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Why are my testicles swelling after my hernia surgery?

Why are my testicles swelling after my hernia surgery?

Post Hernia repair: When you have hernia repair there is trauma to the tissues and surrounding tissue. This trauma leads to swelling and even possibly some edema and pain. Post operative swelling and pain should subside quickly. This sounds normal so far. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for scrotum penis swelling to subside after hernia surgery?

How long does it take for scrotum penis swelling to subside after hernia surgery?

Varies: But generally swelling & mild bruising can take a few days to a week or more to redolve. Can depend on medications you may be taking, size of hernia, type of surgical repair, etc. Contact your surgeon to answer your questions or concerns. ...Read more

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Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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I have a high C-reactive protein level (25) after a laprascopic hernia surgery I still have swelling could this be the cause for the high level?

I have a high C-reactive protein level (25) after a laprascopic hernia surgery I still have swelling could this be the cause for the high level?

Likely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Tissue damage and inflammation from any cause can raise CRP. You may wish to repeat it after you have healed properly, preferably after about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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My testicles have become slightly smaller after my hernia surgery, what could be the reason, never had swelling after surgery, no pain either no mesh?

Likely had hydrocele: Small hydroceles surrounding testes could have made you feel testes were larger than they were before. Ur now feeling true size of testes. Unlikely 2B testicular atrophy as they have only become slightly smaller ; presumably are both similar is size. So u can stop worrying. ...Read more

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I had a umbilical hernia surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago. And my stomach is bigger than before my surgery. Is it normal to have swelling?

I had a umbilical hernia surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago. And my stomach is bigger than before my surgery. Is it normal to have swelling?

Yes: Anytime you have a surgery there is an inflammatory reaction and some swelling as the body heals itself. However, if the swelling seems excessive to you or if you have fever or pain, then see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would make my left foot and ankle swell after hernia surgery? Had it done on 12-18-15 and I noticed that my foot started swelling on 12-21-15

What would make my left foot and ankle swell after hernia surgery? Had it done on 12-18-15 and I noticed that my foot started swelling on 12-21-15

Not due to surgery: Swelling of foot and ankle is not a complication of Hernia Surgery.I suggest you have your Doctor check it.
It may be due to edema caused by the Iv Fluids if given during the surgery. If it is painful then it may be some kind of trauma. But the surgery will not cause the swelling ...Read more

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I had open inguinal hernia surgery a few days ago, I noticed a lot of swelling at and around the incision, is this normal, what causes this, how long should it last and what could I do to reduce it.

Probably normal: If the repair was done with an open technique, there is usually swelling and a firmness felt under the length of the incision. Ice and antiinflammatory medication can help. If it is really large, call your surgeon to check it out - could be bleeding under the skin we call a hematoma. Hope you recover quickly! ...Read more

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Why would the testicle be hard and swollen a month after inguinal hernia surgery? Swelling has remained the same about 2 weeks. Little change!

Why would the testicle be hard and swollen a month after inguinal hernia surgery? Swelling has remained the same about 2 weeks. Little change!

Swelling: Swelling around the spermatic cord may cause a Hydrocele or other inflammatory fluid to build up in the scrotum. See your doctor and get a scrotal ultrasound ...Read more

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My husband had inguinal hernia surgery 3 days ago. Scrotal swelling is huge & has increased each day. Is daily increase normal? Used Ice & elevated.

My husband had inguinal hernia surgery 3 days ago. Scrotal swelling is huge & has increased each day. Is daily increase normal? Used Ice & elevated.

Here are some...: Go to be checked by the surgeon is the most reasonable thing to do although most of times nothing could be or need to be done since such occurrence after inguinal hernia repair is usually self-limiting, but taking much longer time to resolve. Clinically, it may result from bleeding at the surgical site. Again, go to be checked. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery 5.5 weeks ago, some swelling at incision very small amount of blood today, should I be alarmed? No pain, no fever

Inguinal hernia surgery 5.5 weeks ago, some swelling at incision very small amount of blood today, should I be alarmed? No pain, no fever

Probably normal: If you are not having fever, pus drainage, spreading redness, or increased pain then these symptoms are probably normal postop occurrences. See your surgeon to make sure. ...Read more

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Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???

Left inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago. Testicle still really swollen and cord swollen. Lipoma removed from cord. Is swelling of testicle normal???

Not uncommon: After an inguinal hernia repair, swelling is very common. Without an exam, it is hard to say if your swelling is totally normal. Please seek advice from your surgeon to know if your swelling is normal or not. ...Read more

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Ihad umbilical hernia surgery last year. A few months ago swelling has appeared above navel. Doc said it was lack of muscle tone. Still concefned?

Ihad umbilical hernia surgery last year. A few months ago swelling has appeared above navel. Doc said it was lack of muscle tone. Still concefned?

Need Hernia Check: It sounds like your doctor is describing diastasis rectii, a common condition where the normally-fused rectus ("6-pack") muscles separate; this may look like a hernia but is cosmetic only. Alternatively, you may have developed a recurrent hernia. I suggest you return to see your hernia surgeon or seek out a second opinion--this is easily resolved by a careful hernia exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Its been 18 days after my hernia surgery with mesh in left side abdomen, I feel very numbness under my incision but without any redness or swelling is it ok?

Its been 18 days after my hernia surgery with mesh in left side abdomen, I feel very numbness under my incision but without any redness or swelling is it ok?

Normal: Numbness around the incision site is normal. Superficial sensory nerves were cut during the procedure and they grow back very slowly. Eventually the numbness will go away or decrease to a very small area. ...Read more

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I am 79 and had open hernia repair surgery one week ago. Should I quit using ice every day for swelling around incisions and discomfort in scotum?

No: After a week you should be concerned and call the surgeon if there is redness with increasing swelling &/or fever and pain. You will still have some discomfort. Use the pain pills as prescribed. Speedy recovery. ...Read more

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When will the swelling go down after umbilical hernia repair surgery?

When will the swelling go down after umbilical hernia repair surgery?

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 more

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How long does swelling last after umbilical hernia repair? I am 46 years old, at a healthy weight, and exercised for 60+ minutes before the surgery.

~4 days: It depends on how big the hernia was, how much dissection the surgeon had to do, and if it was done open (single larger incision) or laparoscopically (tiny incisions and a video camera).

Usually, most of the swelling should be fading by about 4 days after surgery. ...Read more

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I had a open hernia repair surgery 6 days ago, today I noticed that my Penni's is now swelling, I know that the scrotum can be, it's that normal?

Probably normal: After Inguinal her is repair, it is common for there to be some swelling and bruising that extends in to the scrotum and penis. It shouldn't be painful, and will mostly be resolved in about two weeks. Don't forget, you can always call your surgeon and have it checked out if you think something is wrong. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hard lump near the top of testicle after full recovery from hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What could it be? I do not think it is swelling

Scar/blood clot: Probably scar tissue related to the suture material, the normal healing process, and/or a blood clot. Probably not dangerous. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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It's been 7 days now after my open hernia surgery, and my right testicle is very swell like double it size, is this normal?

It's been 7 days now after my open hernia surgery, and my right testicle is very swell like double it size, is this normal?

No it is not normal: Some swelling at surgical site and some bruising in scrotum is to be expected. Testicular swelling might mean interruption of blood supply to it. Notify your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Is it normal 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery that went deep into my scrotum to swell up so much that it looks like I still have the hernia?

Is it normal 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery that went deep into my scrotum to swell up so much that it looks like I still have the hernia?

Yes some times: It happens, the blood gavottes in to scrotum causing huge swelling, it will disappear in wk to months time, speak to your surgeon ...Read more

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How can hernia surgery affect me?

How can hernia surgery affect me?

It can relieve pain: It can relieve pain and discomfort. It can prevent obstruction if you have a strangulation. There are different types of hernias. Sometimes in the groin sometimes in the abdomen Sometimes within the abdomen. A lot depends on the type of hernia that you have. If your doctor recommends surgery, it can help make you feel better but it can limit your activities for up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Risks of having baby after hernia surgery?

Hernia recurrence: First and foremost, a prior hernia repair is unlikely to interfere with your pregnancy or delivery. However, the location of the hernia and the method of repair may have some impact if mesh was used and a c-section is necessary. Be sure and review this information with your obstetrician early in your pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

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


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more