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

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?

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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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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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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What to do with 840 mililiters blood in abdomen after hernia surgery had hernia repair surgery on testicle was in bad pain 2 weeks later dr said blood floating around in abdomen

What to do with 840 mililiters blood  in abdomen after hernia surgery had hernia repair surgery on testicle  was in bad pain 2 weeks later  dr said blood floating around in abdomen

Many : Many times the blood you are talking about is bodily fluids tinged with blood. Sometimes you don't even have to drain that fluid. I'm assuming they did because you have an exact measure of 840 milliliters... Either way many times a collection of bodily fluids or even frank blood as long as the bleeding stopped is left alone for your body to deal with. ...Read more

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What if one testicle now hangs lower after inguinal hernia surgery? Is this normal?

Sounds normal: One testicle almost always hangs lower than the other; this is normal in all men. (Most commonly the left is lower, but it can go either way.) I'm guessing it's always been that way for you and you're now just looking more closely. Hernia surgery is not likely to make much difference -- but even if it does, it's not a health concern. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery 3 mths ago. Left testicle is still enlarged. Is this normal? What could it be?

Inguinal hernia surgery 3 mths ago. Left testicle is still enlarged. Is this normal? What could it be?

Common: Hello Mam,Testicular swelling is common after inguinal hernia surgery.I assume you are asking for someone else.However,since this is still post-op,have him checked by the operating surgeon.Good luck. ...Read more

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Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard a pop in night. Right testicle swelled up a lot. Did I tear it?

Open inguinal hernia surgery 7 days ago. Heard a pop in night. Right testicle swelled up  a lot. Did I tear it?

Here are some...: It is unlikely to tear the repair within 7 days because postoperative pain would naturally self restrict possible undue strenuous physical activity. To figure out what might happen, one needs more info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + physical exam + imaging test (though rarely needed). How? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

Cremaster Muscle: The vas and blood vessels to the testicle are covered by a muscle layer that has to be divided when performing an open inguinal hernia repair, called the cremaster muscle. Depending how extensive the dissection, your testicle may not raise up any more. While i can understand your concern, this should have no major effect on your testicle function. Please discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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


Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more