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Pain After Orchiopexy
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
7 days after orchiopexy I masturbated(was uninformed)and the testicle which was twisted hurts now and is slightly swallen,pain not severe, what to do?
Can I have an orchiopexy done if I have bell clapper deformity so theres 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer