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Testicular Prosthesis

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
Last Revised April 1, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: April 01, 2011
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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