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Can damage to testicles cause hypogonadism?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: If it's severe enough, yes.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Is very important to consult a doctor when a child is complaining about testicular pain.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
No: Possible especially if damage was induced by radiation. Special tests can determine if sufficient testicular tissue is present. See an endocrinologist as monotrobg will be needed around puberty time.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Any type of serious damage or injury to the testicles can result in hypogonadism. The injury or trauma may be minimal but the testes are very sensitive to sustaining injury. The loss of testosterone may be temporary or permanent depending on several factors such as age of the patient, type of injury, and patient comorbidities.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: It depends on the type of damage, but if your testosterone-making cells are damaged, you may be hypogonadal.

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