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At what age does a man generally need a testicular implant?

At what age does a man generally need a testicular implant?

Implant?: it is unclear what you're actually asking. A testicle "implant" would only be done for cosmetic reasons if there is absence of one testis. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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


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How old should the male be at the time of testicular implant?

How old should the male be at the time of testicular implant?

Testicular implant: Usually there is not an age limitation but i recommend that you are fully developed so a similar size prosthesis is placed to avoid having to repeat the procedure later on. ...Read more

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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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Do I have a testicular dissorder or dissease?

Do I have a testicular dissorder or dissease?

Depends: This depends on the particular problem. Do you feel a growth on self exam. Did an ultrasound show a tumor. Are you having abnormal hormonal levels, etc. ...Read more

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Are testicular ultrasounds accurate?

Are testicular ultrasounds accurate?

Generally, yes.: Scrotal ultrasounds (us) are very sensitive for determining the presence of testicular masses, cysts, and relatively sensitive for detecting infection. Doppler studies done by us are very good at determining blood flow and evaluating torsion. Though us can make a diagnosis of tumor, it usually cannot reliably predict the type of cancer. The experience of the technician also makes a difference. ...Read more

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Aredental bridges so inferior to implants?

Aredental bridges so inferior to implants?

They Have Problems: Bridges can last a long time, if you take care of them. However, studies show that implants are easier to maintain for a lifetime, and have a higher probability of lasting. They also don't damage the teeth on either side, like bridges. They can cost a bit more up-front, but they require less maintenance and generally have fewer problems down the road. So, they're more cost efficient long-term. ...Read more

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Should I consider a testicular prosthesis?

Should I consider a testicular prosthesis?

Personal Decision: A testicular prosthesis is an implant used to replace a removed or missing testicle. Physically, it does not affect the body or the function either way. Psychologically and emotionally, some men feel better or more "normal" with the prosthesis. Some men are also concerned about not looking "normal" to their partners or others. ...Read more

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What causes testicular pain?

What causes testicular pain?

Long list, more info: depends on location, duration, swelling, recent trauma, mass, recent potential sexual relations, associated symptoms. Please seek good medical evaluation ...Read more