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Posted by: | 2019/05/27

Hydrocele

I just want to know if a hydrocele surgery will affect my ability to have children and what are the side effects?

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- 2019/06/03

Dear Anonymous,

The presence of an uncomplicated hydrocoele does not affect one's fertility and sometimes does not need surgery and may resolve on its own. However large unsightly ones may affect sexual function psychologically and may require surgery. Surgery if uncomplicated and done well should not affect your ability to have children. Side effects like with all surgery include the risk of pain, bleeding, infection, swelling and scarring/ adhesions. Please book an appointment with a urologist to discuss your specific options further.

Answered by Dr T Mohamed 


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