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My boyfriend had inguinal hernia surgery 2 days ago.He has a hematoma that has shrunk, but has been draining into his testicles & penis.Is this normal?

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Dr. Daniel Para
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bleeding during/after inguinal hernia surgery is not uncommon.
The blood will seek dependent areas i.e. Penis/scrotum especially as you are more ambulatory. The bruising/swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks.

In brief: Yes

Bleeding during/after inguinal hernia surgery is not uncommon.
The blood will seek dependent areas i.e. Penis/scrotum especially as you are more ambulatory. The bruising/swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks.
Dr. Daniel Para
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rather common

After hernia repair, I have seen gravitational drainage of blood, that sometimes looks like they are wearing purple briefs.
If swelling is minimal, it will resolve as with any "bruise".

In brief: Rather common

After hernia repair, I have seen gravitational drainage of blood, that sometimes looks like they are wearing purple briefs.
If swelling is minimal, it will resolve as with any "bruise".
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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In brief: Abnormal

Abnormal but common for the bruising to spread out through tissue planes to nearby areas it should not be draining fluid outside.

In brief: Abnormal

Abnormal but common for the bruising to spread out through tissue planes to nearby areas it should not be draining fluid outside.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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