Is this not a hematoma after all?

I am 3 weeks post-vasectomy and have a baseball-sized hematoma on the left side. I also have a varicocele on the same side. It's painful to touch on the bottom of the left testicle where the varicocele is. It doesn't have the dark bruise color the doctor warned me about. Now I’m worried it’s a swollen testicle or some other issue.

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

It is most probably a hematoma. A scrotal ultrasound and exam by the urologist can determine this. Hematomas can occur without the skin being bruised. They are a collection of blood beneath the skin surface.

Published on Nov 01, 2019

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

It is most probably a hematoma. A scrotal ultrasound and exam by the urologist can determine this. Hematomas can occur without the skin being bruised. They are a collection of blood beneath the skin surface.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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