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Overview: Orchiectomy is a surgical procedure for removal of one or both testicles. Orchiectomy is considered to be the most effective way to remove cancerous tumors of the testicles. In some cases, orchiectomy may be followed by additional surgery to remove cancer that has spread or by other therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It may also be done to treat other conditions such as prostate cancer or in the event of severe trauma to one or both testes.
When an orchiectomy surgery is done for testicular cancer, it is called a radical inguinal orchiectomy. Here, the entire spermatic cord is removed through a small incision made in the groin.Learn More
You will be given general anesthesia to numb the pain. The surgeon will then make an incision in the groin area on the side where the testicle is being removed. If you are having both testicles removed, you will have 2 incisions. You will have a thin tube called a catheter put into your bladder during surgery. The catheter will drain urine until the surgeon feels it is no longer needed.
You may have to wear a scrotal support for some weeks to avoid any injury
You will be advised to have fibre rich food and lots of fluids to avoid constipation
Testicles: The testicles are the male sex organs that produce sperm and testosterone.Learn Less
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