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A 27-year-old male asked:

Whenever i ejaculate i feel discomfort in perineum and also at surgical side of hernia (surgery was done in 2008). are these two problems connected?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Possibly related: The spermatic cord travels through the inguinal canal, where inguinal hernias occur. When a male ejaculates, the spermatic cord shortens. If there is scar tissue as a result of hernia surgery, then the scar tissue will pull on the spermatic cord and can cause some discomfort. This is not a serious problem. It may improve over time, stay the same or worsen. See your surgeon for advice.
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