We just had our 6week check and my lo has a hydrocele on his right testie. I have read what it is but am unsure after we "watch it for a few months", what happens? Does it just disappear, would he need an op? Is it dangerous?
My ds had a hydroelectric too, it just disappeared. However, it was there for a few good months before it disappeared. We saw a paediatrician who said that if it didn't disappear by itself it would be solved by a very simple op. once it had gone away, we didn't see paed again, he was happy it had gone. Can't remember how old ds was exactly, but think he was about three.
My ds had a hydrocele too. Our local health clinic picked it up, we went to GP who referred on to a consultant who recommended it be removed. The op took place on NYE 2 years ago. General anaesthetic. It was very short, and he recovered super-quick. Tiny scar on his lower abdomen which has faded to nothing.
My DS had one, it was observed until he was 18 months old and then operated on when it hadn't gone. Tiny incision on his lower abdomen which was glued rather than stitched. Scar faded very quickly and he wasn't in pain after the op which was done at the same time as another procedure that needed a GA. They said it needed to be closed as he would almost certainly develop a hernia later if not.
My DS2 had a huge one! It resolved by about 10 months. Honestly he looked so odd, and when he was cold his balls didn't shrivel like they're meant to. He was under paeds as he was prem, and the paediatrician was not concerned. In fact, I just thought he had massive balls until it was mentioned at his 6 week check, as they'd not said anything while we were in nicu.