Bruising - is quite common
and of no concern. This will disappear with time and should not cause any symptoms.
Swelling - can occur
for one of three reasons. The most common cause is from body fluid that collects
in the healing tissues from standing (gravity), straining or injury (sex or getting
kicked) soon after surgery. This could include swelling of the epididymis gland
attached to the testicle (epididymitis). Swelling can also be caused by bleeding
Bleeding - can occur
from the wound or can be internal. Bleeding from the wound is usually messy but
does not cause any symptoms. It is controlled by applying direct pressure to the
wound. Internal bleeding (hematoma) is quite different and can potentially be
quite painful. Though small hematomas may occur in about 1% of cases, only about
1 in 1,000 will be significant. There is no specific treatment for a hematoma.
The internal blood is progressively reabsorbed and disappears over several weeks.
In very rare circumstances, hospitalization and further surgery could be required.
Infection - occurs
in less than 1% of cases. This is treated with oral antibiotics. It can be quite
painful and can take several weeks to completely resolve. In very rare circumstances
intravenous antibiotics could be required.