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HomeAnswersFamily Physicianinguinal herniaI feel like there is a balloon on the right side of my penis. Why?

What could be the reason a feeling of balloon or air packet on the right side of the penis?

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Answered by

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 24, 2024
Reviewed AtJanuary 24, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 23-year-old and I feel like there is a balloon or air packet on the right side of my penis just below the lower abdomen. It is not hurting or painful or itching but it feels weird so please can you tell me what is the problem? It disappears when I lay down straight or on either side and appears again when I sit or stand. Please help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. From what you have said it appears that you have a right-sided inguinal hernia and it is reducible which is why it goes away when you lie down. I would suggest you visit a general surgeon close to you, assess it, and see what he suggests. Usually, it needs to be operated upon and the sooner the better. In the meantime try to avoid lifting weights.

I hope this helps you.

Thank you.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


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