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Scrotal Swelling After Hernia Surgery
Post op pain: and burning are not uncommon; however, it is a good idea to call your surgeon and get rechecked. ...Read more
There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is...: During the surgery, the testicular cord (of which the testicle is at the end of in the scrotum) is manipulated extensively. This can result in that uncomfortable feeling/pain of getting struck in the testicle. I recommend wearing an athletic supporter for a few weeks - it will help with that and provide some security while you heal and get over it. Be well! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: How long the scrotal swelling after inguinal hernia repair may last varies widely although it would usually resolve in 1-3 weeks. So, it's reasonable to be patient, wait and see as long as the degree of swelling and related discomfort is slowly but surely getting better day by day. But, if still in doubt, see the surgeon for clarifying what you may have in mind. Best wish ... ...Read more
Swelling post-op: Swelling occurs after any type surgery, including hernia surgery. This swelling gets maximal over the first day or so. It normally takes a few weeks for most of the swelling to disappear. It may take 6-8 weeks for the swelling to completely dissipate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: After any surgery, a ridge develops where the incision is. This is called the proud or healing ridge and slowly disappears over a four month period. In a some patients it is quite pronounced and causes concern. If you have any question about your wound, you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more
6 weeks after laparoscopic, bilateral inguinal hernia repair with mesh, should I still have significant swelling of the groin?
Fluid: It is probably a benign fluid collection or a hematoma (blood collection). You should make your urologist aware of the swelling and see if he/she wants you to come in for an evaluation. ...Read more
Sharp Pain before ejaculation, 6 months after inguinal hernia repair. No recurrence or new hernia. ?
It can be: Please get a physical exam with your surgeon and discuss your symptoms, other causes include urethritis - inflammation of the urethra - symptoms include loss of appetite, impotence, urinary incontinence, pain with urination and painful ejaculation, also Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland - symptoms can include foul or strong urine odor, and painful ejaculation ...Read more
Why would the end of a hernia wound incision open(5mm) 1 year after an inguinal abdominal hernia operation?
Edges rolled: The skin did not heal.and infection can do it too. See your surgeon. ...Read more
Penis and scrotum purple and bruised 3 days after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery. Is this normal?
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more
The scrotum is the anatomical name of the sac which contains the testes (and associated structures). Scrotal swelling generically refers to enlargement of the scrotum, but does not indicate if the testicles within are swollen. Veinous proliferation (a varicocele) could be the cause of such swelling too, and a visit to your md is advised to ...Read more
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