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Hydrocele (Hydrocelectomy)2023-10-05T17:17:10+01:00

Hydrocele (Hydrocelectomy)

A hydrocelectomy is a surgery that removes or repairs a hydrocele, which is a fluid-filled sac surrounding your testicle. The procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete. Risks include healing issues, infection, swelling, bruising and scarring. It may take two or more weeks to recover.

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Hydrocele (Hydrocelectomy)

Males with an enlarged scrotum, due to fluid collecting in the thin sac that surrounds a testicle, can be affected by day-to-day struggles such as Intimate encounters, exercise, or other daily routine work. The ideal solution for this is hydrocele surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision in your scrotum and drain the fluid around your testicle. The resulting space will be sewn together using dissolvable stitches.

Hydrocele (Hydrocelectomy) at a Glance

Procedure Time:
1 hours

Return to Work:
1 week

Full Recovery:
4 weeks

£2200 (Fixed)

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Hydrocele Surgery: 

Men and people assigned male at birth (AMAB) may need a hydrocelectomy if they have an enlarged scrotum that doesn’t go away on its own. Healthcare providers may recommend a hydrocelectomy for anyone with a hydrocele, regardless of age.

hydrocele surgery, hydrocelectomy
hydrocele surgery, hydrocelectomy

What Happens During Surgery: 

Our surgeon will put you under local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable, They will then create a small incision in your scrotum. Our surgeon will then proceed to remove the hydrocele sac. Finally, they will stitch the incision closed.

What are the advantages of Hydrocele Surgery: 

Self-esteem boost. Those who receive hydrocelectomy like the results. They’re happy with how their scrotum looks after the procedure.
Safety. A hydrocelectomy is a relatively safe procedure with a low risk of complications or side effects. Most people return home the same day.
Improved comfort. Hydroceles may make it difficult to sit, lie down, walk, or run comfortably.

Hydrocele Procedure Recovery Process: 

The skin in your scrotum may have stretched if you have a significant hydrocele, and you could have loose skin after having the hydrocele removed. We can combine Scrotal Reduction (Scrotoplasty) surgery with Hydrocelectomy to get rid of extra skin. Please consult with our doctors at the time of your consultation if you are interested.

For at least two weeks, you should refrain from sexual and physically demanding activities. Showering is acceptable, however, bathing shouldn’t be done until the wound has healed.

Hydrocele (Hydrocelectomy) Prices

At Signature Clinic, we charge £2200 for a hydrocele procedure.

For a no obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please find your nearest Signature Clinic and book in for free consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Your requirements are discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

Find out more about the procedure and treatment with a free no obligation consultation. To meet with one of our surgeons and receive free expert advice tailored to your needs, please call us or book your free consultation using our quick online form.

Hydrocele (Hydrocelectomy) FAQ

Do hydroceles go away in adults?2023-02-03T12:55:42+00:00

No. In adults, hydrocele does not go away on its own. Most often, surgery is required to drain the fluids and close any inguinal canal openings.

What is the best treatment for hydrocele in adults?2023-02-03T12:57:58+00:00

The only effective treatment for hydrocele in adults is surgery. Depending on the hydrocele’s type—communicating or non-communicating—the operation will be performed. If there is a communicating hydrocele, the inguinal canal opening may also be blocked in addition to draining the scrotum’s fluids.

Does hydrocele cause erectile dysfunction?2023-02-03T12:59:03+00:00

No. Erectile dysfunction or infertility are not brought on by hydrocele. Although temporary erectile dysfunction may result from the psychological impact of a swollen scrotum, this can be resolved after the hydrocele is treated.

How can I solve my hydrocele without surgery?2023-02-03T13:00:12+00:00

Adult hydrocele cannot be treated with medicine. In infants, it is possible that the body will absorb the stored fluids, but in adults, surgery is the only option for treatment.

What is the difference between inguinal hernia and hydrocele?2023-02-03T13:03:01+00:00

A condition known as an inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of the intestine protrudes into the scrotum. This causes the scrotum to expand and protrude either in the scrotum or the groyne region. When a person has a hydrocele, there may not be any protrusions visible; instead, the scrotum is typically inflated and filled with fluid. In some instances, hydrocele and an inguinal hernia may be present at the same time.

Can gym cause hydrocele?2023-02-03T13:04:12+00:00

Yes. While working out at the gym, there is a chance that you could injure your testicles. This may result in fluid buildup in the scrotum. Playing contact sports, such as football or other sports like cricket, increases your risk of suffering scrotal injuries.

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