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What happens during an orchiopexy?

What happens during an orchiopexy?

Here is info: From Mayo Clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/undescended-testicle/basics/definition/con-20037877

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Dr. Jaime Michel
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Orchiopexy (Definition)

An orchiopexy is a surgical procedure where the testicle is fixed in place inside the scrotum. This can be performed for an undescended testicle that has failed to reach the proper position. This can also be used to resolve & prevent testicular torsion, where a twist in the spermatic cord compromises the blood supply. The procedure is primarily performed by ...Read more


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What exactly is bilateral orchiopexy?

What exactly is bilateral orchiopexy?

Testicular surgery.: Orchiopexy is a surgical procedure where a testicle is fixed to the scrotum it maintain its position. It is performed in cases of undescended testicle and in testicular torsion, where the testicle dangerously twists to cut off its blood supply. Bilateral means that it is performed on both the right and left sides. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orchiopexy?

What is the definition or description of: orchiopexy?

Testicle fixed.: An orchiopexy is a surgical procedure where the testicle is fixed in place inside the scrotum. This can be performed for an undescended testicle that has failed to reach the proper position. This can also be used to resolve & prevent testicular torsion, where a twist in the spermatic cord compromises the blood supply. The procedure is primarily performed by pediatric surgeons or urologists. ...Read more

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What is orchiopexy surgery?

What is orchiopexy surgery?

See below: Orchiopexy is a urology surgery procedure to bring a man's testicle back down into the scrotum, usually performed in children when the testicle did not descend properly. In adults it may be a procedure performed for testicular torsion to hold the testicle in the proper position in the scrotum. ...Read more

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At this age can I have orchiopexy surgery?

At this age can I have orchiopexy surgery?

What age?: I do not know what age you are speaking of or why you think you may need this surgery. I do not know of an age restriction with any surgery as long as your general health is good. ...Read more

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How much time would it take to completely heal and recover after an orchiopexy surgery?

How much time would it take to completely heal and recover after an orchiopexy surgery?

Child or Adult?: Also depends upon surgeon & surgical technique used, i.e whether open or laparoscopic. If open, whether trans-abdominal or if inguinal canal needed to be opened. By & large babies healed in 7 - 10 days, young boys 7 - 14 days. Older boys & young adults 1 - 3 weeks. Of course longer if there are complications. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get orchiopexy on the same testicle?

How do I know if I should get orchiopexy on the same testicle?

Question is unclear: Could you please explain. Does this relate to an undescended testis, retractile testis or testicular torsion? ...Read more

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What's inguinal exploitation with possible orchiopexy bilateral?

What's inguinal exploitation with possible orchiopexy bilateral?

Inguinal exploration: Is the appropriate term. It's when the groin is opened to fix something in it, here presumably the testicle. An orchiopexy is an operation to bring an undescended testicle down into the scrotum and secure it in place or to fix a loose testicle in place in the scrotum to keep it from torsing (twisting). Bilateral means it would be done on both sides. ...Read more

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How long before I can masturbate following bilateral orchiopexy surgery?

How long before I can masturbate following bilateral orchiopexy surgery?

When comfortable: I hope the surgery was a success. Enjoying your improved body is something you can do as soon you feel ready. Go easy. ...Read more

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Hi - how much does Bilateral Orchiopexy surgery cost? I live in Hong Kong and my 10 month son needs this, but the cost is astronomical. Thanks

Hi - how much does Bilateral Orchiopexy surgery cost? I live in Hong Kong and my 10 month son needs this, but the cost is astronomical. Thanks

Try India: From what I have learned, the cost of surgery will be much lower in India in some of their reputable hospitals that cater primarily to overseas patients.
See attached link to the Apollo hospital system link for the procedure needed. ...Read more

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Cam I masterbate right after orchiopexy?

Cam I masterbate right after orchiopexy?

Provided you don't: Hurt yourself. But why don't you wait a week or two until your scrotum has healed? ...Read more

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Is testicular torsion treated with orchiopexy?

Is testicular torsion treated with orchiopexy?

Testicular fixation: Otherwise known as scrotal orchidopexy/orchiopexy (both spellings are correct. Of course testis must first be untwisted. Both testicles should be fixed as anatomy making testis prone to torsion is usually similar on both sides. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is inguinal exploitation with possible orchiopexy bilateral?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is inguinal exploitation with possible orchiopexy bilateral?

Caution advised: Inguinal exploration suggests that testes are not palpable. In which case inguinal ; abdominal ultrasound may demonstrate non-palpable high inguinal or intra-abdominal testes. Diagnostic laparoscopy best to identify intra-abdominal testes. Then correct surgical approach may well be trans-abdominal or laparoscopic and not inguinal. Consider 2nd opinion by pediatric urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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POST-OP BILATERAL ORCHIOPEXY. MY SON IS HAVING A VERY DIFFICULT TIME WALKING. IS THAT NORMAL? HE'S 14 YEARS OLD. HAD THE SURGERY 3 DAYS AGO.

Normal: At his age will likely walk like a cowboy for about 10 days. Will walk normally again after scrotal swelling has subsided. ...Read more

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I had an orchiopexy performed 4 days ago for intermittent torsion, the testicle has become firm but not overly painful, is this a normal symptom?

I had an orchiopexy performed 4 days ago for intermittent torsion, the testicle has become firm but not overly painful, is this a normal symptom?

It is okay...: ... for now--4 days after testicular surgical fixation for its torsion. The pace and eventual outcome of postoperative tissue resolution widely vary reflecting the magnitude of surgery and the professional skill which are associated with expected tissue injury. So, all what you reported could be normal as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. Give time. More? Ask your surgeon timely ...Read more

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Can I have an orchiopexy done if I have bell clapper deformity so there's a high risk of torosion?

Can I have an orchiopexy done if I have bell clapper deformity so there's a high risk of torosion?

Yes: Elective orchiopexy is possible. I don't recommend it unless you've had episodes of pain or had actual torsion. I see plenty of bell clapper deformities in adults and only recommend fixing if they've had pain. Be prepared to take at least 3 weeks off from heavy activity. ...Read more

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I have had a bilateral orchiopexy done 6 days ago and masturbated 3 days ago. There was a lot of blood in my sperm is that normal?

I have had a bilateral orchiopexy done 6 days ago and masturbated 3 days ago. There was a lot of blood in my sperm is that normal?

Hematospermia: This is not likely a problem. Hematospermia can seem frightening but very rarely represents a significant problem. This will clear up. I would be more concerned if you said your scrotum was swollen. ...Read more

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I'm 34 I had orchiopexy done when I was 10 ever since its very tender and paiful when touched. Also the testicle changes size and form. Is this normal?

I'm 34 I had orchiopexy done when I was 10 ever since its very tender and paiful when touched. Also the testicle changes size and form. Is this normal?

Testicular pain: You need to be evaluated by urologist. This is not a normal condition. It is possible that you developed a hydro-seal, also you may have a form of reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Only a thorough exam can shed some light on the subject. ...Read more

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Had orchiopexy 13 days ago. Doc says no sex for 4 weeks. I'm healing very. My main incisionand stitches are almost completely gone and I only occasion?

Had orchiopexy 13 days ago. Doc says no sex for 4 weeks. I'm healing very. My main incisionand stitches are almost completely gone and I only occasion?

I'm not entirely: Sure what your question is but I presume you want to know if you must abide by the recommendation of "no sex for 4 weeks." I understand you are 21, and that it might be challenging to abstain for a month, but I think that is the best decision even if you are healing very well. You could consider contacting your surgeon, and checking with him/her, but short of that, I would wait the 4 weeks:) ...Read more

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With orchiopexy do you suture through the tunica albuginea of the testicle?

NO, usually: In most commonly used technique, spermatic cord is lengthened a pouch is created between skin and dortois muscle placed with out twisting inside the pouch usually no stitch is needed, if suture is needed not into testicular tissue. ...Read more

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Will my scrotum feel the same after orchiopexy surgery has healed? Just had it 1 day ago.

Will my scrotum feel the same after orchiopexy surgery has healed? Just had it 1 day ago.

Usually, yes...: You expects post-orchiopexy pain which will ease over time if the diagnosis for undergoing orchiopexy is correct, but the ending point of postoperative improvement may highly vary among individuals. Now, just one day after surgery, so be patient as long as getting better day by day.

Best luck... ...Read more

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When can I resume activities like gym, running and sports after orchiopexy (dartos pouch technique without insoluble sutures)?

When can I resume activities like gym, running and sports after orchiopexy (dartos pouch technique without insoluble sutures)?

Usually 4-6 weeks: If your orchiopexy involved an inguinal (groin) incision, then minimal 4 and closer to 6 weeks would be standard waiting period before resuming normal physical and recreational activities to allow adequate healing. If just a scrotal incision, then 3-4 weeks more likely. It is always best to check with your surgeon who is most familiar with the specifics of your problem and follow his advice. ...Read more

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Do they use insoluble sutures for stitching remaining testicle during orchiopexy (lost one due to torsion) or will they just create a pouch?

Do they use insoluble sutures for stitching remaining testicle during orchiopexy (lost one due to torsion) or will they just create a pouch?

Here are some...: Using non-absorbable stitch is most advised for orchiopexy for testicular torsion so to prevent its rare recurrence. More? Ask your urologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the scrotum to be misshapen after orchiopexy surgery for torsion? Seem almost like the scrotum itself is twisted,

Is it normal for the scrotum to be misshapen after orchiopexy surgery for torsion? Seem almost like the scrotum itself is twisted,

POST OP: Post op swelling and skin irregularities are normally seen. Follow up with your urologist to insure proper healing and evaluate for any postoperative issues ie infection ...Read more

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After orchiopexy surgery for torsion I have extreme pain and swelling in my right testicle. Only hurts in my right and left testicle by my epidydmis?

When? ...: If severe pain and swelling happens within hours or one day after orchopexy, consider possible hematoma and surgical pain. But if days afterwords but getting better slowly day by day, it's probably ok. To assess such condition, require a close review of the feature, degree, and progress of pain with its detailed sequence of events. So, record these and bring them to surgeon for analysis and... ...Read more

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Surgery for my right undescended testicle (orchiopexy) was done late at 13 years of age. I am 21 now. How to find that my testicle is functioning well?

Surgery for my right undescended testicle (orchiopexy) was done late at 13 years of age. I am 21 now. How to find that my testicle is functioning well?

Difficult problem: If that testical is similar in size to the other, you can assume it is healthy & functioning. They can do a doppler ultrasound and verify proper blood flow, but the product of both testis are mixed if you do a simple sperm study. You only need one to work well. One of the reasons for surgery is to get it down where you can monitor it changes that suggest cancer. ...Read more