I have been on medicine for 2 days and my testicle is still rock hard and 3x its normal size. What should I do?

I had a vasectomy 7 days ago. By the time I saw my urologist on post-op day 5, my left testicle was extremely swollen and bruised. He said I have higher than normal bruising/swelling and a varicocele but was not overly concerned. He prescribed Nabumetone 500 mg 2x a day. He did not feel I was infected. I have been on the medicine for 2 days and my testicle is still rock hard and 3x it’s normal size.

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Answered by John C. McHugh, MD

You most likely have a hematoma, which is not uncommon post-vasectomy. The medicine you were given is similar to Advil, so it will not make the swelling go away but helps with the discomfort. A hematoma is not a medical emergency but is aggravating because it will take time to resolve, possibly weeks. It will have no effect on the vasectomy itself. If you don't see slow but steady progress, you'd want to consult your urologist again.

Published on Jan 01, 2019

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

You most likely have a hematoma, which is not uncommon post-vasectomy. The medicine you were given is similar to Advil, so it will not make the swelling go away but helps with the discomfort. A hematoma is not a medical emergency but is aggravating because it will take time to resolve, possibly weeks. It will have no effect on the vasectomy itself. If you don't see slow but steady progress, you'd want to consult your urologist again.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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