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A 45-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old male:

Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. lipoma removed from cord. is swelling of testicle normal???

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Dr. Mitchell Kahn
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Some swelling normal: There is always some swelling but if it is really swollen then you should see your surgeon soon an make sure that there is no serious problem.
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Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle commented
General Surgery 33 years experience
Ice and non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds (ibuprofen, naproxy, etc.) may help.
Jul 15, 2014
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 years experience
Not uncommon: After an inguinal hernia repair, swelling is very common. Without an exam, it is hard to say if your swelling is totally normal. Please seek advice from your surgeon to know if your swelling is normal or not.
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