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It is quite common, after castration, for the scrotum of a dog to fill up to at least it's preneutering size due to ooze from blood vessels and inflammatory fluid tending to fill a now available space. In some cases the swelling can be considerably greater than the original scrotal size as the scrotal skin is very elastic. Hence your dog's three times size swelling is not particularly remarkable. Because the swelling is made up of blood and inflammatory fluid the scrotum does tend to appear rather bruised during this phase. If you dog appears excessively uncomfortable or unwell, then you should contact your vet. The contents of the swelled scrotum represents and excellent medium for the development of infection and so antibiotics and antiiflammatories may be required if not already in use. The swelling does
subside in time, though it may take quite an extended period for it to resolve fully. Angela Bodey MRCVS (Vet for PetPlanet.co.uk)