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what are the common symptoms of testicular atrophy?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Small/shrunk testes: Check out http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161858.php for difference btwn sign vs symptom. Typically, you (as patient) report symptoms while we (as docs) note signs, although some conditions such as small/shrunk testes can be both. Of note, testicular atrophy is usually painless & insidious. It's also commonly associated w/unmonitored testicular replacement therapy. Go see your family doc
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: The testes of "mature" atrophy - usually by diseases such as infection / inflammation / misuse of testosterone / hypothalamic dysfunction, etc. are most likely painless but smaller and softer than the "normal" one or the usual, but may result in affecting sperm production leading to low sperm count and concentration - infertility & reducing testosterone secretion leading to hypogonadism - ED, low

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A 17-year-old male asked:

Is it possible to reverse testicular atrophy obtained after treatment of acute orhoepididimit ?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Atrophy testis: Unfortunately this cannot be reversed. The affected testis will be atrophic and small when compared to the normal side.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there any hope of treatment and reproduction in the future for testicular atrophy?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Will not enlarge: Should have normal hormone production ; almost normal fertility if atrophy only on one side. Very poor chance of fertility (reproduction) if atrophy is bilateral. Will require testosterone hormone replacement if bilateral. That will be only treatment available other than testicular prosthesis implantation.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Please explain what are some symptoms of testicular atrophy?

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Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
Hypogonadism: Depending on your age, you may experience infertility. Symptoms of low testosterone include decreased libido and erectile failure, loss of muscle mass, loss of energy and decreased work performance, and even irritability.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a testicular atrophy!?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Shrinking testes: Can occur after testicular torsion which if untreated can lead to complete atrophy (death) of affected testis. Testes can shrink/atrophy after mumps, anabolic steroid use, radiation or chemotherapy for cancer. Testicular atrophy leads to reduced testosterone and sperm production leading to sterility, loss of libido ; overall reduced strength, energy ; drive, .
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A 23-year-old male asked:

What are testicular atrophy symptoms? how it feels like?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Small balls . . .: Testicular atrophy refers to small balls, literally. Question to ask is why? They can shrink from excessive doses of testosterone or other anabolic steroids. But then, aside from small balls, you wouldn't notice anything else since you're taking T/steroids. On the other hand, if testes are small b/c pituitary or hypothalamic issue, then you might notice hypogonadism (low T) & infertility.

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