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ModeratorJanuary 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm
Tight penile suspensory ligament after inguinal hernia surgery?
It sounds like you have what we refer to as a “healing ridge.” All patients have this after open hernia surgery of the groin. It is a thick palpable linear mass under the incision. It is a side effect of scar tissue and swelling after closing the underlying tissue in multiple layers and is normal. And it goes away with time in all patients. It may take 6-8 weeks.
There is no such thing as a tight suspensory ligament of the penis and no penile injury is possible with the open inguinal approach. The organs and tissues are just not anywhere near where the hernia repair is performed.
I’m glad you wrote to us, or I would suggest you seek consultation directly with your surgeon rather than relying on the Internet to self-diagnose. It often leads you astray and confuses you more.