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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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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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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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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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I s there any thing like testicular congestion or spermatic cord congestion? I f yes, then what are the reasons, why this happened?

I s there any thing like testicular congestion or spermatic cord congestion? I f yes, then what are the reasons, why this happened?

Los hue os: Yes. In old days named " blue balls". In women pelvic congestion. Occurs when much sexual arousal and no action. Masturbation could relieve it- it's simple manual test. In victorian era when sex was frowned on, doctors actually masrurbated women for relief- hopefully in professional manner, ( bet insurance doesn't cover it. If history not above consult urologist. ...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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Can the implant snap?

Can the implant snap?

Rare: Rare for an implant to break. Do not expect it to "snap" all of a sudden. If poorly designed and restored, parts can fracture -- screw, or porcelain. Important to have correct occlusion - bite- for long lasting function and health. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is butt implants safe?

Is butt implants safe?

Buttock Implants: Buttock implants have the potential for infection, migration in position, erosion through the overlying skin and pain from pressure on nerves. Fat can be transferred to the buttocks if you have excess fat somewhere else to serve as a donor site for the fat. Fat transer can require multiple stages and can also result in complications. See a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about options. ...Read more

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Are butt implants safe?

Are butt implants safe?

Yes and No: Butt implants are safe but have a much higher complication rate than breast implants. Choose your surgeon wisely. Ask to speak to previous patients. Check their board certification and don't go with someone with american board of cosmetic surgery. It's not a recognized board in the United States. ...Read more

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What is testicular torsion?

What is testicular torsion?

A dangling testis...: It's a dangling testis like a bell-clapper hinging below inguinal canal from inborn poor fixation of testis supposedly to the scrotal wall so it twists as testicular size increases and cremasteric muscle acts; this is intravaginal and happens to the puberty and adults. Those hinging above external inguinal ring are extravaginal, happening to newborn or before birth. Detail? Ask doc in expertise. ...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

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Hi, i have testicular pain?

Hi, 
i have testicular pain?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to rule out infection. If it's severe, it may be torsion which is an emergency. ...Read more

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What happens after an implant?

Implant dentistry: The implant dentistry is the best. While any dental surgery does come with some discomfort, patients generally find that the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you visit your implant dentist for examination and x-rays. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get testicular torsion?

How to get testicular torsion?

Unclear, but...: Real reason is unclear, but fact/experience tells it occurs in men with inborn poor fixation to the sac so to form so-called bell-clapper deformity of testis. While its peak age around 15-19, it may occur at any age. Based on the timing of its occurrence, it has been construed that hyperactivity of cremasteric muscles of spermatic cord may be prone to incite its twisting. ...Read more

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Testicular torsion how common?

Testicular torsion how common?

Depends on age.: Testicular torsion has two peak incidences: a small one in the neonatal period and a large one during puberty, but it can occur at any age. The incidence is estimated to be 1 in 4000 in males younger than 25 years old. Approximately 65% of cases occur in boys between the ages of 12 and 18 years. ...Read more