Tips on How To Reduce A Swollen Testicles After Surgery

After a few weeks from the surgery, the fluid that tracks down into the scrotum will be absorbed, thereby, becoming larger. The testis may be large before the surgery, and will become larger after the operation.

Swollen Testicles After Surgery

The following are the highlights of swollen testicles after surgery

  • The swelling of the testicles is a reaction to the surgery as its local tissues are swollen.

  • After six weeks, the swelling should be lesser.

  • In case of surgery due to ingual hernia, one of the testicles may be a bit larger than the others depending on which part was affected during the surgery. This result is very common in hydrocoele surgery

  • An inguinal hernia is a protrusion of small intestine into the groin due to a tear or injury or weakness in the abdominal wall. It is caused mostly by congenital defect, pregnancy in women, or aging. It may also occur if the body is strained after lifting heavy objects, giving birth, strenuous activities, and persistent coughing. And surgery is among the treatments.

Swollen Testicles After Hernia Surgery

Mostly, the hernia is diagnosed during a physical examination as lump or bulge surfaces on the skin that goes in and out.

Many surgeons will require the patients to get a CAT scan of the abdomen if lumps are not obvious during the physical examination. To ascertain whether a surgery is necessary, the following are accounted for:

  • Since there is a risk that the intrabdominal organ will be permanently trapped in the hernia opening, rather than sliding it and out, many physicians recommend repairing hernia as soon as diagnosed.

  • Patients with little or no symptoms are placed under close observation before treatment such as surgery is decided.

  • Before the operation, some surgeons would recommend additional imaging based on age and other pre-existing medical conditions including blood test and ECG.

  • Swelling can be due to the fluid that tracks down into the scrotum and which is absorbed little by little.

Tips to Reduce Swelling

To reduce swelling, follow the following tips:

  • Apply ice pack or a cold compress on the affected area. If there is no ice pack, use chunks or cubes of ice from the freezer and wrap them in a towel. Then apply onto the swollen area. For best results, do this four to five times a day for 20 minutes.

  • Eat a healthy diet. During the recovery period, the body will need all the nutrients to nourish especially the damaged tissues. A well-balanced diet is highly recommended.

  • Use compression garment in all shapes and sizes. These compression garments are helpful in reducing the swelling by pushing all the liquids that cause it. They also enhance the blood circulation.

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