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What happens to an adult male after his testicles are removed?

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What happens to an adult male after his testicles are removed?

Postby falken » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:09 pm

I've been dating a guy on and of for a couple years. He recently found out he has testicular cancer and will need to have one if not both testicles removed. He is having some difficulty talking about this (understandably) but I have some questions. What will sex be like for him? If both are removed will he even have a sex drive? Is it possible to get the testosterone he would lose afterward through another method, ie. medication? I am trying to be as supportive as possible. We are both in our mid 30's.
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Postby ephraim » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:15 pm

I don't have a clue but isn't it better for him to loose his sex drive (if he does) and have his life, then loose his life?
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Postby eijaz » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:24 pm

I don't have a clue but isn't it better for him to loose his sex drive (if he does) and have his life, then loose his life?
They'll turn into an Alto from a Tenor. Erection will be possible. But without a pair it can be hard. Viagra.
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Postby pablo » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:33 pm

Usually Cancer is only on one teste.
It is pretty rare anyway and the chance of it being on both is exceeedingly rare.

He should discuss this sensibly with surgeon
but I'd guess only the affected one will be removed
a dummy one can replace it cosmetically.

The remaining testicle will enlarge and take over the Testosterone output.
He should have a sex drive and usually can sire babies.

If both testes removed (usually after accident rather than cancer) then
Testosterone patches are prescribed depends on age of patient.

M.
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Postby kulbart » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:35 pm

Hello, Julie I! I am not doctor. Here's what I do know. For a man in his mid 30's to have testicular cancer, he probably has cancer somewhere else in his body too. I do not know if both testicles will have to be removed, but if only one is cancerous and the other is healthy, there will be little or no effect on him as long as the surgery is all that has to be done to "cure" him of the cancer. Men can father children and have a wonderful sex life with only testicle. If both testicles must be removed, he will not be able to father children (of course), but he may have a normal sex drive since he is a mature man. There should not be any noticeable change in his appearances (body hair, musculature, etc) either. If there is the a strong likelihood that he will have to have both testicles removed, ask the doctors if he has healthy sperm cells that could be extracted for use later so that you two could have children in spite of the cancer.

Best to the two of you. You are going through challenging times. Hang in there!
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