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Does ingiunal hernias reduce penis size?

Does ingiunal hernias reduce penis size?

No.: Inguinal hernias will not change the size of the penis. If the hernia bulge is large, is can obscure the base of the penis making it appear shorter than it is, especially if the hernia is intrascrotal. If the hernia is bothersome or enlarging, consult with a general surgeon. Depending on the risk of complications such as incarceration or strangulation, the doctor may recommend repair. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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I hv left ingiunal hernia hv noticed penis size reduction as hernia has emlarged?

I hv left ingiunal hernia hv noticed penis size reduction as hernia  has emlarged?

Not to worry: Weight gain gives a man the impression of a smaller penis. As fat accumulates on the lower abdomen, the apparent size of the penis changes. "a large prepubic fat pad makes the penile shaft look shorter, " as we age the penis tends to undergo an actual (& irreversible) reduction in size (in both length & thickness). A hernia that is large can push on the prepubic fat pad and make penis look smaller. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old before 8 month i operation the ignual hernia it is 3-4 years then i operate this it is effect on my penis size?

I am 22 years old before 8 month i operation  the ignual hernia it is 3-4 years then i operate this  it is effect on my penis size?

No: Operations for inguinal hernia repair have no effect on penis size unless there is a tragic complication. There is no reliable way to change your penis size for better or worse. The most common cause of perceived change in penis size is weight gain or loss. For each 10lb fat gain your penis can appear to be 1/2 inch shorter. For each 10lb loss you can gain an apparent 1/2 inch. ...Read more

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Does hernia cause penis to be small?

Does hernia cause penis to be small?

Maybe: If the hernia is in the scrotum than it can give the appearance of micropenis due to the larger size of the scrotum. By itself, the hernia will not make the penis smaller. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have discoloration of penis after hernia sergury?

Is it okay to have discoloration of penis after hernia sergury?

Yes: Temporary bruise color around the penis & scrotum region can commonly occur after hernia surgery & resolves over some days. ...Read more

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I noticed 3 lumps near my sons penis. 2 days ago. They look like hernias. ?

I noticed 3 lumps near my sons penis. 2 days ago. They look like hernias. ?

Lumps: not enough information to help please have your child checked out by his pediatrician ...Read more

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Hv left sided ingiunal hernia hv noticed significent penis reduction as hernia enlarged?

It's Reversible: I agree with dr. Kimm's excellent answer. If your hernia is large enough to extend into your scrotal sac and obscure your penis, it's time to get that hernia repaired. Having repaired a number of hernias like what you have described, rest assured that everything will eventually look normal again after your surgery. ...Read more

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What causes you penis to bruise after a hernia operation?

What causes you penis to bruise after a hernia operation?

Some of the: Blood tracks down by gravity from the groin incision to the skin overlying the penis. Just like you can get discoloration under the eyes, when the injury is on your forehead. It will resolve with time. Ask your surgeon for specific details on how long to expect this to persist. ...Read more