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Can damage to testicles cause hypogonadism?

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 more

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Testicles (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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Dr has diagnosed me with pri hypogonadism and bilateral testicular atrophy. Dr prescribed fortesta, will my testicles shrink more?

Dr has diagnosed me with pri hypogonadism and bilateral testicular atrophy. Dr prescribed fortesta, will my testicles shrink more?

Not reported: Thhus Fortesta ia unlikely to cause any additional testicular shrinkage. However, it is theoretically possible as testicular function may well be supressed. Most common side effect reported has been skin reactions, mostly mild. ...Read more

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Can hypogonadism be caused by a varicoecele?

Can hypogonadism be caused by a varicoecele?

Yes: Varicoceles occupy a portion of the scrotum (sac) and can compression the testis and decrease fertility, libido, etc. This can be due to poor temperature regulation and restriction of blood flow to the testis. ...Read more

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Possible for malnutrition cause hypogonadism?

Possible for malnutrition cause hypogonadism?

Yes: Your body will postpone reproductive function in both men and women with severe malnutrition. Best example of that is girls with anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

Not usually: There may be other congenital defects esp central diabetes insipidus. ...Read more

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Is it possible for malnutrition cause permanent side effects like hypogonadism?

Is it possible for  malnutrition cause permanent side effects like hypogonadism?

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

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What other treatment options are there for hypogonadism if androgel causes me urinary problems?

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 more

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Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?

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

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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

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Can hypogonadism cause weight loss if left untreated?

Can hypogonadism cause weight loss if left untreated?

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

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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

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What is the cause of hypogonadism?

Several: A genetic gene deletioncausing anterior pituitary failure called Kallmans Testicle failure Primary pituitary failure ovarian failure these are common causes ...Read more

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What are probable causes of hypogonadism?

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 more

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Is hypogonadism caused by steroids use reversible?

Is hypogonadism caused by steroids use reversible?

Hypogonadism: There are many causes of hypogonadism, too numerous to enumerate here. Steroid use very certainly among the causes. ...Read more

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Hypogonadism (Definition)

A failure of the gonads, testes in men and ovaries in ...Read more