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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why are my testicles sore after my hernia surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Swelling, etc.: Inguinal hernias are holes in the abdominal wall at the same place where the blood vessels and nerves to the testicle travel. Trauma to these structures in the course of hernia repair can lead to temporary swelling and tenderness following surgery.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Common : It is common to experience pain in the testicle on the side the operation was performed. Usually pain is due to manipulation and dissection of the spermatic cord. This pain should gradually improve. There are a number of complications that can occur and you should see your surgeon for a follow up examination. Knowing more about what type of operation and how long ago would be helpful.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Should you have any testicle shrinkage after hernia surgery?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Rarely: Rarely testicular atrophy (shrinkage ) is possible after complex inguinal hernia repair, if blood supply is cut off by constricting the cord that carries blood supply, especially older patients. It is a known complication of hernia repair.

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