Who is at high risk of complications from testicular prosthesis implantation?

Those with the following conditions face a higher risk of complications:

  • Diabetics and those with a suppressed immune system, as their chances for infection are increased
  • An already existing infection anywhere in the body
  • Untreated cancer anywhere in the body
  • Previous surgery on the scrotum

What are possible complications of testicular prosthesis implantation surgery?

Known complications of testicular prosthesis insertion include:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Hematoma (pooling of blood in the scrotum)
  • Dissatisfaction with appearance following surgery
  • Scarring around the implant
  • Shifting of the prosthesis out of position
  • Rupture or leaking of the prosthesis
  • The prosthesis being expelled from the body (this usually means that the device is infected)

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