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My husbund has a testicle atrophie with one testicle . My question , that is possible to having baby naturally or it was ressort to doing the in vitro?
Try it: The large majority of men with one testis have no difficulty becoming fathers. If you're impatient and/or want encouragement, anybody biology student with a microscope and a glass slide can check to see if he's producing sperms. Sometimes when one testis is injured, the other becomes infertile, but again this is uncommon. If still worried, get with your physican. ...Read more
If a testicle atrophies from an infection,and shrinks a significant amount(to about 1/3 size) Will it just stay that size or gradually shrink?
Stay same or shrink: Variable. Mumps most common infection to cause shrinkage of testicle. Usually remains small & doesn't shrink further. Testicles can certainly shrink after an abscess. Uncommon to shrink after epididymitis which is the most common infection affecting a testicle. Testicle will shrink to nothing if it underwent infarction from missed torsion erroneously diagnosed as "infection". ...Read more
I am a non-ambulatory, total care, 4'10" woman+about 200lbs. Excersize is not an option due to atrophies. Will medicaid pay4 surgery 2help lose weight?
Nutritionist helps: A person who requires total care can have a nutritionist evaluate her daily caloric requirements. Since such a person needs help in order to acquire food, the "third person" must be involved. The goal is to acquire fewer calories than the body needs each day, and weight will decrease. Example: 1600 cal. Are needed daily, but acquire only 1300 cal. Per day (use zero-cal. Drinks for snacks/drinks). ...Read more
When a testicle atrophies can the leydig cells still survive after an infection? I read online that they are more resistant then the sertoli cells?
See your PCP: OK...don't get caught up in too much science here. You testicle should not be atrophying unless there is an alternate source of testosterone being given (I.e. injecting testosterone). Even after infection (epididymitis or orchitis)..the testicle should not be shrinking. If you think a problem exists..see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
When a testicle atrophies from infection, can the leydig cells in that testicle be unharmed after atrophy?? Read that leydig cells more resistant..
Possibly: it depends on the cause of the atrophy: infection, trauma, congenital, from torsion, herniation???-Atrophy refers to shrinkage of the organ itself:it does nit imply any definitive organ damage or limitation of function. Additionally, you have asked this question and it has been answered by multiple physicians, myself included: please consult a urologist. ...Read more
When a testicle atrophies from infection, can the leydig cells in that testicle be undamaged after shrinkage? Read that leydig cells more resistant..
Here are some ...: Hi! Earl563, your similar related Qs were answered to the point in the near past. If still concerning, seek direct pro-evaluation and counseling. But also member: Save time and energy within your control for more proactive healthy living without obsession now and don't waste time to think & worry about those beyond your control; don't let the past firmly grip you but learn from the past and move. ...Read more
When an infection atrophies a testicle is it possible that the leydig cells can still be okay in that testicle? Read they were resistant to infection.
Yes: Usually the infection is mumps and in this case, it's edema and ultimately venous infarction. The leydig cells stick around or at least grow back; I've seen them at autopsy. That's why guys who lose both to torsion or mumps are still as potent and otherwise masculinized as before. Syphilitic gummas will destroy parenchyma itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So yes or no?? When a testicle atrophies from infection can the leydig cells in that testicle survive or not? Some docs on here say yes, some no?
Usually die : After a viral infection most of the time Leydig cells die or atrophy and become nonfunctional in that testicle. There always the rare occasions when they survive there are always exceptions with bacterial infections usually delayed excels do survive functional ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if the testicle atrophies from being treated late? Supposedly they can resist chemo?
More often germ cells: but both cell also possible. Certain infections like mumps will cause testicular atrophy , as the germ cells that produce sperm are more proliferative ( active division ) than Leydig cells . In men with fertility problems due to atopy it is the sperm count that will be low , but testosterone levels could be normal , Leydig cells are spared. Some times may need testicular biopsy . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer