What is a “hydrocoele”?
A hydrocoele is a fluid-filled sac surrounding the testis. A small hydrocoele is normal and may provide protective support. A large hydrocoele may be uncomfortable and limit physical activity.
Why do I need this?
Hydrocoeles are usually excised due to discomfort and large size.
How long does it take?
30 minutes under a general anaesthetic.
What are the risks?
- Haematoma, or blood collection in the scrotum
- Wound infection
- Recurrence of hydrocoele
What can I expect after surgery?
- This is usually performed as a day surgery procedure
- Tight supportive underpants are needed to avoid swelling of the scrotum
- Avoid heavy lifting and physical exertion for 1 – 2 weeks
- Your wound is held together by a dissolvable stitch under the skin
- You will be given an appointment about 3 weeks following surgery