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Penis and scrotum purple and bruised 3 days after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery. is this normal?

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Dr. John Rimmer
General Surgery 40 years experience
No: It's not normal but it happens. It is due to bruising or bleeding at the surgical site being affected by gravity and moving through the tissues into those affected areas. Wear some supportive underwear and it will resolve.
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
A Verified Doctoranswered
59 years experience
Normal!: Indeed you most probably had a bleed during or after surgery and the blood found its way by gravity to your penis and scrotum. If no swelling is present give time for complete remission. If swelling present go back to see the surgeon!
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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: This is common, and unless there is associated swelling or pain, it should resolve by about two weeks or so. Will turn from purple to yellow, then normal. Call your surgeon if you're still concerned however.
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Dr. James Lin
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Last updated Sep 3, 2022

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