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Testicular Prosthesis

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Testicular Prosthesis

Overview

A testicular prosthesis is a small implant with a size, shape, and consistency like a real testicle. It's usually made of a soft plastic (silicone) shell and filled with saline (salt water).

The risks of a testicular prosthesis include infection and bleeding or blood clots in the scrotum. But these problems aren't common.

If a prosthesis is implanted before puberty, it will need to be replaced later with a larger prosthesis that matches the adult size of the normal testicle.

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Current as of: February 28, 2023

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