I’ll be asking the urologist I’m seeing tomorrow these questions, but until then I’m wondering if anyone who’s gone through this can answer a few questions for me. Odds are, according to my doctor, my testicle will have to be removed.
NOTE: If it is cancer, I’ve been assured it’s caught early, and neither chest x-rays nor bloodwork shows any metastasis, which means my survival rate is somewhere around 99%. Not fishing for, nor do I want, any sympathies. Just want to know a few answers to questions I don’t know answers to yet.
- Does the surgical procedure to removal the testicle require intravenous?
- How long does the procedure take?
- Any side effects I should know about?
- How long do stitches stay on for?
Thanks in advance for any answers.
Dr. B and Jesus sitting in a tree!