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

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

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

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

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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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?

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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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


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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


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