Orchiectomy

What is Orchiectomy?

Orchiectomy is a surgery done to remove one or both testicles to stop the body from producing testosterone. It is also a common treatment for testicular cancer. 

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

Orchiectomy is by far the most effective treatment for testicular cancer. However, the surgery has a few risks associated with it, which a patient must be aware of.

The advantages of the procedure are:

  • Prevents prostate cancer.
  • Improves the quality of life.

The risks associated with the surgery are:

  • Bleeding.
  • Reaction to anaesthesia.
  • Erection problems.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Loss of sexual interest.

Removing both the testicles will affect male infertility.

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