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12 weeks since dual inguinal hernia op. 1 testicle still enlarged & sore. Urologist says it will eventually subside. Pls advise?

Swollen testicle. The urologist is right the swelling is because that part of your body is beyond the surgical site the usual drainage is disrupted. Remember this all hangs down when u stand up give it time. Read more...
Should improve. I would give it another three months. I'd it is still enlarged and sore, get a follow up exam from your surgeon. You could also seek a second opinion from a general surgeon if no improvement after 6-12 months. Best of luck, and hang in there! Read more...

How might treating a recurrent inguinal hernia differ from treating a first hernia? Are there specialist for treating recurrent hernias?

Slightly different. First time , repair is done by a standard type repair using one of the acceptable technique , repair of repair is custom tailored , depends on findings also same type of surgeon , will do recurrent hernia repairs. Read more...
Alternate approach. Any hernia can recur. Open and laparoscopic repairs of groin hernias have about a 1% recurrence rate, and umbilical hernia with graft supplement have about a 0.3% rate. Now, in groin hernias, when recurrent , if done open the first time, a laparoscopic approach is preferred in the rerepair, and vice-versa.There are surgeons who have more experience with complex and recurrent hernias. Good luck. Read more...