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A 46-year-old female asked:

Husband had inguinal hernia surgery little over 3 mths ago. testicle not scrotum on side of surgery still very swollen. i am aware testicles are not the same size but this is much larger than prior to surgery. should swelling be gone? what could this be?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Hydrocoele?: Need to return to your husband's surgeon. It could be a hydrocoele
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