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Can Damage To Testicles Cause Hypogonadism
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. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Hi i'm 18 & my sexual organs have shrunken, i've lost weight, I have bad pains beneath my testicles forever. Is it hypogonadism?
I have had hypogonadism since I was 26 .I've not been able to get my wife pregnant and my testicles use to hang down, now there in me or barley out?
See urologist: You need to have a fertility evaluation by a urologist. This typically includes semen analysis (usually 2 samples) and blood tests for testosterone, lh, fsh, prolactin. With this information, your urologist will be able to make a diagnosis and hopefully offer treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr has diagnosed me with pri hypogonadism and bilateral testicular atrophy. Dr prescribed fortesta, will my testicles shrink more?
I recently had orchitis in my left testicle and the size atrophied a pretty decent amount after the infection. I want to bring it back to normal size, i read online HCG is used to stimulate growth in boys with hypogonadism. Also, men that shrink testicles
All reversible: The hormonal consequences of malnutrition are secondary to your pituitary gland shuting down to slow down or stop hormonal functions that are not necesary for survival like reproduction or growing. As soon as nutrtional status is restored all functions return. ...Read more
All are same . . .: Testosterone replacement manufacturers will hate me for writing this but they're all the same. It's just a matter of branding, like chevy vs dodge vs ford. You pick one you can afford (that's important!) & which you like (gel vs patch vs gum vs shot etc) & which you gives you best results. Some folks like viper over corvette but they're both pretty fast to me. Side effects are all similar, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?
Other way around ...: Sleep apnea and other forms of poor sleep don't directly cause hypogonadism, although obesity (linked to sleep apnea) is correlated w/low T b/c excess Estradiol (from obesity) leads to less Free T. That's why we often recommend exercise & weight loss to treat low T. OTOH, TRT can aggravate sleep apnea so sleep should be monitored if you have OSA or are at risk. ...Read more
Can primary hypogonadism be resolved? A stunt which involvd my private part and a hoover 7yrs back caused this. Thinking how to reverse 1side atrophy.
Urologist: If you had trauma to the testicles, you need to see a urologist, who is a surgeon who works on these issues. If one testicle is damaged, the other one can normally do the job of 2 and you will not be hypogonadal, but first you need to be evaluated. ...Read more
No: Hypogonadism causing low testosterone levels can lead to decreased muscle mass if it is severe but I am not aware of it being a cause of significant weight loss. Diagnosing hypogonadism is often difficult but testosterone replacement usually only helps in moderate to severe cases so if you are unsure of the diagnosis you should consult with an endocrinologist if you haven't done so ...Read more
Testosterone 200ng/dl in all my tests for pas 8 years.SHBG always below 14nmol/l.Can low SHBG be the cause of my hypogonadism? Can I fix it?
My husband has primary hypogonadism Due to gynocemastia removed at 18, Klinefelter's is likely the cause. Can we have a baby of our own with IVF/ICSI?
Confusing question: If he is Klinefelters, both his hypogonadism and gynecomastia are part of that condition, which can be confirmed by chromosome test. The vast majority of these men are sterile by their mid 20's as the testis do not produce fertile sperm. If he were to be a mosaic, with not all cells affected, he might be fertile, and a fertility clinic or urologist could assess this possibility. ...Read more
Depends. : There is primary and secondary hypogonadism. In men, primary hypogonadism is caused by testicular cancer, trauma, or genetic disorders. Secondary hypogonadism is commonly caused by depression, anxiety, obesity, head trauma, aging, or other chronic diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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