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Orchiectomy is a surgery to remove one or both testicles.
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An orchiectomy may be done to treat:
- Prostate cancer that has spread
- Testicular cancer
- Testicular torsion (when twisting of the spermatic cord cuts off blood supply)
It can also be a diagnostic procedure to determine if cancer is present when a mass is found during ultrasound.
If you are planning to have an orchiectomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Nerve injury or damage to surrounding tissue or structures
- Reaction to anesthesia
Discuss these risks with your doctor before the surgery.
Call Your Doctor
After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Increasing pain, discharge, redness, or swelling at the incision site
- Pus or odor from the incision site
- A lot of bleeding
- Stitches loosen or fall out
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
In case of an emergency, CALL 911.