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A testicular prosthesis is a small implant with a size,
shape, and consistency like a real testicle. It is usually made of a soft
plastic (silicone) shell and filled with saline (salt water).
risks of a testicular prosthesis include infection and
bleeding or blood clots in the
scrotum. But these problems are not 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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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