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A 36-year-old male asked:

Is it normal 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery that went deep into my scrotum to swell up so much that it looks like i still have the hernia?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Yes some times: it happens , the blood gavottes in to scrotum causing huge swelling , it will disappear in wk to months time , speak to your surgeon
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Last updated Aug 26, 2020

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