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Testicular Prosthesis - Topic Overview

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

The potential risks associated with testicular prostheses include infection and bleeding or blood clots (hematoma) in the scrotum, but these complications are uncommon.

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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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: January 04, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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