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Had inguinal hernia surgery. Swollen and bruised scrotum and penis. Penis bends upwards during an erection. What's wrong?

Three weeks ago I had ingunal hernia surgery on my right side. After surgery by scrotum was brused and swollen, also where my penis comes out it was brused and sore. now when I have erections my penis is bent upwards and not as thick. there is also a thicker ridge (ring) around the base. Please help me, let me know what s happening..
Asked On : Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have undergone surgery for Inguinal Hernia which was followed by swelling and bruising of the scrotum and base of the penis.

This is common to have swelling and bruising of the scrotum and soft tissue around base of the penis after surgery of Inguinal hernia.

Normally it gets resolved within 3-4 weeks .

As regards bending of the penis it is most likely to be due to oedema at the base of the penis awich will also get cured within 3 -4 weeks.

Please take broad spectrum antibiotic like Cefexine along with anti inflammatory drug like Diclofenac twice daily.


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