A member asked:

Inguinal hernia surgery16 days ago-have some scrotal swelling. to my surprise this afternoon the base of my penis shaft is swollen. is this normal?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Addagada Rao answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Some times , yes: Don't worry , small amount of blood that collected after surgery gravitates in loose tissue plains move towards scrotum and base of penis will get absorbed in couple of wks .Speak to your surgeon.

Answered 5/5/2016


Dr. Robert Donato answered

Specializes in Urology

Yes, to be expected: The area where your hernia was repaired (inguinal canal) is able to communicate with the tissues around the penis and the scrotum. However, new swelling at this time (> 2 weeks out) sounds like it needs to be seen and evaluated. Contact your surgeon to be checked out. Good luck.

Answered 8/3/2016



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