Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
120 Doctors are Online

Having scrotal swelling. Had a vasectomy. Took ibuprofen. What should I do?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1985
Answered : 140 Questions
Hi here's my query -
it's regarding scrotal swelling.
I'm 55 and had a vasectomy 2 years ago.
I hope this is not too much information, but here is the background.
On Friday when leaving to the airport very early and putting my suitcase in the car, I felt what I can best describe as a slight, but noticeable, groin pull on the left side.
Friday night I had scrotal swelling on the left side.
I flew back home ( West coast to East Coast).
(i'm a runner training for my 11th marathon.
Upon return, I did not run but ride and exercise bike for 50 minutes. Have not done any exercise the last two days.
I ran 8 miles the night before the pull, but did not notice any pain or strain during, after, or upon waking Friday morning.)

I iced it yesterday. I took ibuprofen. I wouldn't say that it is painful, but more like soreness.

I would say that it feels somewhat better than Friday or yesterday, but the swelling is still there and still noticeable.

What is your best advice ?

Email address: YYYY@YYYY
Posted Sat, 17 Aug 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Singal 1 hour later

Thanks for contacting Healthcare Magic.

You have scrotal swelling with mild discomfort of one day duration. You did not have any fever or pain anywhere else in your body. Most likely anatomic cause is inflammation of testis (orchitis). This inflammation may be due to some kind of an infection possibly a viral infection or may be mild trauma. Sometimes mild trauma can occur without knowledge. It can also be because of epididymytis (inflammation of epididymus) , seminal vesiculitis (inflammation of seminal vesicle) or a mild hydrocele (fluid in scrotal sac).

My advice will be that watch it for three to five days, if it persists then you should consult a general surgeon or a urologist.

If you have any other question you can ask again.

Best wishes,

Dr Dinesh Singal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Having scrotal swelling. Had a vasectomy. Took ibuprofen. What should I do? 1 hour later
Thank you very much.
Answered by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Singal 7 hours later
You are most welcome XXXXXXX

Dr Dinesh Singal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor