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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Why are my testicles sore after my hernia surgery?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Dr. John Langell
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20 days after inguinal hernia surgery. Right testicle very sore to even touch. Pain near where mesh is fixated. Normal or should I worry?

Dr. John Langell
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20 days after inguinal hernia surgery. Right testicle very sore to even touch. Pain near where mesh is fixated. Normal or should I worry?

Depends: It is not uncommon to have discomfort after an inguinal hernia repair for several weeks. In fact you probably won't feel completely back to normal for 6 to 8 weeks. If the pain is getting worse or not getting better at this point you should be seen by your surgeon for follow-up evaluation. If there is no redness or drainage and the pain is getting better over time it may be safe to watch. ...Read more

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Dr. Lane Childs
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2 months after bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery, my right testicle hangs higher than left, and spermatic cord is still sore, normal?

Dr. Lane Childs
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Yes: What you describe is not unusual. It is normal for one testis to hang a bit lower than its mate. You are likely the same as you were prior to surgery, but now you are focused and more aware of your anatomy. The cord tenderness will be resolving soon. ...Read more

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

Dr. Rolando Rivera
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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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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Had laparoscopic double inguinal hernia surgery month ago still real sore & sensitive right testicle how long take go away or what can do?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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See your surgeon: Testicle sensitivity can last for a few months after hernia surgery in some men. Please see your surgeon for an exam and discuss you discomfort with them. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Shakov
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Dr. Giovanni Giannotti
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Laparoscopic double inguinal hernia surgery 4 1/2 months ago still real sore right testicle. Recently start feel discomfort groin& pubic area can do?

Dr. Giovanni Giannotti
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Give it more time: Sometimes the blood supply to the testicle is slightly compromised due to swelling, etc. Good scrotal support, non steroidal medication is what is needed. And more time. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Why are my testicles swelling after my hernia surgery?

Dr. Robert Killian
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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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Dr. Prem Gulati
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Why are my testicles swelling after my hernia surgery?

Dr. Prem Gulati
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Why are my testicles swelling after my hernia surgery?

Possible blood: Possible bllod in scrotal area during surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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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?

Dr. George Klauber
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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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