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Dr. Red Alinsod
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Swollen Labia (Definition)

Labia are part of external female genital anatomy (vulva) & consist of labia majora (hair bearing, fulller, outer) serving from the embryonic genital swellings/folds whereas labia minora from from urethral folds. Swelling of either may be due to congenital deformities or acquired tumors of the tissues (skin, fat, vessels) or a hernia, or allergic reaction or trauma or infection ...Read more


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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the scrotum to remain stiff/ irritated/swollen after natural draining of fluid post inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Is it normal for the scrotum to remain stiff/ irritated/swollen after natural draining of fluid post inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Here are some ...: Inguinal herniorrhaphy & fluid drainage naturally induce substantial tissue injury which heals through a process of body reaction with intense inflammation resulting in tissue induration & swelling, which may take a widely variable duration - weeks to months - to resolve. Generally speaking, it's okay as along as the affected area is slowly but surely getting less tender, painful and indurated... ...Read more

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Is it normal 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery that went deep into my scrotum to swell up so much that it looks like I still have the hernia?

Is it normal 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery that went deep into my scrotum to swell up so much that it looks like I still have the hernia?

Yes some times: it happens , the blood gavottes in to scrotum causing huge swelling , it will disappear in wk to months time , speak to your surgeon ...Read more

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Can a groin pull which leads to pain in the scrotum and a testicular trauma which lead to a groin pull cause inguinal hernia?

Can a groin pull which leads to pain in the scrotum and a testicular trauma which lead to a groin pull cause inguinal hernia?

Inguinal Hernias: Yes. Of course. Any strain on the muscles in the inguinal canal can lead to hernia. The hernia is what usually causes the intra-scrotal symptoms if I am reading your question correctly. ...Read more

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Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?

Does someone who has pulled a groin muscle which leads to pain in scrotum go on to develop an inguinal hernia in later life?

Not necessarily: A muscle strain injury will heal and likely have no long term consequences. Hernias are more of an abdominal wall or groin weakness that one may be born with and becomes weaker and larger over time. ...Read more

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Can trace of blood appears in urine because of inguinal hernia? Sometimes while sitting have a dull pain around left scrotum.

Can trace of blood appears in urine because of inguinal hernia? Sometimes while sitting have a dull pain around left scrotum.

Not related: Trace of blood should be evaluated to rule out kidney, bladder or urethral problem. Dull pain in left scrotum can occur with varicocele (feels like bag "bag of worms" in left scrotum when standing erect). Your pain could be related to urethritis, which might also be responsible for blood trace. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a scrotal hernia and an inguinal hernia?

Is there a difference between a scrotal hernia and an inguinal hernia?

Hernia: Scrotal hernia and inguinal hernias are usually the same. The point of origin is the inguinal region, the hernia then can extend, enlarge and follow the pathway of the spermatic cord towards the scrotum. Then it is a scrotal hernia and prone to more complications. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia repair today, and i feel some sort of tissue or soft lump in my scrotum. Is this normal?

Most likely normal: Usually, most patients know something is seriously wrong. This doesn't sound out of the ordinary, but i would call your surgeon for details regarding your case. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Ramshaw
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Femoral Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more


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