Most men with testicular cancer have surgery to remove the affected testicle. Having one testicle removed shouldn't affect your long term:. The remaining testicle usually makes more testosterone the male sex hormone and sperm, to make up for the one that was removed. But for some men their remaining testicle might not work so well and this could reduce their fertility.
How might removal of one or both testicles affect a man’s sex life?
Can you get an erection without testicles?
I talk about Matt's lack of balls as if I was there when he lost them. I was not. I actually hadn't seen him in the 10 years since high school during which, four years ago, he survived testicular cancer. But we'd been flirting over text message for three months, sending drunken haiku poems and jokes about eloping to Mexico. He was as slyly sarcastic as I'd remembered from high school. And attractive, and smart, and kind.
Can you get an erection without testicles and are your balls healthy?
Alastair Duns, from Tooting, London, is "more of a man" following his cancer ordeal, according to his girlfriend. A keen sportsman and super fit at just 27 Alastair Duns had no reason to fear for his health. He had moved from his home town of Newcastle to Southampton to persue his dream career as a yachtsman in He spent his days racing boats and luxury vessels - making regular trips across the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Three years later, on one of his regular trips to the gym, Alistair felt some discomfort in his groin and dismissed it as a strain or pulled muscle.
Most men's testicles are a similar size, although it's common for one to be slightly larger and one testicle often hangs lower than the other. But what should healthy testicles look and feel like, how can you tell if something is amiss, and what happens if you lose a gonad? We spoke to male cancer information nurse Rob Cornes about the key testicle health questions to put your mind and your balls at ease:. Testicles are a pair of oval-shaped organs held with a sac of skin, called the scrotum. The scrotum hangs outside of the body, because the testicles need to be kept slightly cooler than body temperature.