How long should you wear a jockstrap after hydrocele surgery?
After scrotal surgery you may need to take a week off work. You will usually need to wear a scrotal support or jock strap during the day for one week. You will need to keep the wound dry for one day. After this you will be able to shower as normal.
What should I do after hydrocele surgery?
- Rest when you feel tired.
- Try to walk each day.
- You may shower 24 hours after surgery, if your doctor says it is okay.
- You may return to work or school when you are ready.
- Avoid strenuous activities, such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, until your doctor says it is okay.
What is the required supported treatment to patients with hydrocele?
There are no medications available to treat a hydrocele. A hydrocele usually does not need to be surgically repaired. A hydrocele typically goes away on its own within six to 12 months of age. If the hydrocele does not resolve on its own, then it needs to be surgically repaired to prevent further complications.
Does a jock strap help a hydrocele?
An ice pack may be put on the surgical area. This helps reduce swelling. You may also be given a jockstrap to wear. This helps ease pain and swelling, and prevents injury.
Can hydrocele come back after surgery?
Recurrence: Recurrence of the hydrocele after inguinal approaches is most often reactive in nature and usually resolves within several months. Rarely, aspiration or scrotal surgery is warranted.
How long does it take to heal 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.
How long does a hydrocele repair take?
The day of surgery. The procedure takes about 30 minutes. You will likely go home the same day.
Can a hydrocele reoccur?
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 I stop my hydrocele from coming back?
Inserting a needle into the hydrocele and withdrawing the fluid (aspiration) is an alternative to surgery. After removing the fluid, the doctor injects a chemical inside the sack (sclerotherapy) around the testicle. This helps prevent fluid from building up again.
Can hydrocele cause erectile dysfunction?
Though hydrocele typically presents as a painless mass, it can lead to psychological complications responsible for sexual dysfunction and infertility.