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Pain at base of penis? Causes besides inguinal hernia? Also no infection down there.

Pain at base of penis? Causes besides inguinal hernia? Also no infection down there.

Requires examination: The penis attaches to the pubic symphis by a suspensory ligament which you may have injured or strained, assuming no fracture to the base during sexual relations. I suggest a urology evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain at base of penis? What could cause this besides inguinal hernia? Also no infection down there.

Pain at base of penis? What could cause this besides inguinal hernia? Also no infection down there.

Levator muscle: There is a muscular layer around the anus that has some continuity with the base of the oenis that could have something to do with pain, although the way you came to have this pain probably will give better info about what muscles or erectile tissue you have overused, damaged, or there is some functional issues at hand. See a urologist for more answers ...Read more

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How common are inguinal hernias in younger men? Also, would the location typically cause pain at the VERY base of penis (crevice area right near penis)

How common are inguinal hernias in younger men? Also, would the location typically cause pain at the VERY base of penis (crevice area right near penis)

Lifetime risk is 25%: Inguinal hernias are more common in men than women, due to the descent of the testicles from inside the abdomen to the scrotum. A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone is a typical physical finding, while burning or aching sensation at the bulge, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting is a common symptom. See your physician for confirmation by examination ...Read more

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Does inguinal hernia in men usually appear in younger guys (21) and would it appear as pain at very base of penis?

Does inguinal hernia in men usually appear in younger guys (21) and would it appear as pain at very base of penis?

Ing. Hernias common: Indirect inguinal hernia repair is one of most common operations for pediatric surgeons & due to non closure of slip of peritoneum attached to & facilitating testicular descent. Are thus congenital and quite common into the 20s. Hernias in older men are due to weakness of abdominal wall musculature & are direct inguinal hernias. Indirect inguinal hernia could cause pain at penile base. ...Read more

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I had open mesh inguinal hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. When erect, penis is anchored by cord from repair to base of penis and around, very restrictive, ?

I had open mesh inguinal hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. When erect, penis is anchored by cord from repair to base of penis and around, very restrictive, ?

Peyronie's disease?: Inguinal hernia repair does not involve the erectile elements of the penis. I have heard of people developing erectile problems after inguinal her is repair, but two events that happen close in time ate not necessarily related by cause and effect. I would consider seeing a urologist if it is persistent or progressive. Of course, talk to your surgeon first. ...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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3+ mnths since lap. Inguinal hernia repair, base of the penis still sore on the right side, sperm cord achy, erection twisted. Was normal b4. Related?

3+ mnths since lap. Inguinal hernia repair, base of the penis still sore on the right side, sperm cord achy, erection twisted. Was normal b4. Related?

Delicate area: The area of the penis and scrotum are very delicate areas. The surgery you had causes a lot of trauma down there with a lot of inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness). Your activity level after surgery to present may be contributing to your condition if excessive. If it is not starting to resolve, see the surgeon to be sure that you are not having an unusual problem. ...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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Can a hernia be at upper base of the penus and also not bulge?

Can a hernia be at upper base of the penus and also not bulge?

Unusual: Most hernias do bulge and can return which we call reduce.
Most are in the groins off to the side.
If prior surgery, hernias can bulge at surgical site.
Get checked. ...Read more

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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.?

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?

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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My fiance is 63 years old he has a hernia by his penis and I need to know the risk of the surgery?

My fiance is 63 years old he has a hernia by his penis and I need to know the risk of the surgery?

Low, but...: What you described suggests he may have inguinal hernia, which nowadays can be corrected with open or laparoscopic approach at low risk, but maybe varying to reflect his general health and professional proficiency. For individual specifics, ask the surgeon. More on life reality? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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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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Does bilateral hernia repair make penis more prominent?

Maybe: If one has large groin hernias on both sides, repair will reduce the bulges, and give the appearance of a more prominent penis. The actual size of course will not change. Hope this answers your question. ...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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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

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What do hernias look like on the pelvic bone about the penis?

What do hernias look like on the pelvic bone about the penis?

Bulging: A hernia like this is a bulging of material from the abdomen through the abdominal wall. So, it looks like a bulge in the groin that usually gets larger with straining. ...Read more

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Do I have a hernia my balls and penis are swollen how do I get the swelling down?

Dr. Should evaluate: Abdominal weak spots are at the rt & lft groin. With abdominal pressure or older age, one becomes more likely to get a hernia. A hernia bulge pointing down into the scrotum (men) or labia majora (women) is an "indirect hernia". A doctor needs to check for a twisted testicle (painful emergency!), infection, etc... A hernia may reverse if one relaxes his tummy, while pressing the hernia with a hand. ...Read more

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If I have a hernia in my groin, will that give me a rash, or discomfort on my penis at all?

Short answer: Is no. They are unrelated. A rash on the penis is something unrelated to the hernia but needs to be evaluated and treated to avoid worsening problems or transmission if it is an infection. ...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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My penis is shorter after hernia surgery using a mesh. Will this problem correct itself. Can someone please give me a real answer back.?

My penis is shorter after hernia surgery using a mesh. Will this problem correct itself. Can someone please give me a real answer back.?

Possibly swelling: This may be due to postoperative swelling around the base of the penis and in the scrotum and should resolve with time. Have never seen this be a long term problem. As always, check with the surgeon who did the operation if it persists. ...Read more

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My husband is 35 years of age he has a lup under his skin next to his penis he says it hurts sometimes can this be a hernia an infection in his body?

My husband is 35 years of age he has a lup under his skin next to his penis he says it hurts sometimes can this be a hernia an infection in his body?

Probably neither: If the mass is in the skin, it is most likely a skin cyst, a larger mass could be a hernia. Needs to have evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My son was born with a hernia and his penis size looks much smaller than his other two brothers also he is small in height, is the hernia the reason?

No: hernia, don't know where, isn't the cause for his small built, hence smaller penis size compared to his siblings​, kindly take him to the pediatrician for evaluation and proper management, best wishes ...Read more

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I have just had varicucele repair surgery and hernia inguinal surgery, I notice my penis is shrinking in & testicules enlarged severely. Why?

I have just had varicucele repair surgery and hernia inguinal surgery, I notice my penis is shrinking in & testicules enlarged severely. Why?

Here are some. ..: After both procedures, you expect to experience some degree of scrotal swelling of various severity and duration. Most times, the condition after both surgeries evolves and resolves well in 2-3 weeks, but at times, such postoperative swelling may last and linger for months. So, see your surgeon if the expected pain and swelling have not progressively resolved in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is my penis suppose to bruise after a double hernia repair?

Is my penis suppose to bruise after a double hernia repair?

Very Common...: ...And very scary, if you're not expecting it! Not to worry--it'll be back to normal in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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7 months after ingernal hernia surgery the area is still numb and even the left side of my penis is numb. What's causing this numbness?

7 months after ingernal hernia surgery the area is still numb and even the left side of my penis is numb. What's causing this numbness?

Nerve Impairment: There are nerves that can be damaged during repair hernias. Sometimes, this is done purposefully. That is odd to say, but some surgeons divide a nerve on purpose to avoid a worse complication. That is... Chronic pain! . If a nerve is injured during the operation, you can be left with debilitating pain for life. Numbness can be temporary and will can return to normal in 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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Have a small white ovular spot near the glans of the penis. It is ever so slightly raised. I also have epididymitis- (hernia related? What could spot be

Have a small white ovular spot near the glans of the penis. It is ever so slightly raised. I also have epididymitis- (hernia related? What could spot be

Dunno but. ..: The epidydimitis is an infectious problem; the hernia is a mechanical problem. Physically close to each other but not causally related to each other. As to the white spot on the shaft of the penis, it is unclear to me what it is. You should have a one-to-one personal consult with a human physician. ...Read more

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The tip of my penis suddenly looks like a "lips". Never have sex, uncircumised, no pain. How come? Is it related to hernia? I'm an athlete.

The tip of my penis suddenly looks like a "lips". Never have sex, uncircumised, no pain. How come? Is it related to hernia? I'm an athlete.

LIPS: If you mean the urethral meatus or the opening for the urine it can inflame from topical irritation, allergies to soaps, lotions or detergents. Not likely related to a hernia. ...Read more

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I'm nervous to show my penis to the doctor in regards to groin hernia?

No worry: You should not worry too much about that a doctor has seen it all
but if you are very sensitive about it a doctor can accommodate you the best way they know how our job to make the patient at ease and comfortable. ...Read more