Thanks for that info as I am contemplating surgery in January when I see the urologist ...he said the same thing about a drain tube ..did you have to wear a jock as he wants me to cause of gravity it lessens the swelling ???Hey guys,
As a precautionary tale for why you should get the surgery instead of aspirating, I wanted to tell y'all my store. I just had the hydrocele operation 4 days ago and am currently recovering and doing well.
About three weeks ago, I had an ultrasound on my right testicle and they had found only 300 mL of fluid in it. However, when they did the surgery, they unexpectedly discovered that most of my fluid collection was in my abdomen and the doctor for lack of a better way of saying it was quite shocked when 1,250 mL of fluid came out during surgery. I had a drain in my balls for about 4 days which was removed earlier today. The after surgery pain was no big deal on the first day, bad on the second day, and the rest of it was fine except for the drain.
My balls look kinda of funny still, but I'm no longer in pain and can walk around ok and should be in full strength in 3 weeks. I am very glad I did the surgery b/c if that fluid had stayed in there, it might have severely hampered my kidney function.
Trust me...you dont know whats up there until they operate...if you have the insurance, just get the surgery done.
Thanks for the info