pushes through an opening (inguinal canal) in the groin area.
What are the complications of hydrocele?
As mentioned above, the complications include sexual dysfunction, infertility, rupture, pain, pyocele, infection, Fournier’s gangrene, hematocele, intertrigo, scrotal calculi, hydrocele stones, appendicitis, and testicular ischemia.
What can you not do after hydrocele surgery?
Your groin and scrotum may be swollen or bruised. This usually gets better in 2 to 3 weeks. You will probably be able to go back to work or school 4 to 7 days after surgery. But you will need to avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for 2 to 4 weeks.
What is best treatment for hydrocele?
There are no drugs available to treat adult hydrocele, although pain medication may help relieve any discomfort. Surgery may be needed to repair/drain a hydrocele if it causes pain, if there might be an infection, or if the hydrocele becomes too large.
How large can a hydrocele get?
Giant hydrocele has been defined as a hydrocele having more than 1,000ml of contents1. Clinically, this is difficult to diagnose except by way of investigation such as ultrasound scan or surgery.
Can swelling be permanent?
Managing edema focuses on treating the underlying cause of fluid buildup. Edema caused by drugs or poor nutrition can be fixed in some people. Edema caused by cancer or by kidney, heart, or liver problems may be more difficult to treat. In these situations, edema may be permanent.
How long does it take for swelling to go down?
Your face may be swollen and bruised. It may take 5 to 7 days for the swelling to go down, and 10 to 14 days for the bruising to fade. It may be hard to eat at first.