Facts on hydrocele
According to a study conducted in 2009, there are 26.79 million cases of hydrocele worldwide and 48% of these cases are prevalent in India.
- According to the WHO, 25 million men are estimated to be diagnosed with hydrocele worldwide.
- Nearly 10% of newborn babies are born with a hydrocele.
- A giant hydrocele can contain more than 1000ml of fluids.
- The largest recorded hydrocele weighed 60.1kg (132.5 pounds)
Home remedies to treat swelling caused by a hydrocele?
Home remedies to treat the swelling caused by a hydrocele include:
- Avoiding strenuous activities
- Using ice packs to relieve the swelling
- Wearing protective gears
- Following the doctor’s instructions properly
- Taking a warm bath by adding at least a few cups of epsom salt
- Including lots of fruits and boiled vegetables in your diet
Why choose Pristyn Care for hydrocele treatment in Mumbai?
- Pristyn Care houses some of the best Urologists in Mumbai who have more than 15 years of experience in delivering surgery for treating hydrocele with a proven success rate.
- Pristyn Care is associated with the top hospitals in Mumbai that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to perform advanced treatment for hydrocele.
- Urologists/General Surgeons working with Pristyn Care do a thorough consultation in the case of every patient to understand the health condition and then determine the minimally-invasive approach to treat your hydrocele.
- To ease out the commuting process for our patients, we also provide free cab facilities to bring you from home to the hospital and help you return back home after the surgery.
- Pristyn Care also provides a free cab facility to ensure proper treatment of the patient. You will be picked up from your home to the hospital and on the completion of your surgery, you will also be dropped off at home.
- A free-of-cost follow up is provided to every patient within the first seven days of the surgery.
How to book an appointment with Urologists at Pristyn Care in Mumbai?
Every surgery at Pristyn Care is done using the most advanced and USFDA-approved medical technology and equipment. Being one of the leading health tech startups in India, dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience of every patient, we provide end-to-end facilities to our patients and give complete assistance in their treatment journey. Pristyn Care ensures that a patient has a care-filled and hassle-free experience. You can book an appointment and get in touch with our doctors virtually from the comfort of your home or anywhere by contacting the given numbers or by filling up the ‘Book Appointment’ form below.
Who are the best doctors for hydrocele treatment in Mumbai?
You can consult the best surgeons who specialize in less invasive procedures of hydrocelectomy in Mumbai at a Pristyn Care clinic near you. Pristyn Care houses some of the best surgeons in Mumbai who are experts in performing procedures such as circumcision and hydrocelectomy in Mumbai. Here are some of the best doctors associated with Pristyn Care who specialize in hydrocelectomy.
- Dr. Rajiv Prakash Manek, who completed his MBBS, MS from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences/ Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences & Technology and has 8 years of experience in his specialty.
- Dr. Vishal Tomar, who completed his MBBS, MS from Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences, Talegaon Dabhade under Maharashtra University of Health Sciences / Dr. D.Y. Patel Medical College Pimpri, Pune and has 4 years of experience in his specialty.
- Dr. Majid Rasool Wani, who completed his MBBS, MS from Sher-i-Kashmir institute of medical sciences (SKIMS-MCH)./Sher-i-Kashmir institute of medical sciences (SKIMS), J&K, India/Department of Minimal Access Surgery and surgical gastroenterology, APOLLO Hospitals, Chennai/ and has 8 years of experience in his specialty. He also holds a National Board Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery(FNB-MAS).
- Dr. Amol Gosavi, who completed his MBBS, MS from G.S. Medical College, Mumbai/Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur/Gujarat Cancer/Research Institute, and has 15 years of experience in his specialty.
- Dr. Rajeev Naik, who completed his MBBS, MS from Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, India/GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India/Indian Association of Gastro and Endo Surgeon, India/Maurya Sachkhand Hospital, Agra, India and has and has 9 years of experience in his specialty.
- Dr. Sushil K Dubey, who completed his MBBS, MS from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences/ Poona Hospital & Research Centre and has 7 years of experience in his specialty.
- Dr. Ankit Vivek Potdar, who completed his MBBS, MS from Krishna Medical College of Karad / Mahatma Gandhi mission / MUHS Nashik.
Pristyn Care has many clinics across Mumbai. You can consult expert doctors for hydrocelectomy in Mumbai at Pristyn Care clinics in Powai, Malad West, and Chembur. To consult our expert doctors for any doubts, concerns or queries or to undergo hydrocelectomy surgery in Mumbai, visit the nearest Pristyn Care clinic in Mumbai to know the solution. Pristyn Care multispeciality clinics for hydrocelectomy in Mumbai are clean, hygienic and COVID- safe. Book an appointment for the most advanced hydrocelectomy surgery in Mumbai.
Undergo Hydrocele Surgery in Mumbai at The Most Renowned & Reputed Medical Centers
Undergo minimally invasive hydrocelectomy in Mumbai from top hospitals associated with Pristyn Care. Here are some best hospitals in Mumbai associated with Pristyn Care-
- Nipun Hospital
- Universal Hospital- Mumbai
- SRV Hospital
- Sugun Hospital
- Siddhika Hospital
- Manavta Hospital
- Aadhar Hospital-Mumbai
- Sukh Shanti Hospital
- Dr. Kinare’s Safalya Maternity Hospital
- Parakh Hospital
- Samarth Maternity and Multi-specialty Hospital
- Terna Hospital
- Surana Hospital-Malad
- SRV Chembur
- Shivneri Hospital
Hydrocelectomy is completed under 30-45 minutes and there is no pain during the procedure. This modern treatment is a daycare procedure that allows the patient to return home within 24 hours of the surgery. So, there is no longer a stay at the hospital. The success rate of hydrocelectomy is as high as 95%. It is fair to say that hydrocelectomy is the most convenient and safe treatment for hydrocele in adult men and kids.
Different Types of Hydrocele
Hydrocele is divided into the following types:
- Primary Hydrocele- In this type, the swelling is soft and nontender. It can grow very large in size as they are often asymptomatic. However, if left unattended, it may cause atrophy of the testis due to compression or obstruction of the blood supply.
- Secondary Hydrocele- The hydrocele that occurs due to a testicular disease is called secondary hydrocele. The cause can be cancer, hernia, orchitis, or any other kind of trauma. Secondary hydrocele is most commonly associated with acute or chronic epididymo-orchitis. It often goes away when the primary lesion is treated.
- Infantile hydrocele- This type of hydrocele has the tunica and processus vaginalis distended to the inguinal ring, but there is no direct connection of the hydrocele with the peritoneal cavity. It can occur in infants as well as adults.
- Congenital Hydrocele- It is a type of hydrocele that connects with the general peritoneal cavity. Though the communication is very small, there is still a possibility that the fluid may drain into the peritoneal cavity.
- Encysted hydrocele- In this type of hydrocele, there is a smooth oval swelling very close to the spermatic cord. Due to the swelling, many patients mistake it for inguinal hernia. It is also called spermatic cord hydrocele and has no communication with the peritoneal cavity.
- Funicular hydrocele- In funicular hydrocele, the sac has a direct communication with the peritoneum connecting it with the internal inguinal ring. However, no connection exists between the sac and tunica vaginalis. It can grow very large in size due to straining.
During initial diagnosis, the doctor will identify which type of hydrocele you have and narrow down the complications associated with the procedure. Then the doctor will start the treatment right away.
What complications can arise if hydrocele is left untreated?
Severe cases of hydrocele can cause serious complications. Some of the potential complications are listed below:
- If the size of the hydrocele continues growing, it can lead to obstruction in the blood flow. And when the blood flow is not proper in the testicles, it will further give rise to testicular atrophy causing degeneration of the testicular cells.
- Another complication that can arise if hydrocele is rupture. Due to the large volume of fluid accumulation in the scrotum, the hydrocele may rupture due to minimal spontaneous trauma.
- The hydrocele may transform into a haematocele if there is bleeding in the sac. And if the haematocele is not drained, a clotted haematocele will form as a result.
- Calcification of the sac is also a potential complication of leaving hydrocele untreated.
- The hydrocele may become infected during aspiration which will increase the swelling and inflammation.
- Infected hydroceles can also cause pyocele, accumulation of pus in the scrotum.
Normally, these complications can be identified during diagnosis before the treatment method is selected. All these complications are observed for at least 24-48 hours before proceeding with the treatment.
Foods to Avoid with Hydrocele
Many people don’t know this, but the foods you eat on a regular basis can either improve the hydrocele symptoms or make them worse. Therefore, you should avoid the following foods to manage hydrocele symptoms:
- Processed Items- These foods contain excess salt and sugar and have fiber content.
- Preserved Foods- These foods are not good to eat because they have artificial preservatives and other chemicals.
- Junk Foods- It includes food items like pizza, burger, fries, etc. that are low in nutritional value. They can cause indigestion and hinder the bowel movements as well.
- Spicy and Heavy Foods- Minimize the spice intake as well if you have hydrocele. Excessive spices can upset the stomach and cause a lot of discomfort during bowel movements.
- Pickles and Caffeine- These food products are also not good for the body and should be strictly avoided.
All these food items have a direct impact on the digestion process and the individual has a hard time passing stools. This will put strain on the groin region and worsen the hydrocele symptoms.
Post Hydrocelectomy Care Plan
After you’ve had hydrocelectomy, the doctor will give you a detailed recovery plan to ensure that the wound heals quickly and you will be able to perform all activities without any difficulty.
The most common tips that are included in the post-surgery care plan are given below:
- Take complete bed rest immediately after the surgery for at least 1 day.
- Allow your body to heal at its own pace. Do not push yourself to perform an activity even if it hurts.
- Start taking small walks once you feel like you can.
- Make sure that you don’t indulge into strenuous exercises that can strain or put pressure on the stitches.
- Refrain yourself from lifting heavy weights for at least 2-4 weeks until you recover completely.
- Post-surgery, you can eat your normal diet but make sure to stay away from oily, greasy, spicy, and processed food items as they can cause constipation and also slow down the healing process.
- Incorporate fiber-rich foods in your diet and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Pay special attention to the hygiene of the scrotal region and keep it clean and dry. Wash the wound with warm water and mild soap, then pat it dry.
- In the first 2 days, the doctor will ask you to avoid bathing. So, do not take a shower until the doctor gives you permission.
- Do not take baths in hot tubs and avoid swimming as well until the wound heals completely.
- Wear scrotal support or jockstrap for at least 1-2 weeks after hydrocele surgery. It will minimize the pressure in the scrotal region and allow you to perform regular activities without pain or discomfort.
- Avoid wearing tight clothes around the waist and groin area as they can irritate the scrotal region.
- Refrain from sexual activities as well until the doctor says it’s fine.
When you follow the doctor’s instructions properly, it becomes a lot easier to resume the daily activities and get back to the regular life after hydrocelectomy.
Prevention of Hydrocele
There is no assured way to prevent hydrocele in a baby. However, in adults, hydrocele usually occurs due to some infection, inflammation, or injury that can be avoided. Here are some preventative tips that will help:
- Proper prenatal care
- Try to avoid being injured, follow the safety & protection rules like wearing athletic cups or support while playing sports.
- Practice safe sex to reduce the chances of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- Avoid pressure activities like horse riding that can put pressure on the scrotum.
- Treat cough properly as recurrent and chronic cough creates intra abdominal pressure and puts strain on the scrotum.
- Address constipation as soon as possible.
- Appropriate care should be taken to prevent hernia and if you already have it, get proper treatment to reduce the chances of hydrocele development.
In rare cases, hydrocele may also develop due to hereditary issues, such as a side effect of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Therefore, it is also important that you keep a watch on your health and take the necessary measures to prevent hydrocele.