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Should you have any testicle shrinkage after hernia surgery?

Should you have any testicle shrinkage after hernia surgery?

Rarely: Rarely testicular atrophy (shrinkage ) is possible after complex inguinal hernia repair, if blood supply is cut off by constricting the cord that carries blood supply, especially older patients. It is a known complication of hernia repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cryptorchidism (Definition)

The testis develops in the abdomen during fetal life and descends all the way to the scrotum on both sides. Given this long journey, it is not surprising that 3% don't make it at birth. When the testis on one side or the other is non palpable, it is said to be cryptorchid. There is a 5% chance that it did not develop normally or that is atrophied from a loss of blood supply ...Read more


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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

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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?

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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Why are my testicles sore after my hernia surgery?

Why are my testicles sore after my hernia surgery?

Swelling, etc.: Inguinal hernias are holes in the abdominal wall at the same place where the blood vessels and nerves to the testicle travel. Trauma to these structures in the course of hernia repair can lead to temporary swelling and tenderness following surgery. ...Read more

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Just had hernia surgery - 6 weeks ago. But lately, i've been feeling a little soreness in my right testicle.

Just had hernia surgery - 6 weeks ago. But lately, i've been feeling a little soreness in my right testicle.

Post op swelling: This may be part of normal post op recovery after hernia surgery, of course if its on the same side as the surgery. If your surgeon manipulated the cord and placed mesh some discomfort may be ok at 6 weeks. However if you have significant swelling, worsening pain or persistent bruising you should go to surgeon to be examined. ...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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My boyfriend had open hernia surgery and they put a mesh in he still gets pain in his testicles and where the mesh is . Is this normal?

My boyfriend had open hernia surgery and they put a mesh in he still gets pain in his testicles and where the mesh is . Is this normal?

Yes: Usually the pain gets better with time. If it does not then it may indicate nerve damage. If the pain is persistent then he needs to see a pain md. Local injections may help. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


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