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    Hi

    I've gone through a lot of the published research on prosthetic testicles and had a talk with a medical specialist about having an implant (to substitute the one I lost). He told me that all of his patients have complained about weight issues, and that if you want an implant to match your remaining one in size, it'll be relatively heavy. He told me it was like constantly having a bunch of coins in your pocket, and that I'll always be nagged by the sensation of something not belonging to my body just hanging around on my person.

    Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I've read nothing of the sort in the medical literature, and he's only performed the operation on three patients. But I want to make sure before I make my decision. Any advice?
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    Jeeze, I don't like the advice your doctor gave you but I don't you can see someone else. I know my father had to have prosthetic testicles but, of course, we never discussed that. If you have reason to need a prosthetic testicle I'd hope your doctor would be more encouraging and uplifting. I'm sorry you're having to go through this and I wish I could advise you but I think you need to keep asking around and maybe at least go talk to another doctor just to get his opinion on the feeling of the prosthetic. Best of Luck.
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    My guess is that they're made of silicone, because of its properties, and that would indeed make them heavier than a human testicle of the same size.

    Presumably you're not happy not having a prosthetic? Is there a peer support group for survivors of testicular cancer you could talk to?

    Who's going to see you naked and but not be someone you can talk to about only having one testicle?
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    I think what you need to consider first is, do you absolutely need a prosthetic one? Would you be happy with one?
    What is your age?
    Remember you're a strong guy, stay positive!


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    Thanks for the replies. I'll probably end up getting a second opinion just in case, but I'm leaning towards getting one as it stands at the moment. To answer your questions; yes, I feel I absolutely need one. I just got out of a serious relationship and this thing is keeping me from getting back out on the "market" again. I don't feel confident enough at all to go without one. I know this makes me vain and superficial, but that's just how I view the matter.
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    The reality is that hardly anyone - and certainly no-one worth having a relationship with - will care. They'll have made the decision whether or not to sleep with you before you remove your trousers...

    But reality is not the most significant thing here. That's fine, but when you see someone, ask about the possibility and risks of having it removed, should you change your mind (for example, after you're in a relationship).
 
 
 
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