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Scrotal Hematoma (Overview)

A scrotal hematoma is a collection of blood, either from surgery or non-surgical causes, like trauma or ruptured blood vessel, in the scrotum. Most hematomas benefit from drainage, rather than anticipating reabsorption like a bruise does. A bruise is blood within tissues like water in a sponge, but a scrotal hemotoma is a larger volume of blood within the actual space inside the scrotal sac.


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What are the most common symptoms of scrotal hematoma?

What are the most common symptoms of scrotal hematoma?

Scrotal hematoma: Scrotal pain, swelling and discoloration of the skin in the area of swelling. ...Read more

Scrotal Hematoma (Overview)

A scrotal hematoma is a collection of blood, either from surgery or non-surgical causes, like trauma or ruptured blood vessel, in the scrotum. Most hematomas benefit from drainage, rather than anticipating reabsorption like a bruise does. A bruise is blood within tissues like water in a sponge, but a scrotal hemotoma is a larger volume of blood within the actual space inside the scrotal sac.


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What is the best treatment for scrotal hematoma?

Nothing: Well, first of all treat the reason why there is bleeding in scrotum. Rest may be adequate for most cases, but in severe cases blood can be drained surgically to relieve pressure. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of scrotal hematoma?

Scrotal hematoma: Scrotal pain, swelling and discoloration of the skin in the area of swelling. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scrotal hematoma?

Blood in the scrotum: A scrotal hematoma is a collection of blood, either from surgery or non-surgical causes, like trauma or ruptured blood vessel, in the scrotum. Most hematomas benefit from drainage, rather than anticipating reabsorption like a bruise does. A bruise is blood within tissues like water in a sponge, but a scrotal hemotoma is a larger volume of blood within the actual space inside the scrotal sac. ...Read more

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Scrotal hematoma after vasectomy! What is that?

Rare: This is a rare complication <1%. Can be sudden and painful occuring in the first few days. You get +++swelling. Many urologists will suggest surgical drainage to speed up recovery, but waiting for your body to absorb the blood is an option too... Though you might get frustrated with this. Take it easy and use ice for the first few days after vasectomy to decrease the risk. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scrotal hematoma?

Nothing: Well, first of all treat the reason why there is bleeding in scrotum. Rest may be adequate for most cases, but in severe cases blood can be drained surgically to relieve pressure. ...Read more

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Have postop scrotal hematoma; will be in place for total 3 months by time surgeon can operate on it; Is longstanding blood hard to evacuate? Why wait?

Have postop scrotal hematoma; will be in place for total 3 months by time surgeon can operate on it; Is longstanding blood hard to evacuate? Why wait?

If it is truly: A post operative hematoma, you have a good chance that it will improve with time. Another consideration is ischemic testicle, which could be a bigger problem. Seek a second opinion if you are unsure about your surgeon's advice. ...Read more

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How long until I can play sports after a scrotal hematoma?

How long until I can play sports after a scrotal hematoma?

No set of rules...: First, wait until being comfortable in moving & running around. How long? There would be no set answer because post-traumatic tissue healing and resolution chiefly depends on the magnitude of injury & hematoma inside scrotum. For individual situation, ask the doctor who can directly see and palpate the scrotal hematoma for better personal decision and advice. ...Read more

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Scrotal hematoma? S/P vasectomy 11th day. How large is to large and when should I be worried. Right now it's about the size of a pecan there is no pa

Scrotal hematoma? S/P vasectomy 11th day. How large is to large and when should I be worried. Right now it's about the size of a pecan there is no pa

Keep it up: Best thing to do is to ask the doctor who did the Procedure. In the meantime, put a towel across your thighs so your scrotum is elevated. That will make the swelling go away faster. ...Read more

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I have a scrotal hematoma after vasectomy what's the best treatment doesn't hurt just uncomfortable was done on the 14 when can I take anti inflammato?

I have a scrotal hematoma after vasectomy what's the best treatment doesn't hurt just uncomfortable was done on the 14 when can I take anti inflammato?

Here are some...: The most reasonable course of care at this time after vasectomy is leaving it alone as long as getting better in pain and hardness week by week. Meanwhile applying scrotal support in standing and elevating scrotum in lying position so to ease discomfort and enhance subsiding swelling. More? Ask your doctor timely. ...Read more

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Is it normal for testicle pain 2 weeks after a vasectomy? Could that be associated with a scrotal hematoma?

Is it normal for testicle pain 2 weeks after a vasectomy? Could that be associated with a scrotal hematoma?

Possible: In general, It is possible to have to testicular pain two weeks after a vasectomy. If it does not seem to be getting better it would seem prudent to follow up with the physician who did the procedure. ...Read more

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3 mos post-hydrocelectomy. Testicle is lemon size, dense, painless. Large postop scrotal hematoma evac'd 2 wks ago. Why testicle so large still? Sad.

3 mos post-hydrocelectomy. Testicle is lemon size, dense, painless. Large postop scrotal hematoma evac'd 2 wks ago. Why testicle so large still? Sad.

Here are some. ..: At this stage of post-hydrocelectomy, the surest best care is time and patience as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day unless superimposed infection may occur. The healing process highly varies reflecting the degree and amount of local tissue injury by therapeutic intention, surgeon's skill, patient's age, nutrition, medical comorbidities, etc. So, be patient and ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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I had a vasectomy last Thursday and have developed a scrotal hematoma. I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. From procedure?

I had a vasectomy last Thursday and have developed a scrotal hematoma. I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. From procedure?

WHY?: Why are you on the internet? You need to be at the clinic or at the Dr NOW. Have you called the Dr who did the procedure? ...Read more

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Do scrotal hematomas go away quickly?

Do scrotal hematomas go away quickly?

Depends upon size: Most small hematomas go away within a week. Large hematoma may take up to a few weeks. ...Read more

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What causes multiple (tiny) hematomas to form on the scrotum? No visible swelling, no discomfort, occasionally break open and bleed.

Here are some...: What described most likely represents the common occurrence of harmless scrotal angiokeratoma (of Fordyce), which usually carries no clinical significance and requires no active Rx. But if bothered mentally or physically, skillful us of laser or cautery will help. If still in doubt, seek evaluation for confirmation and counseling since right Dx is hard to come by with a direct look. ...Read more

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I had left ing hernia surgery 3 months ago and hematoma about the size of a golf ball is still present in my scrotum. Does this require more surgery?

Generally No: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, post-op scrotal hematomas usually always resolve completely or become much smaller with time over a period of many months. Surgical excision is rarely needed unless the hematoma becomes infected or is associated with persistent, bothersome discomfort after an adequate period of observation which is uncommon. ...Read more

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I had varicocele surgery 9 days ago. I still have swelling on my scrotum but my urologist examined it yesterday and it's not hydrocele. How high/low my risk to get complications such as atrophy, hydrocele, and hematoma in terms of percentage?

I had varicocele surgery 9 days ago. I still have swelling on my scrotum but my urologist examined it yesterday and it's not hydrocele. How high/low my risk to get complications such as atrophy, hydrocele, and hematoma in terms of percentage?

Your Surgeon has Ans: Your surgeon has the answers to all your questions. Did you not ask him about these concerns/questions before surgery? .
I personally do not think you have any of the risks/complications if your surgery was done by a competent urologist. ...Read more

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48hrs ago, I got kicked in scrotum. I have pain n feel a clot on my right scrotal ligament near my body in size of a pea. No bruise, no swelling.

48hrs ago, I got kicked in scrotum. I have pain n feel a clot on my right scrotal ligament near my body in size of a pea. No bruise, no swelling.

Get a scrotal ultrasound: An easy, noninvasive test such as a scrotal ultrasound can tell you a lot. The lump could be there for other reasons. Get a scrotal ultrasound to make sure the testicles, epididymus and scrotum itself are ok. Could be testicular tear or other injury. ...Read more

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Noticed a small bruise and swelling last night on my scrotum. Today it is almost all black and tender. Should I wait for it to go away or see a doctor?

Noticed a small bruise and swelling last night on my scrotum. Today it is almost all black and tender. Should I wait for it to go away or see a doctor?

Here are some...: Without a direct look at it, but based on what described, this bruised swelling could represented infected sebaceous cyst forming an abscess on its verge of spontaneous bursting. If not running chill & fever, not feeling sick, and being healing, you may wait out & let nature take its course for now. If still in doubt, seek evaluation soon. Besides, such a cyst (if yes) may recur even after healing ...Read more

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I crashed my bike the other week, landed on my handle bars, hitting my pelvis. Now there's a lrg hematoma below my waist line. Wat should I do? Not ins

See a doctor: A hematoma is collection of blood in your tissue and can commonly occur after a traumatic event. Usually a hematoma resovles on its own. However if you are having continued abdominal pain and blood in your stool it is better to see a doctor right now as this can be indicative of internal bleeding. ...Read more

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I have found a small sized patch of blue skin on my pelvis. It does not hurt but is quite obvious. It looks like a bruise.

I have found a small sized patch of blue skin on my pelvis. It does not hurt but is quite obvious. It looks like a bruise.

How long?: If it is not hurting, changing in appearance, or expanding, ask your doctor to check it during your next visit. But if you are concerned, there is no harm is seeing a doctor now- better be sure than sorry. ...Read more

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