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Above average levels post vasectomy bruising (Pictures)

This collection of pictures show an abnormally high level of bruising after a vasectomy.

Thanks to our contributor for taking the time and effort to take, and send in such detailed photos, and thanks to Dr. Edward Karpman for his comments.

Click on a photo for the full size version.

Day 3

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising - Day 3
“I had a vasectomy performed under local anesthetic on Tuesday 3rd March 2009. The photo opposite shows the scrotum on day 3 post procedure. Note: My thumb is covering my penis in this photo. You can see the scar from the procedure in the upper right corner of my scrotum.”

Day 5

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising - Day 5
The second photo shows the scrotum on day 5 of recovery. Is the amount of bruising something I should be worried about?

Dr. Karpman’s comment: “These pictures represent some greater than expected bruising after vasectomy. The bruising extends to the base of the penis and across both hemiscrotal areas. There seems to be minimal swelling which would suggest that the bruising is due to some bleeding in the skin layer and not a hematoma in the scrotum. The second picture demonstrates one of the incision sites that appears to be healing appropriately.”

Day 7

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising - Day 7

Day 9

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising - Day 9
This picture was taken on day 9

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising and scar - Day 9
This picture was also taken on day 9, but the incision site has been marked. Click on the photo for the full sized version to see the incision better.

Day 11

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising - Day 11
This picture was taken on day 11. As shown in this, and the next two photo’s the bruising is subsiding rapidly.

Day 13

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising - Day 13
This picture was taken on day 13

Day 16

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising - Day 16
This picture was taken on day 16

Abnormal post vasectomy bruising and scar - Day 16
This picture was taken on day 16, and clearly shows the remnant of the scar. Click on the picture to load the large version of the image.

Many thanks to our contributor for submitting these pictures and allowing us to use them.

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