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Where does fluid accumulate in hydrocele?

Where does fluid accumulate in hydrocele?

A hydrocele is an accumulation of serous fluid in a body cavity. A hydrocele testis is the accumulation of fluids around a testicle. It is often caused by peritoneum wrapped around the testicle, called the tunica vaginalis.

Is it normal for hydrocele to refill after draining?

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. Sclerotherapy is the injection of a solution to stop the hydrocele recurring after having it drained.

How is your husband recovering from hydrocele repair?

How is your husband? If you are referring to hydrocele repair, it is the surgery done to correct the swelling of the scrotum that occurs when a hydrocele or backup of fluid is present in the testicle. The doctor usually drains the fluid after removing part of the hydrocele sac.

When to stop taking aspirin before hydrocele repair?

Several days before surgery, adults may be asked to stop taking aspirin or other drugs that affect blood clotting. These include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), some herbal supplements, and others. You or your child may be asked to stop eating and drinking at least 6 hours before the procedure.

Can a hydrocele be removed with general anesthesia?

General anesthesia is used so you will be asleep and pain-free during the procedure. The surgeon makes a small surgical cut in the fold of the groin, and then drains the fluid. The sac (hydrocele) holding the fluid may be removed. The surgeon strengthens the muscle wall with stitches. This is called a hernia repair.

When does a surgeon need to repair a hydrocele?

Your surgeon may recommend hydrocele repair if the hydrocele: Becomes too large Causes problems with blood flow Is infected Is painful or uncomfortable

Several days before surgery, adults may be asked to stop taking aspirin or other drugs that affect blood clotting. These include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), some herbal supplements, and others. You or your child may be asked to stop eating and drinking at least 6 hours before the procedure.

How long does it take for a hydrocele to drain?

Hydrocele surgery is typically done at an outpatient clinic under general anesthesia. Recuperation can take up to a week or more, depending if the abdominal wall has to be cut into. With babies, surgeons usually cut into the groin (inguinal region) to drain the fluid and remove the sac.

When to have hydrocele draining or sclerotherapy?

Draining every now and then may be suitable though, if you are not fit for surgery or if you do not want an operation. Sclerotherapy is the injection of a solution to stop the hydrocele recurring after having it drained. This is not commonly undertaken but may be offered to some people who are not suitable to have an operation.