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Over 30 Persons Undergo Hydrocelectomy Operation in Lamwo :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Over 30 Persons Undergo Hydrocelectomy Operation in Lamwo

The hydrocele is characterized by swelling of the testis and blockage of the lymphatic system. It often resolves itself without treatment. However, it can cause swelling, pain, and discomfort in the scrotum as it grows larger, and may need surgical repair.
Dr. Omoya Denis Ocula, a surgeon heading a nine-member team of Doctors

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Over 30 male adults in Lamwo district have undergone hydrocelectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the hydrocele, a fluid-filled sac inside the scrotum.

The hydrocele is characterized by swelling of the testis and blockage of the lymphatic system. It often resolves itself without treatment. However, it can cause swelling, pain, and discomfort in the scrotum as it grows larger, and may need surgical repair.

The operation which removes the fluid and shrinks the size of the sac formerly containing the fluid was conducted as part of a 30-day surgical camp conducted at Padibe Health Centre IV. It follows a survey conducted by a team of Doctors in the district where over 60 people were diagnosed with the medical condition.

Dr Omoya Denis Ocula, a surgeon heading a nine-member team of doctors comprising of three surgeons said that societal stigmatization of persons with hydrocele causes most of them to shy away from seeking a cure.

 

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Dr Ocula said the exercise that started in August has so far been very successful without any complications. He also expressed optimism that a number of persons reporting for the operation may exceed the 60 initially documented following the influx of South Sudanese refugees in Lamwo district.

 

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According to the health team, the surgical clinic operates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while Friday, Saturday and Monday and are days for admission and monitoring patients' progress at the facility.

 The Lamwo District Vice Chairperson, Oyat Richard Oloya told URN that the district for the first time has been able to roll out the program with financial backing from Sight-savers, an international charity.

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