Male 5mo after neutering, testicles went from pink to purplish - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-25-2015, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
Jr. Cat
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 53
Male 5mo after neutering, testicles went from pink to purplish

My 5mo male kitty had his desex surgery 8 days ago, he's been eating sleeping and going to the bathroom as if nothing has changed. I'm pretty sure there is more than one way to do the surgery, for our surgery the doctor made two small incisions, one on each testicle, took out the contents, and no stitches required.

I have been monitoring the area many times a day, there was no bleeding or anything. Today is day 8, it looks as if his testicles are a lot darker now. They used to be pink, now they appear to be purplish.

Is this normal or does he have internal bleeding? Should I be concerned? There has been no changes in his behaviour whatsoever, but I was told cats do not show pain very well.

pinkegg is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Tom Cat
Nuliajuk's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 492
Could be fur growing in. Intact males have no hair on their testicles, neutered ones are completely covered with fur in that area.
Nuliajuk is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2015, 10:11 PM
Cat Addict
librarychick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
Posts: 3,207
Nuliajuk - Intact males definitely can have fur on their testicles. They may have been shaved for the surgery though.

OP, the purple-ish color could definitely indicate that there is bleeding inside the sacks. I'd suggest calling your vet and probably taking him in to be checked out. The vet should offer this without a visit charge, as it's post op care. Usually one recheck is included in the cost.
librarychick is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2015, 10:11 PM
Tom Cat
Tsukiyomi's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Dekalb, Il
Posts: 246
Are you sure he was neutered it sounds like a vasectomy to me.
Tsukiyomi is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome