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Will there be any complications or ill-effects in the future from getting a partial orchiectomy on one testicle from trauma (other one is still fine)?

Will there be any complications or ill-effects in the future from getting a partial orchiectomy on one testicle from trauma (other one is still fine)?

Not likely: If you are young and healthy, there should be no serious long-term effects from loss of a portion of one testis with the other testis being normal. This is true for both the hormone production aspect and reproductive or sperm production aspect of testis function. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Orchiectomy is used for what?

Orchiectomy is used for what?

Orchiectomy: Surgical removal of a testicle affected by cancer or severely damaged by trauma. ...Read more

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Is sex safe after orchiectomy?

Is sex safe after orchiectomy?

Yes!: You should consider waiting for 1 week or so to let things heal up after surgery. After that, you should be good to go. Remember in general, to be more careful about activities that risk contact to the area (horse riding, soccer, martial arts etc) as you are only running on 1 testicle now! ...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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When a person undergoes bilateral orchiectomy, what is produced?

Nothing: Bilateral orchiectomy is removing both testicles. The indications are for the presence of a large malignant tumor in the scrotum or for removal of all androgen activity needed in conditions suchas prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Could someone who is d.M.A.B, trans-gendered and under the age of 18 to get a bi-lateral orchiectomy?

Could someone who is d.M.A.B, trans-gendered and under the age of 18 to get a bi-lateral orchiectomy?

Not by certified Dr.: Trans-gender may well be genuine and OK to register with a urologist who would agree to perform operation after age 18. This would be best advice & help by a compassionate & understanding surgeon. Subject may well require further urologic trans-gender surgery later on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post orchiectomy: should I take estrogen?

Can you tell me about post orchiectomy: should I take estrogen?

Not needed: Several indications for orchiectomy. At age 48 the most common need for the procedure is cancer of the testis. If one is remaining there is no need to take replacement hormones i.e. testosterone. If the procedure was bilateral for prostate cancer a suppressive hormone drug such as Lupron (leuprolide) might be indicated at the time but no need to take estrogen unless advanced Ca requires estrogen. ...Read more

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What are the odds that an orchiectomy will reduce the size of the prostate?

What are the odds that an orchiectomy will reduce the size of the prostate?

Not hich: If one of two testicles is removed, testosterone balance is generally maintained as is prostate volume. If both testicles are removed, then the prostate will shrink by 25-30% or so. ...Read more