hydrocele

Q | after the operation

A | Once your operation is over, you will be woken and taken to the recovery suite to be monitored by the staff there before being moved back to the ward. You will be able to eat and drink on the ward and if you feel pain or feel sick, let the staff know, as they will be able to give you appropriate medication. You will be given regular, as well as stronger painkiller tablets as and when you need them. The dressing is loose gauze padding with a scrotal support to apply some pressure to the wound.

The operation is usually done as a day case. This means that you come into hospital on the day of the operation and go home the same day. You may need to stay in overnight if your operation has been carried out in the afternoon.