Most infants will feel fine by the day following surgery for a communicating hydrocele. The doctor may prescribe oral pain medicine. He or she will advise you on the proper care following surgery.
Your baby will be able to eat and play normally as soon as he is able. However, for a period of 4 weeks, he should not straddle toys, climb, or do other very physical activities that could injure the groin area. You can bathe him two days after surgery.
Minor swelling around the incision area is normal. However, you should call the doctor if your baby has a fever, excessive swelling, redness, bleeding, or increasing pain.