I have a scrotal hematoma the size of an avocado or large bar of soap? My urologist wants me to wait it out. It's been 2 months.

I've had a scrotal hematoma for 2 months. The stitched area has suddenly gotten red and soft while the surrounding area is very firm. Why isn't ice helping? I've had two ultrasounds, both confirming the hematoma. It's not decreasing in size or pain. It's pure misery. It's about the size of an avocado or large bar of soap. What do I do? Every time my urologist says it's best to wait and let the body re-absorb but I don't see or feel any improvement.

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Published on Jul 09, 2019

You are experiencing a relatively common but unfortunate potential aftermath of a vasectomy. Urologists do not usually reoperate on hematomas because sometimes the procedure is worse than the problem. Most urologists would recommend what you are doing as hematomas do resolve on their own, albeit slowly.

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

You are experiencing a relatively common but unfortunate potential aftermath of a vasectomy. Urologists do not usually reoperate on hematomas because sometimes the procedure is worse than the problem. Most urologists would recommend what you are doing as hematomas do resolve on their own, albeit slowly.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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