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Does it ever happen that a minor inguinal hernia, mainly exhibiting as occasional testicle pain, be healed by non-surgical methods?

Does it ever happen that a minor inguinal hernia, mainly exhibiting as occasional testicle pain, be healed by non-surgical methods?

If the hernia: Is definitely present, no. If it is a question of a hernia with muscle strain, resting the area and nsaid's will help. An ultrasound exam will tell you whether or not there is definite hernia. Hernia is a mechanical defect and the solution is surgical repair. ...Read more

Testicular Pain (Definition)

There are many reasons for testicular pain. Bottom line, if you have testicular pain...Pain in the testicle...You should go to the nearest er immediately to have special imaging to rule out a torsion. Testicular torsion is when the vessels to the testicle twist and the blood supply is lost. If not corrected immediately you could lose the testicle. You may experience belly ...Read more


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Three weeks after laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery I'm getting off and on testicle pain on both sides. Is this normal?

Three weeks after laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery I'm getting off and on testicle pain on both sides. Is this normal?

Uncommon: Some times when the scar tissue is settling may get pain, go back and see your surgeon for a follow up care, and will explain to you the reason for your pain. ...Read more

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My right testicle hurts a lot and it started like 2 hours ago? I'm 18 (no sex) I have an inguinal hernia on the left side? What could it be?

My right testicle hurts a lot and it started like 2 hours ago? I'm 18 (no sex) I have an inguinal hernia on the left side? What could it be?

Possibly urgent: Since testicular torsion is on the list of possibilities, and could cause you to lose your testis, please consider seeing a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery 3 mths ago. Left testicle is still enlarged. Is this normal? What could it be?

Inguinal hernia surgery 3 mths ago. Left testicle is still enlarged. Is this normal? What could it be?

Common: Hello Mam, Testicular swelling is common after inguinal hernia surgery.I assume you are asking for someone else. However, since this is still post-op, have him checked by the operating surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

Cremaster Muscle: The vas and blood vessels to the testicle are covered by a muscle layer that has to be divided when performing an open inguinal hernia repair, called the cremaster muscle. Depending how extensive the dissection, your testicle may not raise up any more. While I can understand your concern, this should have no major effect on your testicle function. Please discuss with your surgeon. ...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

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I did Inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago and my right testicle pains me and is a bit larger than the left. Also my hernia was also on the right side;?

I did Inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago and my right testicle pains me and is a bit larger than the left. Also my hernia was also on the right side;?

Probably normal: Swelling in the groin, the testicle, and scrotum after inguinal hernia repair is very common and should get better day by day. Try elevation and ice/heat. If the pain is persistent and/or severe or if the swelling doesn't get better there is a small chance of damage to the spermatic cord. You should see your surgeon and monitor closely. ...Read more

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My husband had left inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. Left testicle swollen, hard and is up very high near groin. Is this normal? When will it drop

My husband had left inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. Left testicle swollen, hard and is up very high near groin. Is this normal? When will it drop

Most likely: Your husband's testis is hopefully just inflamed from the mesh used. However to be safe you should have him see his doctor. ...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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Could my Inguinal Hernia be affecting my testicles? I feel random pains and sometimes they feel heavy or as if im sitting on them.

Could my Inguinal Hernia be affecting my testicles? I feel random pains and sometimes they feel heavy or as if im sitting on them.

Inguinal hernia: What side is your hernia and what side the pain? Yes the hernia could give you scrotal /testicular pain because in a hernia the bowel enters the scrotal sac so there is pressure as well a bowel pain from being compressed. Have you seen a urologist for your hernia usually they fix them ...Read more

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I had done right inguinal hernia lapro tapp repair done 6 weeks ago. Now I have started feeling severe pain in testicle and the cord?

Ilioinguinal pain: As was said already this type of pain is seen after surgery at times. See the surgeon and get a referral to a pain specialist for an ilioinguinal block. ...Read more

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I think I may have an inguinal hernia because of an undescended testicle?

It is likely. ..: That if you truly have an undescended testicle, you would have an inguinal hernia on the same side (~90% chance). The hernia would be repaired at the same time the testicle is brought down (orchiopexy). ...Read more

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I have pain in my right testicle and an inguinal hernia has been checked, but not found. What can the pain be? Its discomforting.

I have pain in my right testicle and an inguinal hernia has been checked, but not found. What can the pain be? Its discomforting.

Testicular pain: The pain may be primary to the testicle and not the spermatic cord. An ultrasound of the testicle may reveal the issue such as a small fluid collection. Also, a very small hernia can be easily missed on a manual exam ...Read more

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What to do if I may have an inguinal hernia because of an undescended testicle?

What to do if I may have an inguinal hernia because of an undescended testicle?

Physical exam: First, see you primary care for a physical exam. Undescended testes don't cause hernias, but generally need to be removed, especially if it is still undescended at age 46. May need referral to a general surgeon and/or urologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia repair nearly 4 months ago. Over the last few days, the testicle on the same side has swelled again. Should I be worrie?

I had an inguinal hernia repair nearly 4 months ago. Over the last few days, the testicle on the same side has swelled again. Should I be worrie?

Here are...: What described seemed suggestive of recurrent symptom-free unilateral hemiscrotal swelling - the same side operated upon for inguinal hernia 4 months ago. If so, record the onset, degree, duration, ; interval of swelling with its detailed sequence of event, ; bring those to doc for analysis, more hx, physicals, and possible tests as needed so to deduce? Dx for proposing rx. Clinically, hydrocele? ...Read more

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What if one testicle now hangs lower after inguinal hernia surgery? Is this normal?

Sounds normal: One testicle almost always hangs lower than the other; this is normal in all men. (Most commonly the left is lower, but it can go either way.) I'm guessing it's always been that way for you and you're now just looking more closely. Hernia surgery is not likely to make much difference -- but even if it does, it's not a health concern. ...Read more

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Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard a pop in night. Right testicle swelled up a lot. Did I tear it?

Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard a pop in night. Right testicle swelled up a lot. Did I tear it?

Here are some...: It is unlikely to tear the repair within 7 days because postoperative pain would naturally self restrict possible undue strenuous physical activity. To figure out what might happen, one needs more info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + physical exam + imaging test (though rarely needed). How? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia repair 3 weeks ago and I still have pain in the testicle on the same side of the surgery. Is this normal?

Common: Still early and would still be healing only 3 weeks after hernia surgery. Will often have temporary skin numbness and hypersensitivity below the scar. Nerve discomfort can affect the testicle. As the healing continues the discomfort resolves. Follow up with your surgeon. ...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?

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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Pulled a heavy object, having slight heavy sensation in right groin and testicle bag. Had inguinal hernia operation 30 years ago. Ultrasound clear.

Pulled a heavy object, having slight heavy sensation in right groin and testicle bag. Had inguinal hernia operation 30 years ago. Ultrasound clear.

A hernia to be: You did some damage to the muscle and ligament in the area of the hernia repair most likely you did not have a screen 30 years ago when you hernia was repaired
you are having a hernia in the making that mean you are trying to break the old repair
normal ultrasound mean nothing for a hernia
most likely you will start noticing a bulge next
see a doctor ...Read more

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Why do my testicles move after inguinal hernia repair?

It is normal: Testicles normally move up and down, it is a normal reflex. The testicles may not move after hernia surgery, specially if a mesh was used to repair the hernia. ...Read more

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I've recently had inguinal hernia surgery with mesh and now my right testicle hurts. Who do I see?

I've recently had inguinal hernia surgery with mesh and now my right testicle hurts. Who do I see?

Your surgeon: You need to see the surgeon who performed the surgery which is typically a general surgeon. If your surgeon is unable to identify the problem, you will need to see a urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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70 days after inguinal hernia surgery I still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

70 days after inguinal hernia surgery I still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

Not Uncommon: Two months after hernia repair your body is still healing--the pain you are describing is understandable. However, this pain should lessen in time--if it is getting worse, it would be wise to return to see your surgeon. Occasionally, nerves are irritated by this operation that can be blocked if chronic pain develops. ...Read more

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70 days after inguinal hernia surgery I still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

70 days after inguinal hernia surgery I still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

Could be, but...: Some lingering ache/pain as described is at times expected in few, and usually nothing needs to be done but just watch and see as long as slowly but surely getting better week by week. Very occasionally, the post-herniorrhapy may be unbearable and requires nerve block with or without neurectomy, that is, severing off a selected nerve fiber. More? Go to http://sick-ask. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard pop in middle of night at sight. Way less pain and bulge in testicle. Is it back?

Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard pop in middle of night at sight. Way less pain and bulge in testicle. Is it back?

Contact Surgeon: You have an early recurrence. Too much tension on repair, What type of repair did you have??
If you want a virtual consult contact me @ healthtap. Com/dr-hermanhammerstead ...Read more

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Is it safe to return to work that requires constant lifting six weeks after inguinal hernia repair if you still have testicle swelling?

Is it safe to return to work that requires constant lifting six weeks after inguinal hernia repair if you still have testicle swelling?

Check: Please check with your surgeon. It will depend on how much weight you are talking about, how often is "constant", whether mesh was used or not, the degree of testicular swelling, your pain tolerance. Etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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After 5 months after lap inguinal hernia surgery, I still feel pain in cord structures just above the testicle. As if someone is squeezing it?

Normal: It is normal to have some discomfort after any type of hernia repair. The length of time is variable, and there is nothing to worry about if it is minor. If it is significantly limiting your activities, see your surgeon for an exam. Rarely, there can be long term severe pain requiring mesh removal. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Testicle Pain (Definition)

Testicular pain can be acute or chronic, and is perceived as pain emanating from the scrotum. Sudden, sharp pain is often referred to as an acute scrotum, and requires quick evaluation to rule out testicular torsion. Trauma and infections can present similarly. Chronic orchalgia is usually a dull ache, and is often difficult ...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