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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
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Testicle removal: what are the consequences!?

Testicle removal: what are the consequences!?

Testicle removal: If only one testicle is removed, and the other is normal, the consequences should be minimal, mostly esthetic. If both are removed, then you get into loss of testosterone production which can cause loss of sexual desire, impotence, muscle mass loss, depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Testicle Removal (Definition)

Testicle removal, or orchiectomy, is performed for multiple reasons including, most commonly, testicular torsion and malignancy. Testicles are sometimes removed to slow aggressive or metastatic prostate cancer. Also, testicles are removed during gender reassignment surgery and on ...Read more


Dr. John Tillett
Board Certified, Urology
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What are the consequences of testicle removal?

What are the consequences of testicle removal?

See below...: If the other testicle is normal, not many! most men with one functional testicle can father children and produce enough testosterone so as not to have a diffence from having two. Cosmetic appearance of only having one can bother some men, but this too can be remedied with a simple implant procedure. I suugest you see an urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Darren Mack
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What is the definition or description of: testicle removal?

What is the definition or description of: testicle removal?

Orchiectomy: Testicle removal, or orchiectomy, is performed for multiple reasons including, most commonly, testicular torsion and malignancy. Testicles are sometimes removed to slow aggressive or metastatic prostate cancer. Also, testicles are removed during gender reassignment surgery and on occasion, for chronic pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Joe Littlejohn
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Is it safe for me to lift weights immediately after testicle removal?

Is it safe for me to lift weights immediately after testicle removal?

Call your surgeon: Barring any other postoperative complications most surgeons would grant patients the green light to resume all previous activities after six weeks of recuperation. Speak with your surgeon to get his recommendation for your case. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Darren Mack
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How long does it take to recover from a testicle removal operation?

Couple days: Orchiectomy, or removal of the testicle, is performed for a variety of reasons including commonly, torsion and cancer. After the testicle is removed, the patient typically goes home. A couple days of pain medication and adequate scrotal support have patients feeling better in under a week in most cases. ...Read more

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Dr. John Tillett
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What kind of infection would require testicle removal/vasectomy?

What kind of infection would require testicle removal/vasectomy?

Unusual: It is very unusual for an infection of the testicle or epididymis to require removal of the testicle, or orchiectomy. Usually, even the most severe cases will resolve with antibiotics, although some cases can take weeks to fully recover. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Dr. Kalish Kedia
Board Certified, Urology
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Can i reduce my testosterone by getting a vasectomy or testicle removal surgery?

Can i reduce my testosterone by getting a vasectomy or testicle removal surgery?

No and yes : Your testosterone will not lower after having a vasectomy but definitely your testosterone will go down after removal of both testes. If you only remove one testis tester one level will remain the same and will not go down as long as the remaining testis is normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Had chemotherapy and testicle removal in 2007 .Regain my hair but they are very less in number .Should I have a hair transplant surgery ?.How safe ?

Had chemotherapy and testicle removal in 2007 .Regain my hair but they are very less in number .Should I have a hair transplant surgery ?.How safe ?

Surgery should be sa: For all practical purposes your health is good for any surgery. Just get a routine check up to make sure that your health is otherwise fit for surgery. Testicular cancer is cured by now yet you should get a chest x-ray and blood work up to get a clearance for surgery. Of course you need to know that hair transplant surgery for baldness is still some what controversial in terms of its cost effectiv. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
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Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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