A 35-year-old male asked:
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why would the testicle be hard and swollen a month after inguinal hernia surgery? swelling has remained the same about 2 weeks. little change!

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Dr. Michael Louie
19 years experience Urology
Swelling: Swelling around the spermatic cord may cause a Hydrocele or other inflammatory fluid to build up in the scrotum. See your doctor and get a scrotal ultrasound
Answered on Dec 7, 2019
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See answer: Sometimes after hernia surgery, especially those requiring a lot of surgical dissection, there is an increased inflammatory response that may extend down to the testicle which usually improves within 4-6 weeks. Occasionally, there may be some compromise of the blood supply to the testicle (venous or arterial) which may lead to eventual shrinkage of the testicle. Suggest you discuss with surgeon.
Answered on Dec 7, 2019

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Consult with: your surgeon. It might be vascular injury to your testicle.

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