10 years ago I had epididymitis, the aftermath of which caused one of my testicles to become terribly inflamed. Though I was under medical care, I was told it would just take time for the swelling to go down. The swelling did go down about a month later, but it took the rest of the testicle with it; it atrophied to about the size of a pea.
The anxiety I had over effectively having only 1 testicle contributed to some sexual dysfunction. To combat this, I opted to get a prosthetic testicle to replace the one that atrophied. The urologist I went with didn't have any samples for me to see or feel prior to the operation, but he assured me it would look and feel just like the remaining one.
Unfortunately, the implant feels nothing like my other testicle. While it does have some give, it's nearly rock-hard. In the 3 years since I got it, I have yet to have a single sexual partner not ask about it. When I asked the urologist about it, he said my natural testicle is "unusually squishy". I don't know if this is anything to be concerned with (though if it were, I'd think he'd have told me), but the prosthetic has created even more anxiety than I had with only 1 testicle, and my dysfunction is worse than it has ever been (and I only just turned 30)! I don't know what to do at this point. Can anyone please help me?
Hi Just, What you need to do is somehow hold another mans testicol and feel how hard or soft its to beable to tell what yours is like, as this would be one way of releaving your stress.
Have you thought of having a blood test to check your testosterone levels, if you get the full test, then you could find out if the rest of a test what your other levels are.
I've had my testosterone levels checked and rechecked, and everything looks normal. Regarding the other suggestion, I'm not sure what that would accomplish. The biggest concern I have is the anxiety I feel regarding the contrast between my existing testicle and the prosthetic. I've considered having it taken out and returning to only one. I'm not sure which is worse: having 1 testicle (and spending a few thousand dollars to make that happen), or having 1 real and 1 very different fake, no the weirdness of having no sensation in the fake one (lack of sensation if no surprise, but it's a constant reminder that it's fake). I'm looking for other options that might be more appealing.
Hi Just the suggestion I gave you let your know how yours should feel, now it you think there the same as yours, it would take that part of your problem away, get the picture, so just ask a good friend and explane to him why, should work.
It would get rid of some of your anxitys, I think it would be best to leave the prosthetic one in to keep your balence, and you need to try and not notice the feeling you get, I think its 3 years of worry is putting a lot of strain on your body, you've just got to forget about it full stop, if not it will just drag you down even more, if you wear some good snug fit underwear this might help you.
I'm not embarrassed about how my natural one feels. I'm embarrassed by how different they feel. Not only can I not even imagine touching another man's testicle, I can't imagine asking a friend to allow me to. I appreciate your input.
Does anyone else have any thoughts or suggestions for me? Has anyone else had a testicular implant?
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