I had open surgery for a hernia several years ago and the worst part was that after surgery my scrotum swelled up HUGE for like a week afterwards which was pretty uncomfortable, and I needed an XL jockstrap for support. LOL This is what it looked like except mine was a bit larger, I had no idea that some guys are into this until I saw it in porn.
This zombie thread is 5 years old, but I suppose a topic of continuing interest to men.
For a freakish tale of huge balls due to a hernia, here's the strangest one I know -
While stationed in Berlin with my wife, who was the command's Photography Officer, her office was tasked to take pics of the arrest of an Army deserter from the 1950s. He'd been hiding out in Berlin all this time (now 1979). The photographer she sent was a female, that later caused some awkwardness whemn the situation was revealed.
The MPs and German Polizie entered the apartment, and found the guy lying in bed, his hands crossed over this huge bulge under the sheets. It was his balls, bigger than a basketball.
The story was that he had deserted when facing reassignment from Berlin, separating him from his German girlfriend. She and her mother took him into their place. Where he lived a secretive life. But when he developed a hernia he couldn't seek medical help, since he had no German identity with access to German health care, and feared private physicians would turn him over to the US.
His intestines moved into his scrotum, finally limiting him to nightly outdoor excursions only, carrying a shopping bag in front of him that was modified to hold his balls. But then his GF died, and her mother, still living, refused to support him and have him in the apartment. It was she who alerted authorities.
He was charged with desertion, and flown back to the States for surgery. His story made some of the American media, but edited to merely mention that he had been confined for a disability, or at most mentioning that he had a severe hernia. With no mention of his gigantic balls, the stories focusing on his being a fugitive deserter all those years.
We later heard the surgery was successful, and I don't think he was sentenced to prison. I guess a dishonorable discharge along with his ruined life were punishment enough.