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Where in the US can I get a HYDROCELE aspirated?!?

You are incorrect to say that it rarely works.  (Jun 29, 2012 | post #690)

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Where in the US can I get a HYDROCELE aspirated?!?

Alan/Otto/Richie, Most of the people here have done a good amount of research, trying to find a solution for their hydroceles. Somewhere in that process, we found this site. Knowing big words doesn't make you a doctor.  (Jun 23, 2012 | post #688)

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Where in the US can I get a HYDROCELE aspirated?!?

Cheers, Richard! In my case, the hydrocele resolved completely about four months after the procedure. It was the largest hydrocele my local urologist had seen in his practice. He had advised me that surgery was the ONLY option, and that I would need a drain for some time due to the size. I was in no rush to charge into a surgery, so I looked around the internet for options. This is what I found. I kicked around the idea or surgery and self-aspiration for a long time. After a couple years of thinking, and, with the hydrocele getting larger and more aggravating, to the point that I would have to stand at my desk at work to relieve the pressure it was exerting on my abdomen, it was time to act. After reading most of the available research on sclerotherapy, I decided to go with one of the published researchers. I made an appointment, and was instructed to have an ultrasound locally. The results were reviewed and forwarded to Chicago. The Doxycyclene prescription was filled at my local pharmacy before my flight. You will be numbed with a local anesthetic. I couldn't feel a thing during the draining or during the injection, but a while later, it ached quite a bit. They'll give you a prescription for Vicodin, which will help with the pain after the anesthetic wears off, and will help you sleep. After the first day, it didn't ache when sitting still, but was very tender to the touch. It took a couple of weeks for all of the tenderness to go away. I can say that I'm glad I had read of the pain response from a prior poster here, otherwise I would not have known what to expect. That being said, such a reaction is not guaranteed for everyone. I recommend you stay at the Marriott at Medical Center if you can. You probably wouldn't want to walk much further. The first day after the procedure, it was nice to see everything looking normal, but I had been advised that swelling would occur. It looked like about half of the original fluid came back very quickly, but a peak was reached, and it started to go back down. At three weeks out, it was down to 1/4 of the original size. At two months, that was down to 1/10th, and by the fourth month, it is completely gone. All I feel now is a testicle with no bag of fluid around it. It's a great feeling. I'm sure it won't take as long to resolve for you if you don't have as large a collection of fluid. Good luck. You'll be in good hands. Feel free to email me if you have any other questions.  (Dec 5, 2011 | post #616)