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Testicles turned black after hernia repair, anything to worry

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Testicles turned black after hernia repair, anything to worry about. Surgery repair was done on Nov 21 2010
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 6 years ago.

Dr.Tharun :

Hi

Dr.Tharun :

Is there any pain or swelling in the testicular region?

Dr.Tharun :

Is it only the skin of the scrotum which has turned dark? Does it look like collected blood - bluish tinge or dark brown?

Dr.Tharun :

Any fever? any medications you are on?

JACUSTOMER-4bjy7nko- :

yes there is some swelling

JACUSTOMER-4bjy7nko- :

No fever and it looks like blood has collected

Dr.Tharun :

Was a drain put? is there any pain ? Is the swelling increasing in size?

JACUSTOMER-4bjy7nko- :

No drain not in the testicles but where the hernia repair was done, pain.

Dr.Tharun :

It is common complication after inguinal hernia surgery to have some collection in the scrotum as the hernia site and scrotum are connected.It is managed conservatively with tight scrotal support .Also there is a drain which will siphon off the excess the collection.Try to keep the foot end of the bed little elevated so as to facilitate the draining of the fluid and not collected in the scrotum.

JACUSTOMER-4bjy7nko- :

Doctor put me onpropoxyphene and cephalexin 500 mg twice a day

Dr.Tharun :

If the swelling increases then see your doctor as the drain may not be functioning well.

JACUSTOMER-4bjy7nko- :

Can I get by till Monday I will go back to my Doc

Dr.Tharun :

Cephalexin is an antibiotic which will prevent any infection in the collection.

Dr.Tharun :

Have a tight scrotal support and you can see your doctor on monday.

JACUSTOMER-4bjy7nko- :

Thanks Doc.

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