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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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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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Inguinal Hernia surgery a week ago, today I noticed my scrotum is enlarged with looks like fluid. Is this common or did my surgery cause hydrocele?

It can happen: It is possible that the inguinal ring may have been made too tight. Another possibility would be bleeding. It should resolve. If it does not, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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My husband had inguinal hernia surgery 3 days ago. Scrotal swelling is huge & has increased each day. Is daily increase normal? Used Ice & elevated.

Here are some...: Go to be checked by the surgeon is the most reasonable thing to do although most of times nothing could be or need to be done since such occurrence after inguinal hernia repair is usually self-limiting, but taking much longer time to resolve. Clinically, it may result from bleeding at the surgical site. Again, go to be checked. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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I underwent laproscopic repair for scrotal inguinal hernia in march 2013. Recently I started gymming with light weights, and I notice a bulge. Help?

I underwent laproscopic repair for scrotal inguinal hernia in march 2013. Recently I started gymming with light weights, and I notice a bulge. Help?

Surgery: You need to discuss your activity level with your surgeon in regard to a bulge that could represent a recurrence of your hernia. ...Read more

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10d since my open inguinal hernia repair. A painless, hard lump, like a thick cord has appeared in my scrotum (side of incision). What could it be?

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Here are some. ..: At times, some hardening along spermatic cord resulting from some local blood infiltration after hernia repair may occur and takes time to resolve slowly. If not resolved in 2-3 months, seek pro-evaluation for confirmation and counseling. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I had surgery for a left inguinal hernia and hydrocele (marsupialized). The left testicle is now positioned at the top of the scrotum. Will it drop into the normal position later?

Two weeks ago I had surgery for a left inguinal hernia and hydrocele (marsupialized). The left testicle is now positioned at the top of the scrotum. Will it drop into the normal position later?

Maybe: You may just be experiencing swelling that has caused the retraction on the testicle. It should drop back into place. If it hasn't recovered by around 6 weeks post-op, see your surgeon. Btw, you should call him with your concerns. ...Read more

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After inguinal hernia surgery could there be scar tissue in scrotum?

After inguinal hernia surgery could there be scar tissue in scrotum?

Maybe: If the hernia was large & extended into the scrotum before the surgery, then scar can form temporarily. Or there can be temporary scrotal swelling after hernia surgery that could feel like scar tissue. See your surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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I had an US 5 days ago on scrotum/testicles.8/28/14 I had right side inguinal hernia repair and have a 3-4 CM mass on US findings?

Here are some. ..: Without additional info, I would not jump to draw conclusion to concern what was visualized on US imaging at the time of one month after right inguinal herniorrhaphy. At least, give additional 1-2 months for watching and following the expected further postsurgical wound resolution before prematurely assuming something as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. ...Read more

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I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) three years back. Sometimes I feel pain at surgical side and in scrotum. What could be the reason?

I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) three years back. Sometimes I feel pain at surgical side and in scrotum. What could be the reason?

Hernia Pain: Sometimes hernias can come back. It's possible that you may have a recurrence of your hernia. It can also be other things, but the best thing to do would be to make an appointment to be evaluated by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Six weeks after inguinal hernia repair return to work with a job of constant lifting should I expect some swelling in the scrotum area? How to preven

Six weeks after inguinal hernia repair return to work with a job of constant lifting should I expect some swelling in the scrotum area? How to preven

Scrotal support: Thanks for your question. I think the most likely cause of scrotal swelling is due to the surgery and should slowly subside. A scrotal support might help the process of healing. If the swelling should increase, become painful, or red call your surgeon and describe what is happening. I predict it will improve and return to normal. Remember to lift as little as posssible. ...Read more

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After a left inguinal hernia repair, why are my left testical and scrotum now bruised?

After a left inguinal hernia repair, why are my left testical and scrotum now bruised?

Common: Early after inguinal hernia it is not uncommon to have some temporary scrotal swelling and bruise color. It usually resolves in a few days. If there is a lot of pain and increasing swelling, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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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)

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)

Nerve entrapment: It could if nerves were entrapped in the repair. This may also be effected by the use of permanent versus absorbable sutures. Hypersensitivity is not unusual for 2-3 weeks, subsiding thereafter. If yours has persisted longer than that, notify your surgeon. ...Read more

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Pulled heavy weight resulting in slight right side bulge in scrotum. Ultrasound shows no signs of hernia. Had inguinal hernia repair 30 years ago. Feel slight pain below incision scar after exercise. The bulge reduces at times but mostly stays. Do I need

Pulled heavy weight resulting in slight right side bulge in scrotum. Ultrasound shows no signs of hernia. Had inguinal hernia repair 30 years ago. Feel slight pain below incision scar after exercise. The bulge reduces at times but mostly stays. Do I need

Hernia: It sure still sounds like a hernia. The quality of ultrasound varies tremendously based on the equipment and also the technician, I would not hesitate to get a second opinion. Having a hernia is very often a clinical diagnosis, if there is any question a ct scan can be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more