Drainage of Hydrocele Drainage of Hydrocele

Drainage of Hydrocele

Quick procedure to drain excess fluid from the scrotum.

  • Duration:
    30 min
  • Sessions:
    1-2 sessions

DRAINAGE OF HYDROCELE

A hydrocele is the collection of fluid in the membranes surrounding the testicles, causing swelling in the scrotum. Hydrocoeles can be present at birth or affect infants and children; they may also occur in adolescents or adults as a result of infection, inflammation, or injury to the testicles.

Hydrocoeles are a common cause of scrotal swelling and do not cause any damage to the testicles.

Once the hydrocele is diagnosed, the least invasive procedure is to have the fluid drained from the scrotum by a needle, which is called aspiration.

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HOW IT WORKS

After a topical anesthetic is given, a needle is inserted into the scrotum to penetrate the hydrocele, then the clear fluid is removed (aspirated). If the fluid is bloody and/or pus-filled, then that indicates an injury, infection or perhaps cancer. This procedure is very quick and doesn’t require much recovery time — usually just a day or so.

To prevent fluid reaccumulating after it has been drained, a special fluid called a “sclerosing” fluid may be injected into the scrotum after the hydrocoele has been drained. The sclerosing fluid helps to seal off the passage from the abdomen to the scrotum, preventing fluid from re-entering the scrotum.

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Drainage of Hydrocele CAN BE ONE OF THE EFFICIENT TOOLS TO DIAGNOSE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

Condition

Hydrocele

PROCEDURE INFO

  1. A numbing cream or local anaesthesia is applied to the genital area. Once the area is frozen, you shouldn’t feel the procedure.
  2. A needle is inserted into the scrotum to penetrate the hydrocele.
  3. Then the clear fluid is removed (aspirated).

Often an ultrasound is used to locate the fluid and position of the testicle within the hydrocele sack.

The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes.

This procedure is very quick and doesn’t require much recovery time — usually just a day or so.

Possible after-effects or risks include:

  • Swelling, discomfort & bruising of your scrotum lasting several days
  • Bulky feeling around the testicle due to the “bunched up” hydrocele sac
  • Blood collection (haematoma) around the testicle which resolves slowly or needs surgical removal
  • Infection in the incision or testicle requiring antibiotics or surgical drainage
  • Recurrence of the hydrocele (fluid collection)
  • Chronic pain in your testicle or scrotum

The fluid can be drained easily with a needle and syringe. However, recurrence of the hydrocele is very common. Surgical therapy is often required if long term cure is desired.

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