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Are testicular implants used to completely replace testicles?

Are testicular implants used to completely replace testicles?

Cosmetically only.: When a testicle is removed, the scrotum will appear empty on that side. One option is to place a testicular prosthesis, which has a silicone shell filled with saline. This helps to establish a normal appearance to the scrotum. The implant does not perform any of the functions of a normal testicle, however, which is to produce sperm and release hormones such as testosterone. ...Read more

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Testicles (Definition)

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


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I have warts and extremely dry skin on my testicle s... Pls help?

I have warts  and extremely dry skin on my testicle s... Pls help?

See a doctor: This needs an exam before a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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What cell types make up the majority of a testicle? Sperm? Sertoli? Leydig? Also could you give approximate %s?

What cell types make up the majority of a testicle? Sperm? Sertoli? Leydig? Also could you give approximate %s?

Testicles: Lydig Cells are the most prevalent in terms of numbers Curtail cells are less in number but bigger in size. The functions of each are different and in terms of total function, it is irrelevant what percentage of cells is higher than the other. Sperm cells are produce in the tubules of the testicles. It is a curious question with not many clinical application save in special circumstances ...Read more

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'i have swollen right testicle but there is no pain. Not sure what''s wrong but what should I do?'

'i have swollen right testicle but there is no pain. Not sure what''s wrong but what should I do?'

Posible hydrocele: This is a fluid sac around testicle. However painless testicular swelling or lump must be considered possible cancer until proven otherwise. Scrotal ultrasound will provide the answer. Your local urologist can advise, diagnose and treat any testicular swelling. ...Read more

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Why pain in left testicle?

Why pain in left testicle?

Some reasons...: True testicle pain means a trip to the doctor right away because the testicle's blood supply can be twisted off (called torsion). When that happens, the testicle can die. Other causes of testicle pain include trauma, infection, twisting off an appendix of a testicle (a small lump next to a testicle), etc... Since one usually cannot tell if his testicle is twisted, an exam by the doctor is needed. ...Read more

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Is testicle size really what matters?

Is testicle size really what matters?

Size matters: Its really wallet size that counts! testicle size can determine testosterone levels if too small - it can affect sexual function. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a third testicle?

Is it possible to have a third testicle?

No: You likely have a cyst on the epididymis called a spermatocele. It's totally benign but only a good exam or ultrasound can tell for sure. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more