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Castration (Overview)

The surgical removal of testicles in men and is known as orchiectomy. Done for men with prostate cancer who have metastatic bone disease.


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What is female castration?

What is female castration?

Removal of ovaries: That's it. Just like removal of the testicles is male castration. ...Read more

Castration (Overview)

The surgical removal of testicles in men and is known as orchiectomy. Done for men with prostate cancer who have metastatic bone disease.


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What is "chemical castration"?

What is "chemical castration"?

Here is ...: Chemical castration is also called medical castration for which medications to block male hormonal effects totally" from testes, which contributes some 95-97% of testosterone effect, and from adrenal glands, which share some 3-5% of testosterone effects. Before the era of this, doctor performs testicular removal to serve the effect +drug to suppress adrenal glands to help men with metastatic P-Ca ...Read more

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Is chemical castration permanent?

Is chemical castration permanent?

No: The medications taken for chemical castration are effective only while you are talking the treatment. ...Read more

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What happens to a man after castration?

What happens to a man after castration?

No more testosterone: Castration is the elimination or blockade of androgens, such as testosterone. This is done by surgical removal of the testicles or by medications. The effects are: hot flashes, weight gain, mood changes, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, breast development, cognitive changes, impotence, loss of libido, osteoporosis, and changes in lipid profile, increased fat, and higher risk of heart attack. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as female castration?

Is there such a thing as female castration?

Definition depends..: Castration usually implies males. Surgical castration is removal of the gonads, or testicles in men. Medical castration is the administration of testosterone blocking hormones. In females, removal of the ovaries; called oophorectomy, or spaying in animals, could be considered castration since the ovaries are the female gonads. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: castration?

What is the definition or description of: castration?

Castration: The surgical removal of testicles in men and is known as orchiectomy. Done for men with prostate cancer who have metastatic bone disease. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chemical castration on an adult male?

What are the effects of chemical castration on an adult male?

Chemical castration: Chemical castration refers to being administered medications that diminish the body's ability to produce the "male hormone", testosterone. Doing so will typically cause diminished libido, decreased muscle mass, thinning of body hair, and demineralization of bones. ...Read more

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What are the best meds to take for chemical castration in men?

What are the best meds to take for chemical castration in men?

Not sure what u mean: Chemical castration means that a drug is given to stop or significantly lower testosterone production. I assume that is what you are talking about & you are now not able to achieve an erection. Not knowing more about your medical history it would be best to discuss this with your urologist. ...Read more

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Anyone know where to get a castration without breaking the law?

Anyone know where to get a castration without breaking the law?

No: It is not wise to pursue illegal castration. What is the reason that someone would want to have this performed illegally ? ...Read more

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What is the difference between chemical castration and physical castration?

Reversibility : Chemical castration is reversible by withdrawing the medication. Physical castration is not reversible ...Read more

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Why do I have castration anxiety?

Why do I have castration anxiety?

Can't say from here: Classically, castration anxiety is understood as part of the oedipal complex, ie., the unconscious childhood fear that competition with father for mother's love will lead to father's retaliation, ie, castration. It's just a theory though, and it may or may not apply to you. More pragmatic reasons include fearful experience or past risk of actual genital damage, scary descriptions, and so forth. ...Read more

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What is the difference between castration and penectomy?

What is the difference between castration and penectomy?

Two different organs: Penectomy, or penile resection is used for controlling advanced ulcerating malignancy of the penis which is a rare Orchiectomy or castration is a form of surgery removing the testis to minimize the expression of male hormone in diseases affected by testosterone such as in advanced prostate cancer. The procedure is also employed in the presence of testicular cancer. ...Read more

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What's the difference between female castration or full hysterectomy?

What's the difference between female castration or full hysterectomy?

Here are some ...: Total (full) hysterectomy is done in 3 ways: For benign disorders, complete uterine removal with or without ovarian removal; for malignancy, complete uterine and ovarian removal with pelvic lymph node removal. All can be done with open or laparoscopic approach. Bilateral ovarian removal may be called female castration just like bilateral testicular removal for surgical castration for P-Ca ... ...Read more

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I would like to know about chemical castration. What are the side effects?

I would like to know about chemical castration. What are the side effects?

Meds to reduce sexua: Chemical castration is administration of meds to reduce libido and sexual activity.It is reversible when the treatment is stopped, some permanent effect may remain drugs used are anti androgen in men, like cypoterone acitate, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) given as injection every 3months, and benperidol an antipsychotic side effects are breast enlargement in men, increse in body fat, reduce body hair, loss of muscle mass. ...Read more

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Does castration affect the voice after puberty?

Does castration affect the voice after puberty?

Yes: Castration removes the testes which produce testosterone, the hormone responsible for pubertal changes such as voice deepening. Without testosterone, those changes do not occur. ...Read more

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How can I get ahold of chemical castration kit?

How can I get ahold of chemical castration kit?

Ask your doctor!: Chemical or medical castration involves drugs that lower the sex hormone levels. Both shots and pills can be used, often in combination. Suggest a urologist would be a good doctor to speak to you about this. ...Read more

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Are there more people with mastectomies due to cancer, or castrations due to cancer?

Are there more people with mastectomies due to cancer, or castrations due to cancer?

Mastectomies: Breast cancer is far more common than testicular cancer, and the number of mastectomies is much higher than the number of castrations (removal of testicles). Men with prostate cancer may also have their testicles removed, but more often they are given medication to suppress them. So, mastectomies win (if you consider that winning.) no one has ever asked me this question! ...Read more

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Does castration remove libido if done aftr puberty?

Does castration remove libido if done aftr puberty?

No: I'm happy to tell you your testosterone is not affected so you will keep your libido entirely. ...Read more

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Is there any way to shut down or at least significantly lower one's sex drive besides physical castration?

Is there any way to shut down or at least significantly lower one's sex drive besides physical castration?

If your libido: Is causing problems in your life - i would start by seeing a therapist who specializes in sexual problems. That is the first place to start. If you have a sexual addiction there are 12 step meetings. Hormone tx is sometimes used for sexual offenders. Remember - the major sexual organ is the brain. ...Read more

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I am transgender and I do not want SRS, but I am interested in chemical castration. I am taking Estradiol and Spironolactone now. What other drugs wou?

I am transgender and I do not want SRS, but I am interested in chemical castration. I am taking Estradiol and Spironolactone now. What other drugs wou?

Here are some...: I am glad to see you have come thus far in MTF without SRS. To go further, it is important to rethink and reassess what may be your final goals to what stage of MTF; then decide what may be your further efforts which you would like to cope with so to fit your realistic personal/social readjustment. So, please bring all the related concerns to your treating doctor. ...Read more

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When a male goes for bilateral orchiectomy or surgical castration, are his testicles thrown away, taken for research or given back to the patient?

When a male goes for bilateral orchiectomy or surgical castration, are his testicles thrown away, taken for research or given back to the patient?

Here are some...: Surgical castration has been almost entirely replaced by medical one through intense sex hormonal manipulation over the past 2 decades. If done, the disposal of surgical specimen may vary reflecting the preference or discretion of surgeons & facilities for professional and cost control. Largely, the removed testes are usually sent to lab for pathological confirmation, but at times may be disposed ...Read more

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I need the prescription for the best and cheapest Chemical Castration drug for lowering testosterone and lowering hair loss.

I need the prescription for the best and cheapest Chemical Castration drug for lowering testosterone and lowering hair loss.

See my remark: What is your purpose of lowering testosterone? specially at your age,never try anything like that.The hormone is important and critical in your normal physiologic functions. If you are having thining of your hair,that is a poor indication to be castrated.Additionally a prescription can only be written by a doctor after face to face encounter.Let me hear your response...... ...Read more

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For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?

For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?

No, it's not good: Sprinolactone is used to reduce the levels of male hormones in women with hair loss. It's not the appropriate drug for men. The only drugs that are fda approved for hair loss in men are Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil). Consult with your dermatologist for an appropriate treatment that fits your needs. ...Read more