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Varicocelectomy recovery and hematoma

Hello,
I had a microsurgical sub-inguinal varicocele surgery exactly 4 weeks ago.  I had a ton of swelling/bruising and minimal pain (have needed no pain meds).  I still have a rather large swelling in my left side of the scrotum and in a line connecting from the incision site.  I'd estimate that completely it is the size of a small banana.  I had my follow-up and my dr. said it was a hematoma and I need to rest a couple more weeks.  I've been good about bed rest--did nothing but lie on my back for two weeks.  I have minimal pain, but a little, especially if I've been on my feet for a couple hours.  
1) is this normal?   seems like a long recovery based on what I've read.
2)  can this hematoma damage my testicle?  
3)  does this sound like a slight error by the surgeon?   I know every situation is different, but this is crazy.
4)  other than ice, elevation, scrotal support, and rest---what can help?

Thanks!!  I appreciate any help I can get.  
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