|Male Anatomy: Penis, Testicle, Scrotum, Epididymis|
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- Adverse reaction to the anesthesia
- Excess bleeding
- Recurrence of spermatocele
- Damage to the epididymis, which can increase risk of infertility
- Nerve injury or damage to surrounding tissue or structures
- Chronic disease such as diabetes or obesity
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Perform a physical exam
- Blood, urine, or imaging tests
- Ask about your medical history
Description of Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
- Pain medications and IV fluids
- Ice pack
- Scrotum support
- Washing their hands
- Wearing gloves or masks
- Keeping your incisions covered
- Washing your hands often and reminding visitors and healthcare providers to do the same
- Reminding your healthcare providers to wear gloves or masks
- Not allowing others to touch your incisions
Call Your Doctor
- Increasing pain, redness, or swelling at incision site
- Drainage, bleeding, or odor from incision site
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
Urology Care Foundation http://www.urologyhealth.org
Canadian Urological Association http://www.cua.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Spermatocele. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 2, 2012. Accessed April 16, 2013.
Spermatoceles (spermatic cyst). Foundation of the American Urological Association website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=117. Accessed September 11, 2012.
6/6/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Mills E, Eyawo O, et al. Smoking cessation reduces postoperative complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Med. 2011;124(2):144-154.e8.
- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 01/2015 -
- Update Date: 04/29/2014 -