Surgery for hydrocele testis

Indications and contraindications

  Indications:
  • clinically significant hydrocele testis (causing pain, compromising life quality and comfort).
  Contraindications:
  • significant coagulopathy (blood clotting disorders).

Eligibility:

Your eligibility for the procedure will be evaluated by a specialist in urology on the basis of your medical history and imaging tests (ultrasound).

Before the procedure:

  • Two weeks before the procedure you should have the following blood tests done: full blood count, electrolyte test, coagulation test, blood type, glucose, creatinine, Hbs antigen, ANTI-HCV.
  • Consultation with an anaesthetist.
  • Urinalysis and urine culture.
  • Anticoagulant medications should be discontinued 2 to 7 days before the procedure, depending on individual medications.
  • Shaving the surgery site (scrotum).

 

Procedure:

  • This is an open surgery, where a small incision is made in the skin on the scrotum, the fluid is drained and excess membranes which produce the fluid are removed.
  • The procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia. A small incision is made in the skin on the scrotum, the fluid is drained and excess membranes which produce the fluid are removed.
  • A drain may be left in the wound for one day.

After the procedure:

  • If the drain was left in the wound, it is removed one day after the procedure.
  • A course of antibiotics is prescribed for 3 to 5 days.
  • Scrotum should be kept high (tight underwear).
  • Physical exertion should be avoided for 2 weeks.
  • A follow-up ultrasound scan takes place after 2 to 3 weeks.

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