A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for scrotum penis swelling to subside after hernia surgery?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Varies: But generally swelling & mild bruising can take a few days to a week or more to redolve. Can depend on medications you may be taking, size of hernia, type of surgical repair, etc. Contact your surgeon to answer your questions or concerns.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
I had open surgery for left side scrotal hernia a week ago. For the past 4-5 days my scrotum and penis have been swollen. Any tips? Timeframe?
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Common problem: after your type of surgery , will take couple of wks to swelling to go down , if lot blood collects may take couple of months go for follow up visit ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Ok to wait and see as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day as Dr. Rao elaborated. Nonethelss, see surgeon timely but not over-jealously. Best luck...
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After my double hernia surgery, my penis seemed to go upinto the scrotum and me foreskin is just hanging there with no penis in it. What should I do?
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Could mesh from an inguinal hernia surgery cause chronic pain at the base of the penis/scrotum area? If so, what can be done? (other than painkillers)
Dr. Otto Placik
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A male asked:
Penis and scrotum purple and bruised 3 days after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery. Is this normal?
Dr. John Rimmer
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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
Urology 36 years experience
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 Sep 17, 2020

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