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Penis length, color after hernia repair

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I had a hernia repair operation several days ago on a hernia in the left groin area, near the genital area. Now my scrotum is enlarged, but my penis is shorter. (girth is the same). Also, the penis is partially discolored (dark purple).

Note. The repair operation used a plastic mesh, if that is relevant.

So are these post-surgery conditions relatively common? Will my penis length be permanently reduced? Will the discoloration be permanent.
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replied October 24th, 2010
Swelling and bruising after hernia surgery is not uncommon, and they should both gradually resolve over a period of a few weeks. Swelling that continues to increase after surgery, increasing pain, redness of the skin, or drainage from the incision are NOT normal, however; and should they occur, then you would need to see your surgeon again without delay.

Your penis length/girth will not be affected by this operation.


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