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Human Testicle Removal
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
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
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
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
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
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
3-4 weeks: Best is to ask your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Testicle removal. Affects as baby now & young man? What will happen to him during Puberty? Will he Act the same with just 1 testicle? Low T? Mood swings
In addition to the: Excellent advice you have already been given, I would like to underscore the need to calmly and gently share what happened to your son at some point early on. I actually had a pt. Who, as an adult and a parent, did not know why he had one testicle. I got his records from a local hospital and it helped him a great deal. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
Can hair loss due to chemotherapy and testicle removal be cured by hair transplant surgery? Is it safe and effective to transplant hair?
After varicocelectomy, testicle swelled for about 2 weeks and 3 months later is half or less of original size with recurring pain. Is removal needed?
Probably not.: Removal...Thinking about it gives me shudders! The damaged testicle may take time to heal, and it also may not regain normal size. But it is proably producing some testosterone. Get your free and toal t checked, together with an fsh and lh. An ultrasound can also help unravel the problem! Discuss these with your treating surgeon. It is part of follow-up care! ...Read more
Is removal of atrophied testicle in infants is standard clinical procedure? Or just recommended. What if we don't remove, are there any cases where atrophied testicle is de-torsed and in future it might just get normal?
Yes: It is the standard procedure, it is always important to remove a part of the body that is no longer viable. There are no cases of an organ that is already atrophied to suddenly untwist and be normal once the atrophy has occurred. Atrophy means that there was not enough blood supply to keep the organ alive. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Transgender. How would removal of testicles significantly before SRS afffect vagioplasty outcome? If difference in depth, how significant?
Orchiectomy first...: Some transgender women have orchiectomy (removal of the testicles) because they cannot tolerate the effects of testosterone blockers like spironolactone. Testicles usually shrink anyway under the influence of estrogen; after their removal the scrotum "flattens." Talk to your surgeon, and be sure to be conscientious with your vaginal dilation after surgery. LGromkoMD ...Read more
Can the removal of one testicle (due to a tortion) cause discomfort for the other? After examination doctor said the one left has no problem.
Torsion: Typically if one testis is detorsed, or removed for torsion, the other testis is stitched into place so that it cannot twist in the future. If that was performed, there could be some post-surgical pain. ...Read more
Is it normal for my penis tip to retract into my shaft and hurt during exercise and then my right testicle hurts with removal of tip from shaft?
Pain in testes: Your problem is complicated and you need an exam. ...Read more
Had scrotal epidermoid cysts removal 10 days ago. One of my testicle is bigger, hard and painful after surgery. What should I expect?
Been having testicle pain for four years after vasectomy. Doctor recommending removal of epididymis.. ..will this stop the pain?
For chronic swelling: It may be helpful unless infection has become effiectively treated and infection has not spread from the epididymis into the testicle. The inital therapy should be prolonged antibiotic therapy. Surgery would be a last resort without any guarantee of a pain free life after surgery. I suggest you confer with a urologist. ...Read more
I had an orchiectomy removal of testicle I am having hot flashes and my feet get hot and sweaty Is that a side effect. If so what is cure?
Here are some...: Asking your surgeon (urologist) is the better way to get instant answer fitting your clinical scenario. Bilateral orchiectomy induces the state of andropause like menopoause, which is characterized with hot flash and sweating of variable degree; there is no cure but modifying with mental acceptance + judicious use of progesterone, estrogen, antidepressants, . More? Ask experts timely. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my dad is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and doctor is saying for removal of testicles,?
My father is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and doctor is saying for removal of testicles, Is this necessary?
Questionable`: Orchiectomy is a way to cut down on testosterone and other male hormones. Another way to reduce testosterone levels is by taking medicines such as Lupron (leuprolide) or if necessary chemotherapy. Lupron (leuprolide) acts as an agonist at pituitary GnRH receptors. It indirectly downregulates secretion of gonadotropins leading to hypogonadism and thus a dramatic reduction in testosterone levels. Some prefer surgery over taking medications An orchiectomy however is permanent and represents only a first line in control of prostate cancer.. ...Read more
Does trauma to the testicles causing hernia, and surgical removal, always leave behind a hematocele resembling testicular cancer that lasts many years?
Testes Trauma: Not at all. The hematocoele is a collection of blood which will eventually be re absorbed. In the meantime, it presents as a firm mass that mimics a tumor. It should shrink and go away; if not follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
How long should the testicle be hard and swollen and inguinal hernia repair and removal of a cord lipoma? Little to no pain just hard and swollen.
Scrotum swelling: Is normal, but you should not have testicular hardness or swelling. Show it to surgeon to make sure that blood supply to testicle is intact. ...Read more
I burned my penis shaft and testicles with hair removal lotion. Going to the doctor would be embarrassing. I've used Forever Living aloe lotion/gelly.
Chemical burn.: Hair removal lotions can cause skin irritation, but don't generally cause permanent damage. The skin of the penis and scrotum is quite sensitive, however, so it often feels a lot worse than it is. You can continue to keep the area clean and watch it carefully. If the skin becomes swollen or starts to peel off, make a private appointment with a HealthTap doctor to be safe. ...Read more
I want to inject myself human chorionic gonadotropin to increase production of testosterone in my testicles. Good idea?
Could hydrocortisone cream applied on testicles permanently reduce testosterone or human growth hormone?
Steroid cream: Nope. Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very unusual: Testicles do not split in 2. Maybe have a cyst of epididymis which feels like a second testis, or head of epididymis is separate from testis ; feels like a "split". Double testicles on one or both sides can occur but are extremely rare. ...Read more
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