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A 29-year-old member asked:

Do i have a hernia my balls and penis are swollen how do i get the swelling down?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Swollen genitals: These signs of swelling are not typical of hernia. You should consult your physician asap to be examined to determine the cause. Do not delay because these signs can be from significant disease.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Dr. should evaluate: Abdominal weak spots are at the rt & lft groin. With abdominal pressure or older age, one becomes more likely to get a hernia. A hernia bulge pointing down into the scrotum (men) or labia majora (women) is an "indirect hernia". A doctor needs to check for a twisted testicle (painful emergency!), infection, etc... A hernia may reverse if one relaxes his tummy, while pressing the hernia with a hand.
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Dr. James Lin
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