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I'm 3 weeks after inguinal orchiectomy, I used to lift weights. Is it safe to lift now if it's doesn't hurt during training?Or still hernia can arise?

I'm 3 weeks after inguinal orchiectomy, I used to lift weights. Is it safe to lift now if it's doesn't hurt during training?Or still hernia can arise?

Follow MD advice: You should really talk with your surgeon's office about what he/she recommends for your activity levels. Typically this surgery involves splitting the external oblique muscle and that takes several weeks to heal. ...Read more

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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


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Had a right inguinal orchiectomy a week ago. What is still down in my scrotum that is swollen?Shouldn't anything that was cut be in my abdomen?

Had a right inguinal orchiectomy a week ago. What is still down in my scrotum that is swollen?Shouldn't anything that was cut be in my abdomen?

Orchiectomy : Likely a hematoma (liquid or gelatinous collection of blood) that had settled in the scrotal sac. If so, this should resolve with time. Mention it at the time of your post op follow up (or sooner if its enlarging). ...Read more

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Single testicle removed after orchidectomy from inguinal canal at age 20will it be able to father a child?

Single testicle  removed after orchidectomy from inguinal canal at age  20will it be able to father a child?

Only need one . . .: We're put together with a lot of redundancy. Two lungs. Two eyes. Two ears. Two kidneys. Two testicles. Which isn't to say that we should start selling body parts. Just that if we ever find ourselves w/o any of these paired organs, we can still press on. In the case of a single testicle, we'll still produce same amount of sperm & testosterone, enough to impregnate an ovulating female. ...Read more

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Orchiectomy should undergo it or not?

Orchiectomy should undergo it or not?

Tell us more, Why?: Please provide more details. Why are you raising this question? Do you have Cancer of the Testicle. That is the only reason to consider doing orchiectomy in a young man of 21 years. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way for me to get an orchiectomy?

My ? Is why?: See a Urologist on an office visit. This is a difficult question not knowing why? Surgery would be the simplest , ...Read more

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Is the orchiectomy for male cancer?

Is the orchiectomy for male cancer?

Testis cancer: Entails the effected testis to be removed, unilateral orchiectomy. For advanced prostate cancer, bilateral orchiectomy is as effective and cost effective as pharmaceuticals, but the idea is unpalatable to many patients and some doctors. The anti-hormone therapy is justified for those that might want the effcts reversed, not always desireable or posible. ...Read more

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Will unilateral orchiectomy lower my sex drive?

Will unilateral orchiectomy lower my sex drive?

No, it shouldn't: Assuming everything went off without a hitch, your remaining testicle should be able to produce plenty of testosterone & sperm. Just to be sure, ask your surgeon to check your levels, preferably before & after. More likely, a decrease in sex drive or libido post-op can be due to stress (relationship, money, work family, friends), health, medications, substance use, as opposed to low t. ...Read more

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Im gonna bank my sperm then undergo orchiectomy procedures?

Im gonna bank my sperm then undergo orchiectomy procedures?

So: What is your question? As a young man, what are your plans ? and what is behind your decision ? No doctor would submit to your request unless there is a VERY VALID REASON. Seek some advice............................ ...Read more

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Psa value is 11 after orchiectomy in nov 2012 please tell me life expectancy.

Hard to say: Depends on how you respond to provenge, zytiga, (abiraterone acetate) xtandi, chemo, casodex. Lots of options. Where is cancer? If still in prostate can treat with cryo or radiation. ...Read more

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Can one side orchiectomy słów down or stop balding process? Just out of curiosity.

Can one side orchiectomy słów down or stop balding process? Just out of curiosity.

Probably not: while male pattern baldness is hastened by testosterone, it is likely that a solitary testis is making enough testosterone to keep blood levels relatively normal. ...Read more

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