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Can testicular torsion lead to low testosterone?

Can testicular torsion lead to low testosterone?

Maybe: It all depends upon how badly your testis was harmed. Realistically, you actually only need one testis to supply enough testosterone & sperm. And since only one testis typically undergoes torsion, even if that one is damaged enough to require removal, you should still have enough from the other. You're hosed only if both testes twist at same time w/o getting treatment soon enough. ...Read more

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Low Testosterone (Definition)

Laboratory definition of low testosterone is a result below lower limit of normal reference range for that person's age & gender. Blood should be drawn in early morning (before 10am) w/2 abnormal results to support clinical definition of low t (hypogonadism) which may include low energy, loss of or inability to gain muscle, increase in abdominal fat, depression, cognitive ...Read more


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I lost a testicle due to torsion... Am i in fertile or also have low testosterone... Two urologist say it's nothing to worry about?

I lost a testicle due to torsion... Am i in fertile or also have low testosterone... Two urologist say it's nothing to worry about?

Monitoring advised.: The majority of young men losing a testis to torsion suffer no significant problems of fertility or testosterone levels. Like any medical condition however, there is a wide spectrum of results different patients may experience. If concerned, you may monitor your levels and measure blood tests in the future to check your status as indicated. ...Read more

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17yeards old. Hard to gain weight. No beard/no body hair. Had prevention surgery because i tended to have testicular torsion. Do I have low testoster?

17yeards old. Hard to gain weight. No beard/no body hair. Had prevention surgery because i tended to have testicular torsion. Do I have low testoster?

Puberty: Boys (and girls) go thru puberty w/specific stages as popularized by tanner (http://www.Fpnotebook.Com/endo/exam/mltnrstg.Htm). Development depends upon hormones like testosterone as well as genetics. Not every boy/man will have lots of facial or body hair. But all boys/men should have some pubic hair as early as 10yo & late as 15yo w/axillary hair by 14yo. So if none of that by 17yo, go see doc. ...Read more

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Why is my testosterone low (280ng/dl)? I also have testicular pain?

Why is my testosterone low (280ng/dl)? I also have testicular pain?

Testosterone: 280 is just below the lower limit in men and you could well have a problem. However you will need a full examination and lab studies before the reason for low testosterone is decided and your doctor has options for care or referral to a colleague more used to managing low testosterone and testicular pain. A urologist would be helpful but you will probably need a referral from your doctor. ...Read more

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Should a testicular biopsy be considered if I have low testosterone and bilateral testicular atrophy?

Should a testicular biopsy be considered if I have low testosterone and bilateral testicular atrophy?

Doubtful: Some other cause? Pituitary, medications, trauma? Prior surgery? Internist or endocrinologist need to help sort out. More likely to do biopsy for mass or enlarging testicle. ...Read more

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I have low testosterone: 380 ng/dl for my age of 25 years. I plan to take dhea supplements. Will this cause testicular atrophy?

I have low testosterone: 380 ng/dl for my age of 25 years. I plan to take dhea supplements. Will this cause testicular atrophy?

Not usually: Dhea is a precursor and the elevation of testosterone it causes is not substantial. On the other hand, you should measure your testosterone again and make sure it truly is abnormal. 380 could be physiologically adequate for you. ...Read more

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Had a testicular torsion in my teens. After that doc said I have low sperm count. Wife and I are trying to get pregnant what can I do to help? It's been over a year. Only one pregnancy.

Testicular torsion: If you had one child previously you have secondary iinfertility. Both you and your wife need evaluation. A more extensive semen analysis need to be done ...Read more

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How to recognize a Testicular Torsion condition and treat it ?

Emergency: Testicular torsion gives sudden severe testicular pain.If this is what you have now go to the ER NOW. The doctor will diagnose it by physical exam(absent cremasteric reflex,Doppler ultrasound almost +- very accurate,nuclear scan most accurate but not available 24-7).Delaying diagnosis will result in gangrene and loss of testicle,so get help now.Good luck ...Read more

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I'm having testicular torsion please help?

I'm having testicular torsion please help?

When to go to E.R.: If a guy has no other reason for symptoms, and he has sudden or severe pain in the scrotum (the sack that contains the testicles), swelling of the scrotum, abdominal pain, nausea, or a testicle that is hanging higher than normal or at an unusual angle... He could have testicular torsion and needs to get to the emergency room now. If symptoms are quite mild, a primary doctor may examine him first. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get testicular torsion, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get testicular torsion, or is it unusual?

Common: In a large pediatric hospital emergency room we see about 3-5 a month. ...Read more

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Testicular Torsion (Definition)

The picture of acute one-way course of full-blown testicular torsion has been the most common description in textbook. But any man with intermittent testicular pain of acute onset with highly variable intensity, duration, ; interval for months to years (even up to 10-15 yrs) with nausea ; referring pain in the groin deserves an urgent assessment for intermittent ...Read more


Androgen (Definition)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very ...Read more


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