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A 55-year-old male asked:

5 days after inguinal hernia surgery. right testicle very sore to touch. pain and swelling near where mesh is fixated. stinging pain in area of wound?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Black and blue?: Sometimes when people have surgery the blood will descend to the lower level and cause pain. This would be from the time of surgery. If this pain is severe then you need to see the doc to make sure everything is ok with the surgery. Check with surgeon as soon as possible. The stinging is not unusual.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
Cord strangulation: at the internal inguinal ring, Call your surgeon. bedrest, elevate your legs and apply ice to scrotum
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Is it possible for a right sided inguinal hernia to cause the right testicle to swell? This is before surgery and I am asking specifically about the testicle not necessarily the scrotum. Thank you?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
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The testicle itself does not swell in an inguinal hernia. But if the hernia reaches the area it might appear to be swollen.
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Last updated Dec 14, 2017

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