What happens when a testicle is removed?
After surgical removal of the testicles, men are at risk of loss of muscle strength, osteoporosis, decreased libido, even loss of fertility.
Patients should wear scrotum supports for the first 48 hours after surgery if instructed by a doctor or nurse.
The patient should apply ice to reduce swelling in the scrotum or around the incision, wash the area gently with soap when bathing, keep the incision dry and gauze bandage for the first few days, avoid choking during bowel movements, drink plenty of fluids and eat foods rich in fiber to keep bowel movements regular.
Be careful not to work hard for 2 weeks after surgery, do not have sex until the incision heals completely, avoid exercise, sports and running for 4 weeks after surgery.