What signs require medical attention after the spermatocelectomy surgery?

Just like any other intervention, spermatocelectomy poses some health risks. Your doctor will tell you everything you need to know about the potential risks associated with this procedure and the signs you should watch out for.

Although problems from the procedure are rare, complications of spermatocelectomy such as hematoma, wound infection, scrotal abscess, or recurrence of spermatocele have been reported. Call your doctor if you have some of the following symptoms:

  • Increasing pain, redness, or swelling at the incision site
  • Drainage, bleeding, or odor from the incision site
  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills

Surgical removal might damage the epididymis or the vas deferens, a tube that transports sperm from the epididymis to the penis. Damage to either can reduce fertility. Another possible complication that can occur after the surgery is that the spermatocele might come back, though this is uncommon. Discuss the risks and benefits of spermatocelectomy with your doctor, and let them know about any concerns you have, including the effect treatment will have on fertility.

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