What Happens During/After Hydrocelectomy?

Q:
What happens during/after hydrocelectomy?

A:
Hydrocelectomy is a surgical procedure to remove hydrocele, a build-up of fluid (hydrocele sac) around a testicle and the scrotum.

Hydrocelectomy is performed under general anesthesia. It normally lasts for 30 minutes.

During the surgery, the procedures include:

  • A small cut in the scrotum to drain out the fluid via suction.
  • The removal of the tissue that forms the sac.
  • The closure of the cut with stiches or surgical strips.

After hydrocelectomy, the patient is taken to a recovery area and checked for abnormal signs such as bleeding. Generally, the patient can go home the same day. Then, it takes 2 days for adults, and 7 to 10 days for children to resume normal activities. As for strenuous work or sexual activity, it needs at least 14 days.

 

Keywords: hydrocelectomy; hydrocelectomy procedure; hydrocelectomy recovery.

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