A 21-year-old male asked:
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could bacterial orchitis that was left untreated for awhile (treated now) cause increased chance of testicular cancer from all the atrophy?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
First it is rare: Bacterial orchitis is rare, it is viral ( mumps ) is more common. Total atrophy of testis is also rare, usually a vascular injury is the cause.If it occurs incidence of testicular will not be high as germ cells ( sperm producing cells ) will disappear during atrophy.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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yes testosterone levels will be normal most of the time other side compensates and will enlarge slightly , sperm volume will almost same as seminal vesicles contribute to the volume. One normal testis is enough for fertilization.
Nov 30, 2014

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