I had bilateral inguinal hernia surgery about a year and a half ago. Recently I was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection and then most recently with a epididymal cyst and epididymitis. My left testicle has a dull ache and im on a second round of antibiotics for that. Im wondering if the pain is really from the hernia surgery and the long term healing process. The surgery was open mesh on both sides. I have read that sometimes hernia repair can also cause testicle pain for years.