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Can A Person Live Without Testicles
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more
Hours to days: A very short time. Don't leave home without it! ...Read more
No.: The liver is a power house. Other functions include: it stores carbs, helps regulate blood sugar, amino acids, carbohydrates, and fats; metabolizes many drugs and hormones; produces blood clotting factors and plasma proteins; and makes bile for the digestion of fat. However, you can live with part of your liver removed; the organ will eventually regenerate and recover full function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the most part: People without a spleen can lead a normal life. Be sure you are vaccinated against these bacteria: streptococcus pneumoniae, neisseria meningitidis, and haemophilus influenzae. People without spleens are at a increased risk severe infections. You should get yearly flu vaccine and your doctor may recommend a pneumonia vaccine. Discuss infection risks and surgical complication with your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: This depends on what kind of tumor you're talking about, and where it is. Sometimes these show themselves early, sometimes they don't. At 16 it's unlikely you have any tumors anywhere -- but please talk with your physician about any concerns you have about your health, or any changes you've noticed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Starvation: A starving person who is of normal weight to start and drinks fluids with some sodium and potassium can live 45-60 days without solid food, but may be comatose for the last days. Any additional sources of calories like sugars prolong survival--indeed some patients with anorexia live many months on the edge of starvation, and may ultimately die of heart rhythm problems. ...Read more
How long can you live without a spleen?Higher chance of cancer or no?And can you live to 80 without a spleen if no complications? Reasking as noanswer
Too complicated: It's impossible to say w/o knowing a lot of specifics. The body temp is what really matters and circumstances of initial health, alcohol, humidity, etc., etc make big differences. It's not good, but if well a person has a good chance for awhile. Yet, w/ bad specifics 50 deg can cause hypothermia. ...Read more
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