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To Testicular Implant or Not?

To Testicular Implant or Not?

  For men who have testicular cancer, where treatment option is the removal of the affected testicle the appearance may look the same from the outside or there may be a noticeable void and a testicular implant could restore the appearance. There are other reasons one may wish to receive an implant including cryptorchidism or anorchism/genetic or birth defect. The search for a substitute implant began in 1941, with the first prosthesis composed of vitallium (a metal alloy).  A couple of years later, an acrylic version using lucite, became popular.  Glass marbles, Gel Foam, Plexiglass, Dacron and Polyethylene prostheses have...

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Your Experience

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Cervicitis: What is it?

Cervicitis Women's Health

Cervicitis: What is it?

    What’s Cervicitis?  Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix that can affect almost half of all women at some time during their lives. What Causes Cervicitis? Causes include infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. Infections with viruses such as herpes simplex virus (HSV) or human papillomavirus (HPV). Bacteria such as staphylococcus and streptococcus are other causes. Sometimes a foreign body such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or a forgotten tampon, diaphragm, or pessary can lead to cervicitis. Other risk factors include being age, sexual behaviour or a history of sexually transmitted disease. Symptoms of Cervicitis? Cervicitis may not...

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Haemorrhoids: What Are They?

Haemorrhoids: What Are They?

Haemorrhoids (or piles) are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum, similar to a varicose vein.  They may result from straining during bowel movements or from the increased pressure on these veins during pregnancy. In many cases the cause is often unknown. Haemorrhoids may be located inside the rectum (internal haemorrhoids), or they may develop under the skin around the anus (external haemorrhoids). Haemorrhoids are incredibly common with nearly 3 out of 4 adults experiencing haemorrhoids at some stage.   Haemorrhoid symptoms usually depend on the location. These are some symptoms that are experienced:  Painless bleeding during bowel movements  Itching or irritation...

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Risk Factors and Signs Of Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Risk Factors and Signs Of Prostate Cancer

Did you know prostate cancer is the deadliest disease in men?Survival rates are strong for early intervention if symptoms are recognised and treated adequately. Some risk factors include:  Your Age Medication or Drug Use Smoking Genetics Weight Diet Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) There are very few signs in the early stages of prostate cancer. Most men are likely to find out they have abnormalities after a routine check examination by their physician.  Here are symptoms however that one shouldn't ignore:   Frequent urination Urinating during the night Difficultly in urinating Urinary incontinence Fecal incontinence Blood in urine Pain during urination Pain in ejaculation  Hard time keeping an erection...

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