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Old 02-14-2010, 06:55 AM   #1
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Question Post op swelling of testicles: Black & Blue

My husband had surgery on Tues. of this week for an aneurysm in the stomach. It was done through incisions on the rt. and left lower abdominal area--near the groin.
When he left the hospital the color in the groin area was dark blue/black and yesterday and especially this morning his testicle is swollen to the size of a grapefruit!!
No pain, but he can hardly urinate due to the foreskin (he isn't circumcised) on the penis being so swollen!!
He talked to a doctor on call who said it sound like a broken vessel and since there is no pain and he can urinate (just has to work at getting the skin back), waiting until tomorrow would be ok---tomorrow being Monday.
He is running a low grade 99 degree fever and the doctor on call said that was normal. He said they would have to do an ultrasound to determine if the vessel is the problem so if he starts having discomfort or other symptoms, of course, go to the E.R. Anyone here have this happen? thanks.

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Old 02-14-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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Re: Post op swelling of testicles: Black & Blue

I had surgery during the summer on my left testicle and it was fine when I got home but the next day it was swollen like a grapefruit but did not hurt. My doc said what happened was the sack around the testicle was full of blood from the surgery and the body would just absorb it in time. I could not wear jeans for about 3 to 4 weeks before the swelling went down enough. Hope this helps you and I hope your hubby feels better.

Old 02-15-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: Post op swelling of testicles: Black & Blue

Thanks--the doctor's office called and said this was 'common' following this type of surgery. It will take time for it to 'go down' and only if he begins to have pain and/or fever, does he need to be seen and have an ultrasound. Thanks for your reply. It would certainly have helped if this was listed or even mentioned as a possible 'post -op' side effect and not to be concerned if it happened. Hopefully, now it will be.

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