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Testicle Prosthesis

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

What do I need to know about this surgery?

During this surgery, a testicle prosthesis (implant) will be placed in your scrotum. This surgery is done to replace a missing testicle.

How do I prepare for this surgery?

Your healthcare provider will talk to you about how to prepare for surgery. He may tell you not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery. He will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your surgery.

What will happen during this surgery?

You may be given general anesthesia to keep you asleep and free from pain during surgery. You may instead be given local anesthesia to numb the surgery area. With local anesthesia, you may still feel pressure or pushing during surgery, but you should not feel any pain. Your surgeon may make an incision in the upper part of your scrotum or another area. He will make a space for the prosthesis using his finger or a tool. The implant will then be placed in this space. Your surgeon will close the incision with stitches and cover it with a bandage.

What are the risks of this surgery?

You may get an infection or develop a hematoma (collection of blood near the incision). The testicle prosthesis may move out of place. The testicle prosthesis may not look or feel the way you expected.

Care Agreement

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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