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Inguinal Hernia surgery a week ago, today I noticed my scrotum is enlarged with looks like fluid. Is this common or did my surgery cause hydrocele?

Inguinal Hernia surgery a week ago, today I noticed my scrotum is enlarged with looks like fluid. Is this common or did my surgery cause hydrocele?

It can happen: It is possible that the inguinal ring may have been made too tight. Another possibility would be bleeding. It should resolve. If it does not,call your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Lump on testicle 5 weeks after hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What is it? Should i be worried?

Lump on testicle 5 weeks after hernia repair and hydrocele surgery? What is it? Should i be worried?

Check with surgeon: This is likely a residual hematoma or swelling from your hernia repair and should resolve. If not tender or red, you can wait until you see your surgeon as part of your routine post-op check. Otherwise call for an earlier appointment. ...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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I had hydrocele and hernia repair surgery last Friday. I've had no pain except normal soreness, but there is still a bulge in my groin. Is this normal?

I had hydrocele and hernia repair surgery last Friday. I've had no pain except normal soreness, but there is still a bulge in my groin. Is this normal?

Probably: As tissue heals, it can become swollen and hard for up to 6 weeks post-operatively. Give it time. Make sure you keep your post-operative appointment. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, lichtenstein with mesh.I had an edema which is bigger now, maybe hydrocele?I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, lichtenstein with mesh.I had an edema which is bigger now, maybe hydrocele?I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Post-op issues: If it is edema/swelling from the surgery, that may go away with medication and time and monitoring the area. If it is a hydrocele, it may need surgery, as... Simple hydroceles in children often go away without surgery, however, in adults, hydroceles usually do not go away on their own. If surgery is needed, it is an easy procedure with very good outcomes. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, with mesh. Postop.Edema bigger now, maybe hydrocele?Little pain still.Why? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Probably wait out...: Local surgical dissection and postoperative tissue reaction for healing may interfere venous and lymphatic drainage, leading to swelling in inguinal and scrotal region. Such takes time to resolve with unpredicable various pace, but is worthwhile to wait and see as long as slow and surely getting better day by day, because nothing can be done except infection. More? Ask surgeon timely. ...Read more

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Could an inguinal hernia surgery cause right side varicocele? Or is it coincidence to have it 6 mnths after?

Could an inguinal hernia surgery cause right side varicocele? Or is it coincidence to have it 6 mnths after?

Usually no: Developing immediately after surgery is unusual , may be did not notice it , but if you did not have it before , and appears immediately after surgery , possible to develop due to venous flow obstruction , resulting in the varicocele , speak to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


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