Why is testicle swollen and hard after inguinal hernia surgery?

Several causes. A swollen hard testicle after inguinal hernia repair could be normal swelling or could be a sign of injury to the testicle or its blood supply. Best to contact your surgeon and be certain that all is well.
Could be a hydrocele. I would speak to the surgeon and request a re evaluation asap.

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My husband had left inguinal hernia surgery 10 days ago. Left testicle swollen, hard and is up very high near groin. Is this normal? When will it drop

Post Op Complication. Please have your husband contact the surgeon. He would have been given specific post operative instructions to take home. These instructions will describe what is normal and not normal and how to contact the surgeon should a post op complication arise. Read more...
Most likely. Your husband's testis is hopefully just inflamed from the mesh used. However to be safe you should have him see his doctor. . Read more...

Why would the testicle be hard and swollen a month after inguinal hernia surgery? Swelling has remained the same about 2 weeks. Little change!

Swelling. Swelling around the spermatic cord may cause a Hydrocele or other inflammatory fluid to build up in the scrotum. See your doctor and get a scrotal ultrasound. Read more...
See answer. Sometimes after hernia surgery, especially those requiring a lot of surgical dissection, there is an increased inflammatory response that may extend down to the testicle which usually improves within 4-6 weeks. Occasionally, there may be some compromise of the blood supply to the testicle (venous or arterial) which may lead to eventual shrinkage of the testicle. Suggest you discuss with surgeon. . Read more...

70 days after inguinal hernia surgery I still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

Not Uncommon. Two months after hernia repair your body is still healing--the pain you are describing is understandable. However, this pain should lessen in time--if it is getting worse, it would be wise to return to see your surgeon. Occasionally, nerves are irritated by this operation that can be blocked if chronic pain develops. Read more...
Maybe or maybe not. 70 days after inguinsl hernia most patients are back to baseline. You are experiencing pain below the hernia but above the testical. Talk to you doctor and asked to be seen for this. Sometimes the nerve can be trapped but your surgeon will examine you. With mild pain it may require physical therapy. Read more...

70 days after inguinal hernia surgery I still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

Could be, but... Some lingering ache/pain as described is at times expected in few, and usually nothing needs to be done but just watch and see as long as slowly but surely getting better week by week. Very occasionally, the post-herniorrhapy may be unbearable and requires nerve block with or without neurectomy, that is, severing off a selected nerve fiber. More? Go to http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. Read more...

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...