What happens during/after hydrocelectomy?
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.