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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

Can testicular torsion lead to low testosterone?

Maybe

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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.
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Dr. Lane C. Childs answered:

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.

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

Doubtful

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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.
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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?

Not usually

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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
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

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

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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.
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Can testicular torsion be cured?

Yes

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Testicular torsion is a medical/surgical emergency. Torsion refers to a twisting of the testicle on its own blood supply, effectively cutting off oxygen to the testicle. It needs to diagnosed quickly and treated quickly to prevent testicular death. It usually presents with sudden pain in the scrotum with discoloration and swelling. Go to the emergency room if you think you have a torsion.
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Dr. Bryan H. Levey answered:

Can a newborn have testicular torsion?

Yes.

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Saw it once. The other side, thankfully, was fine.
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Dr. Simon Kimm answered:

How can you prevent testicular torsion?

Orchiopexy.

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Testicular torsion causes an interruption in blood supply that is characterized by extreme pain. The only way to truly prevent this condition is to undergo orchiopexy, which is a surgical procedure where the testicle is anchored to the lining and muscular layer of the scrotum. This is usually performed in cases of torsion or in undescended testicle.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

Can Testicular torsion cause only mild pain?

Not usually.

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I suppose that mild intermittent twisting of the blood supply could cause mild and intermittent discomfort. BUT, I really don't think that is likely. Torsion is usually an acute onset of horrible testicular pain often associated with nausea/vomiting and abdominal discomfort.
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Dr. David Kagan answered:

Can there be testicular torsion without bruising?

yes

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it is an emergency
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