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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Testicle Problems
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User :   At 57 years of age,is it necessary to still have to keep the testicles..
I have no further need for mine,always hurt myself with them and desire their removal.
But all i meet is disaproval when i ask..
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you not sexually active?
Doctor :   How do you hurt them?
User :   No,not at 57..
User :   Cannot find good enough protection for them.. crash bump into sharp corners,even walking is troublesome..They are too low and heavy and a curse at my age.
User :   One hour a day,i am in pain..every day..
Doctor :   The doctor can create a pouch under the skin of thigh and place them there
Doctor :   because they are still important for your manliness, aggressive ness
Doctor :   If they are placed under the skin of thigh they are not hurt frequently
User :   How is that performed,are they pushed out of the scrotum internally and pouched internally,i do not understand..
Doctor :   They remove the scrotum and put the testicles and vas deferens, in an artifically created pocket under thigh skin, the pad of fat
Doctor :   The procedure is better explained by surgeon who does it
Doctor :   Actually this procedure is done for scrotal cancer, where they take off the entire scrotum
Doctor :   and then put both the testes on each side under the skin of the thigh
Doctor :   Then you have only penis hanging
Doctor :   and still can ejaculate when you masturbate or sex
Doctor :   Did you understand?
Doctor :   Testis function is not only sexual
User :   Surely it would be cheaper,if no scrotal cancer is present,to remove the testicles and rely on daily medication for a person my age?
Doctor :   but hormonal, it releases very important
Doctor :   testosterone
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You do not need any medication
User :   medication if i have/am able to have them removed...testosterone can be taken by women orally,why not men if the testicles are cut?
Doctor :   Natural testosterone is always good without drug interactions
Doctor :   if you take them artificially then it can interact with other medicines that you currently take or may need in future
User :   All right Doctor,my thanks to you for your advice.. will have a think and decide the next step . Cheers. AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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