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I had hydrocele and hernia repair surgery last Friday. I've had no pain except normal soreness, but there is still a bulge in my groin. Is this normal?

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In brief: Probably

As tissue heals, it can become swollen and hard for up to 6 weeks post-operatively.
Give it time. Make sure you keep your post-operative appointment.

In brief: Probably

As tissue heals, it can become swollen and hard for up to 6 weeks post-operatively.
Give it time. Make sure you keep your post-operative appointment.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
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In brief: Yes it is Normal

Yes, swelling after groin hernia surgery is common.
Okay to ice, apply pressure and rest. Okay to check in with your surgery team. Make a post operative appointment.

In brief: Yes it is Normal

Yes, swelling after groin hernia surgery is common.
Okay to ice, apply pressure and rest. Okay to check in with your surgery team. Make a post operative appointment.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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In brief: Probably healing

Ridge, which will persist for several months.
It is a normal part of healing process. Show it to your surgeon just to make sure.

In brief: Probably healing

Ridge, which will persist for several months.
It is a normal part of healing process. Show it to your surgeon just to make sure.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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