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Testicle Replacement Surgery: Do I need it?

Testicle Replacement Surgery

Reasons for getting surgery

The main reason that you will need a testicle replacement surgery from Moorgate, would be due to testicular cancer. Cancer of the testicle is one of the less common cancers, it mainly affects men between the ages of 15 and 49 years of age. However, it is still the most common reason for having to have a testicle removed.

But how do you know? Here are the symptoms.

Symptoms

The main typical symptoms are a painless swelling or lump in one of the testicles, or any change in shape or texture of the testicles. The swelling or lump can be around the size of a pea, but it may also be larger. Most lumps or swellings in the scrotum aren’t in the testicle and aren’t a sign of cancer, but they should never be ignored.

There are also a range of other symptoms to look out for, including the ones below:

  • An increase in the firmness of a testicle
  • A difference between one testicle and the other
  • A dull ache or sharp pain in your testicles or scrotum, which may come and go
  • A feeling of heaviness in your scrotum

What Moorgate can do

Our surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic and takes around one hour. In most cases, you can go home on the same day. And whilst our andrologists have their own preference in terms of an incision, it is common to use an incision of the scrotum to keep any scars to a minimum and largely unseen.

The surgeon will then make a new space for the implant to fit. The implant chosen with you will be the one that most closely matches your other testicle in the case of replacing just one. Some andrologists prefer to place a suture to avoid the testicle implant from migrating from the scrotum.

Get in contact with us today to book your appointment or date for your testicle replacement surgery.

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