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He is neuter ed and has swollen testicles and penis and is

Customer Question

He is neuter ed and has swollen testicles and penis and is extreme pain, how do I relieve it
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Micah, he is 5
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Micah?
Customer: Not that I know of,
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- To make sure I got this right, he is neutered, correct?

2- Can you post a picture of the swelling?

3- How long has this been going on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
he is. 5 months I don't know how to send a picture.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Next to your reply button there is a "add on" button. You can download it there.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Friend, I am sorry, but, I can not wait any longer. I will be going offline for the night so I will opt out so another expert could help you. I am sorry.

Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

I'll follow up for Dr. Peter for you. It's unclear to me how a neutered dog (usually by castration) could have swollen testicles. I suspect that you're seeing swelling of his scrotum. When associated with swelling of his prepuce - the covering of the penis - dependent edema - a collection of fluid between the skin and the subcutaneous tissues - is suspected. This often occurs in associated with right-sided heart failure or a lack of the small protein albumin in the blood stream.

Extreme pain, however, isn't consistent with dependent edema and so I have to consider trauma, cancers, or perhaps obstruction in Micah's urinary tract. Whatever the cause, such a patient needs the attention of his vet at your earliest convenience. He'll need a hands-on physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests and most likely imaging in the form of either X-rays or ultrasound. Please continue our conversation if you wish.