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Sheriandloki 02-10-2014 02:50 AM

Scrotum bruised and swollen after castration.
Is this normal? Loki was castrated on Monday last week and is having the stitches removed on Thursday. His sack is empty but is really bruised and swollen. I know it can happen but his bruising is literally black!
Also, when can he resume full exercise after the stitches are removed?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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SummerGSDLover 02-10-2014 03:35 AM

Did you mean to post a photo?


NancyJ 02-10-2014 04:49 AM

Call the vet. Grim had that happen and they had to drain it and put him on antibiotics.

llombardo 02-10-2014 07:47 AM

This just happened to my dog. First time I ever seen it, should have expected it with this one(he is always in trouble). Rushed him back to the vet and they said it was fine. I can't even put the conversation my son had with me, let's just say he wasn't happy considering I made him go with the dog in the middle of a snow storm:rolleyes: I don't know if it makes a difference but his stitches were dissolvable. Oh and they did have me do cold compresses, I think that was to make me feel better.

JakodaCD OA 02-10-2014 08:03 AM

I also would contact the vet, swollen it shouldn't be,

llombardo 02-10-2014 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA (Post 4996762)
I also would contact the vet, swollen it shouldn't be,

I agree. It scared me enough to do so.

cethlen1621 02-10-2014 05:31 PM

Our rescue had been that same way from the shelter. Call the vet to be sure, but our guy was ok. It gradually got better without any pain or infection for him. Good luck!

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Sheriandloki 02-11-2014 03:00 AM

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He's a wriggle bum and won't keep still but these are the best images I could get. The sack is still purpley red and I called the vets twice and they've told me it's normal to have bruising. I don't want to take him back if I can help it as he's terrified of them and any experience there is so distressing for him that he might end up doing more harm than good and tear the stitches.
They won't give him anything to calm him down either so they just end up chasing him round the room trying to look at him.

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gsdsar 02-11-2014 08:40 AM

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That actually looks ok to me. There is no bruising around the incision, there is no significant swelling on the scrotal sac.

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Sheriandloki 02-11-2014 11:02 AM

It has gone down a fair bit since the op. Was more worried about the bruising. When we got him home the sack was totally empty and now it is swollen but from what I've read that's normal? I don't know :S my last dog came to us castrated.

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