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If my boyfriend had testicular surgery as a child will he be able to have children?

If my boyfriend had testicular surgery as a child will he be able to have children?

Usually yes: Guys start out with 2 testicles, so if something happens to one of them, the other one alone makes enough hormones and sperm to have a family. So, the question is whether or not he has at least one good testicle. The answer is usually yes, even though nothing is 100% certain in life. ...Read more

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How much risk is surgery to remove testicular varices?

How much risk is surgery to remove testicular varices?

Very safe: I assume you are having an interventional radiology procedure to embolization the veins with a small coil. This is very safe and time tested. ...Read more

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Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Possibly: It really depends on the type of problem you had as a child and the surgery performed to correct it. If the testicle was undescended but was brought down into the scrotum promptly, Is unlikely that you have any decreased spermatogenesis in that testis. The best way to know is to submit a semen sample for analysis (sperm count) ...Read more

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What are the effects of surgery for testicular torsion?

What are the effects of surgery for testicular torsion?

Several possible.: Surgery for testicular torsion exposes the testicle, de-torses the spermatic cord, and fixes both testicles in place (orchipexy). The incision is similar to a hernia surgery. If the torsed testis is not viable, it is removed. Testicular salvage rates are between 41-70%, depending on age and time to surgery. Orchipexy fixes the testicles in place to prevent future episodes. ...Read more

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Does no severe pain rule out regular testicular torsion? (not referring to intermittent testicular torsion since that doesn't need immediate surgery)

Does no severe pain rule out regular testicular torsion? (not referring to intermittent testicular torsion since that doesn't need immediate surgery)

Yes it does: Testicular torsion results from twisting of the spermatic cord to the testicle resulting in cutting off the blood supply to the tedticle. This results in severe pain that is unrelenting . ...Read more

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What does surgery for testicular torsion feel like?

What does surgery for testicular torsion feel like?

Pain: Emergent surgery is needed to explore testis through scrotum and fix the affected testis if salvageable as well as the opposite one; the time window for saving torsed testis is about 6-8 hours, so go in a hurry. If the torsed testis cannot be saved, remove it (orchiectomy). Postop pain and swelling are expected and usually resolved nicely after the worst pain over the first/second postop days. ...Read more

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Can i shower after 6 days of testicular torsion surgery ?

Can i shower after 6 days of testicular torsion surgery
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Yes: Showering can begin 48 hours after testicular surgery. You should avoid bathing or soaking in water for 2 weeks. Inspect the surgical area daily and followup with your surgeon if there is any sign of infection. ...Read more

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Who do I ask if questions about testicular torsion surgery?

Who do I ask if questions about testicular torsion surgery?

The urologist.: Almost always performed by a urologist. Discuss any concerns with any physician in advance. It is a pretty-side-effect free procedure and is done in outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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Testicular torsion surgery recovery, how long will this take?

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Vary but short...: The duration of postop recovery may highly vary from as short as one week to as long as 4-6 weeks, but usually within 2 weeks. In fact, most of my patients returned to work in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how surgery for testicular torsion feel like?

Here are some ...: Bilateral orchiopexy is the surgical procedures to fix mobile testis of testicular torsion, which can be done safely under anesthesia as outpatient with very low rate of complications under experienced hands, and considered as an emergent surgery for acute case within 10 hours after its onset or as elective/urgent one for intermittent torsion. Detail? Ask Doc timely. Best wish ... ...Read more