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After hernia laproscopy opetation I have sever pain and swollen testicles. What should I do?

After hernia laproscopy opetation I have sever pain and swollen testicles. What should I do?

Hernia: You should contact the surgeon who did the surgery to re-examine you and suggest what to do next. If the surgeon is unavailable, go to the nearest er. ...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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My left testicle is swollen with a dull ache now and then . Can feel no lumps. My dad has had a hernia before. Could this b the start of a hernia?

My left testicle is swollen with a dull ache now and then . Can feel no lumps. My dad has had a hernia before. Could this b the start of a hernia?

Swollen testicle: If your testicle is swollen because of a hernia, it would not be the start of a hernia. Before a hernia reaches the testicle, it would have to travel through the groin canal to get there. Usually, men are aware of that well before it reaches down to the testicle. I believe, you will need to see doc to have him look at your testicle. ...Read more

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My dad just had inguenial bilateral hernia repair three days ago. He is complaining with swollen testicles. Is this normal? Icing it best we can.Help!

My dad just had inguenial bilateral hernia repair three days ago. He is complaining with swollen testicles. Is this normal? Icing it best we can.Help!

Very normal: It is very normal. He needs to use a ice pack on his testicles and use a athletic support to keep it up. You can always check with his surgeon. ...Read more

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After lifting or a lot of walking I am getting swollen testicles 11 months after hernia surgery?

After  lifting  or  a lot of walking I am getting swollen testicles 11 months after hernia surgery?

Ger checked : You require an examination by your surgeon to ensure that your hernias have not returned.Recurrence rates are about 1-5% ...Read more

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I had surgery for an inguinal hernia three weeks ago and my left testicle has swollen badly over the two days is it serious?

I had surgery for an inguinal hernia three weeks ago and my left testicle has swollen badly over the two days is it serious?

Possibly: It is not uncommon for some swelling to get into the scrotum after inguinal hernia surgery. It is unusual, though, for there to be a change 3 weeks after the operation. You should be checked by your surgeon if this has not resolved. ...Read more

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I had a inguinal hernia repair with mesh exactly 3 weeks ago, is it normal for swollen testicle on the same side of repair? 3 weeks?

Not really.: Usually the testicle and scrotum are not swollen following a hernia repair, but it can happen . You need to know the difference between a swollen testicle and the swollen scrotum. The best way for you to do that is to see your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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6 weeks after inguinal hernia repair left testicle still swollen. Dr says up to three months. Is this normal? Dr not concerned. I am concerned.

6 weeks after inguinal hernia repair left testicle still swollen. Dr says up to three months. Is this  normal? Dr not concerned. I am concerned.

Go with him to c doc: If you are the support person and you are concerned about how your loved on is doing after surgery, then go with him to the next appointment to you can ask and hear what the surgery team has to say. Be well. If fever, vomiting, redness, drainage develop then call in. ...Read more

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10 days post opp on double left inguinal hernia, my left testicle is three times its normal size and the tubes swollen and painful is this normal ?

10 days post opp on double left inguinal hernia, my left testicle is three times its normal size and the tubes swollen and painful is this normal ?

Sometimes: Swelling after hernia surgery commonly affects the cord structures to the testicle ; the testicle itself. Bruising can be seen too. I cannot tell if the swelling that you describe is normal for you without an exam. Call your surgeon ; discuss with them as to what you should do. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more