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Lowered testicle after hernia surgery
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Lowered testicle after hernia surgery

I recently had left inguinal hernia repair surgery and noticed my left testicle is hanging much lower and back a bit as if it is just hanging in the scrotum without anything attached to it.  This testicle is not moving up or down with hot/cold like my right testicle is.  It has been 8 days since my surgery and i still have alot of swelling and numbness in my left inner thigh.  Now that i am up and able to walk around, this testicle  is interferring with my walking as it slaps my inner thigh and i have the slight feeling of discomfort as if you were hit in the testicles.  To say the least i am very concerned about this.  Is this something that will be perminent?  Will my testicle get the ability to move up and down like before the surgery?  I am also concerned if it will produce sperm?  If this is a permanent side effect of the hernia surgery is there any type of surgery to repair this?  This concerns me because i like to play sports and i am very active which is why i opted for the hernia surgery in the first place and the way i feel now is very uncomfortable.  I just hope i havent traded one problem for another...thanks for any answers and help you can give me, thanks.
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I would have this seen by your urologist or surgeon.  It is difficult to give any prognostic comments (i.e. whether it is permanent or not, or the ability to produce sperm etc.) without evaluation.  

It may be possible that this is a transient effect of the surgery.  If this persists, another procedure can be considered to correct the symptoms.  

In any case, having your urologist examine this, or considering a second urological opinion should be discussed with your personal physician.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
http://www.straightfromthedoc.com
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