It's been 6 days since my vasectomy and I am still in pain. It feels like I have a double hernia. Is that possible? Is this normal?

It's been 6 days since my vasectomy and I still have pain and swelling in my groin area. It feels like a double hernia. It hurts to go from sitting to standing and when standing for long periods. My testicles also hurt when I go from sitting to standing. Everyone is calling me a baby due to my symptoms, but this doesn't feel normal. What do you think?

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

It is not possible that a vasectomy will cause a hernia. However, it is common to have discomfort up into the inguinal area after a vasectomy. If you'll find a picture of the vas deferens on the internet you'll see that it travels from the scrotum up into the inguinal area. The pain you feel is most probably "referred pain" and will resolve with time, particularly if you don't have any significant swelling or other complication from the vasectomy over the site.

Published on Nov 29, 2018

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

It is not possible that a vasectomy will cause a hernia. However, it is common to have discomfort up into the inguinal area after a vasectomy. If you'll find a picture of the vas deferens on the internet you'll see that it travels from the scrotum up into the inguinal area. The pain you feel is most probably "referred pain" and will resolve with time, particularly if you don't have any significant swelling or other complication from the vasectomy over the site.

Published on Nov 29, 2018


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