BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER, PLEASE NOTE THAT TESTICULAR PAIN MAY ALSO BE RELATED TO TESTICULAR TORSION OR EPIDIDIMITIS.
TESTICULAR TORSION IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY THAT NEEDS TO BE RELIEVED WITHIN 6 HOURS AND MAY REQUIRE SURGERY. IF YOU ARE CURRENLY EXPERIENCING TESTICULAR PAIN THAT DOES NOT IMPROVE WITH TESTICULAR ELEVATION, AKA NEGATIVE PREHN'S SIGN, PLEASE GO TO YOUR CLOSEST EMERGENCY ROOM WITHOUR READING THE REST OF THIS PAGE. IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TESTICULAR TORSION, CLICK HERE. PLEASE NOTE THAT DOPPLER ULTRASOUND IS FAR SUPERIOR TO CLINICAL TESTS IN DIAGNOSING IT.
ANOTHER CAUSE OF TESTICULAR PAIN IS EPIDIDIMITIS. IT PRESENTS WITH POSITIVE PREHN'S SIGN AND TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS. THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, SO YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR DOCTOR AND MAY PROCEED WITH THE REST OF THE TEXT.
Unfortunately, Scrotum Reduction surgery has become a point of ridicule on some web sites. Many web authors do not understand the reasons other males are looking into scrotal reduction procedures.
Some patients do consider the scrotum reduction for pure vanity reasons. However, many others do have legitimate physical reasons to have the procedure done despite the fact that it might not be covered by insurance.
In responce to some web comments, in my experience, sexual orientation of the patients has no role in this surgery. What I did notice is that most of my scrotal reduction patients at some point in there lives were actively involved in sports and/or had previous testicular surgery.
The most common reasons I have encontered in my practice are:
1. pain and discomfort associated with testicle years after varicocele
or hydrocele surgery when the scrotal skin and muscle did
not retract after the varicocele or hydrocele were removed
and patients experience pain during exercise, intercourse or ejaculation,
2. scrotal tissues get stretched out and get trapped in bicycle seat or
3. unrelated to surgery excessive stretching of scrotum and relatively
short spermatic cord do not allow proper support of the testicle
during intercourse and ejaculation causing pain and leading to
avoidance of intimacy
4. excessively stretched out scrotum may touch toilet water when
the patient has bowel movement and scrotum relaxes, requiring
patient to support the scrotum with own hand or having to squat
over toilet rather then sitting down.
5. some patients, whose significant others are younger, may feel self
conscious especially if that someone special made a comment about it;
6. previous use of stretching devices. Some males may feel
that circumcision they had resulted in a cosmetic or functional deformity.
Some of them used commercially available stretching defices attempting
to restore the foreskin. Unfortunately, some experienced stretching
of the scrotal tissue at the same time.
Obviously, I do not foresee scrotum lift or scrotum reduction surgery becoming equivalent to breast lift in women. However, as more and more men are becoming aware of this procedure, at least it gives them an opportunity to consider available options.
If you are considering scrotal reduction or scrotal lift surgery for yourself or your significant other, please feel free to contact our office. We understand the sensitive and private nature of this problem and we are happy to offer our services.
Incidentally, we have come across some web sites stating how simple and reliable the procedure is. Indeed, the basic scrotum reduction surgery is not complex, however, I would not oversimplify it either. Please read the answers below and I hope some of them will explain why this seemingly simple surgery has to be treated with "proper respect" and taken seriously.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about Scrotal Lift or Scrotum Reduction surgury issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.
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